Arita Porcelian Park Nonnoko no Sato

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Arita Porcelian Park Nonnoko no Sato

Arita Porcelian Park Nonnoko no Sato
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan12,458 contributions
Solo
In the suburbs of Arita, there is a theme park, which is specialized for porcelain. As Arita has a partnership with Meissen, Germany, there is a reconstruction of Zwinger Palace. It is, of course, faked, but when you are in front of this impressive building, you feel as if you were in Dresden. I know the real one, and so it was particularly interesting. The entrance is free. But if you don’t have a car, it is difficult to visit it. It is far from the downtown.
Written October 23, 2019
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ErikaP
291 contributions
It looks stunning. Beautiful park. There is an atelier for making and drawing aritayaki.

It was raining when I go there.
Written May 26, 2019
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Sandy T
Sydney, Australia318 contributions
Couples
Nice walk around, but mainly for tourists on buses that want to buy souvenirs and food. Would not recommend, the smaller museums in town are far better
Written March 25, 2019
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Kristeen G
Sasebo, Japan29 contributions
Family
Nice little park with pottery, buffet restaurant, and souvenirs shop around it. But it’s not stroller friendly if you plan on going in the mansion.
Written October 10, 2018
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Ms Kwok
Singapore, Singapore203 contributions
Friends
This is actually a really nice big park, with manicured lawns and a splendid replica of a big beautiful palace (?) Zwinger in Germany alongside a small moat. On the day we went, the park was very empty and the place looked abandoned. So it was actually really nice for my friends and I to just walk around, breathe in fresh air, take LOADS of pictures with no one in the background, and chill out. If you're looking to actually do something, this isn't the place, unless you just want to hang out by a park, like me. But if you are specifically looking to buy ceramics (plates, cups, bowls, etc.), there are a few shops that sell almost everything you can possibly build with ceramic, and the prices range from cheap to super expensive, depending on design and quality. Japanese ceramic makers go by House/Clan, so each house/clan has a specific style and unique way of making their stuff. The porcelain village (about 15min from this place) has many more shops that illustrate much of what I just said, but the stuff there is at least 2-3 times more expensive than here at the park.

There is also a theatre and a museum here, but I didn't go in although I saw people inside. I believe there are tours, but I'm not sure if there are English tours. I did see some posters on past and upcoming shows held here though, and perhaps the park is more crowded on those days.
Written September 11, 2017
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Japan family
Iizuka, Japan65 contributions
Family
We arrived at what looked like an abandoned tourist attraction. The building in the pictures is really beautiful. It reminds me of when I visited Italy and Germany. There are a few shops ( amidst the abandoned buildings) with very good priced dishes ¥460-¥1000. Many great items for a great price.

But the reason we came was to take our 5 & 2 year old to paint a bowl or plate. We finally found the building in the back right corner of the property. Upon entering a grumpy lady eventually greeted us. We picked out what we wanted she set the stuff up and walked to the back ( staff only area). We noticed she placed a directions sheet in English on the table. The issue was it wasn't that clear on the directions and English wording. It was missing some steps. I tried asking for help 2 times. The second of which she mumbled in Japanese and walked away. So sadly my frustrated kids and husband and I did the same thing twice not understanding and then ended up just giving up and telling the kids to just paint a random thing. They were so bumped the Rilakuma and ampanman were not on their plates.

As we finished and just wanted to leave a mom and daughter came in and she kindly helped them with directions and assisting them. So if your a foreigner don't bother! Unless your Japanese was really good ( mine isn't that great.) waste of ¥2860 and have to wait 2 months. I have no clue if they ship it or I'm supposed to drive back and pick it up. We really don't care to go back or have the dishes.

Real bumper! I bet this place used to be great.
In a positive note tons of omiyage ( souvenirs), sake, and you can take many great pictures with no one in sight.
Written June 4, 2017
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Daniel
167 contributions
Solo
Only come here, if you have some time to kill and want to take in the surreal atmosphere: Hordes of Chinese tourists taking photographs in front of the replica of the Dresdner Zwinger, who then descend onto the various shops to buy diapers and baby formula.

The exhibition of Imari ceramics is expensive at 500 Yen. Go to the Kyushu Ceramics Museum in town for a really good exhibition for free!
Written March 23, 2017
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ChungkaiSin
Hong Kong, China279 contributions
Friends
A place to taste Japanese liquor, different types of porcelain with bargain value. Top visit place for visitors in Arita. The car has 2000 car parks. It is just outside the Kyushu expressway. Easy to find.
Written October 10, 2016
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aquariiius
San Francisco, CA64 contributions
Family
You probably wouldn't expect to see this European palace in the middle of this small Japanese town, but do pay a visit if you're in the area because the grounds are beautiful and the porcelain sculptures and art pieces on site are unique.
Written January 30, 2015
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Eysi
Manila, Philippines83 contributions
Family
Visited this park last spring. It looked really amazing I almost forgot I was in Japan. The only thing that made it 'Japanese' was the presence of cherry blossom trees. Didn't have much time to look around though, cos it suddenly rained and we were freezing. Hoping to visit again and take more photos.
Written October 11, 2014
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