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The Kyushu Ceramic Museum

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Address: 3100-1 Otsu Toshaku, Nishimatsura-gun, Arita-cho 844-8585, Saga Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 955-43-3681

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Excellent collections with cute little tips to follow.

I expected nothing much but remarkable ceramic collections around 400 years. But if you are planning to visit, please don't miss these opportunities. 1. Be on time when the clock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Sun Ju L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I expected nothing much but remarkable ceramic collections around 400 years. But if you are planning to visit, please don't miss these opportunities. 1. Be on time when the clock hits every 60 min. - I was lucky to be in front of the entrance at 11am which mechanically connected ceramic bells started to ring. Because the surrounding is very... More 

1 Thank Sun Ju L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We arrived at Arita station at 3.45pm it was a 2 minute walk to the base of the hill, then 10 minute walk/climb up the hill to the museum. Free Entry and there are 3 connecting exhibition rooms plus the basement of special collection. Main exhibition rooms have English name tags but not English explanations. Really beautiful works, excellent variety.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Kyushu Ceramic Museum is not to be missed by anyone interested in Japanese ceramics or porcelain. Set in a lovely setting, this ultra-modern museum houses representative samples of Japanese pottery throughout Japan's history with good signage in Japanese and English. There are excellent teaching displays (maps, shards) and beautiful displays that truly showcase the collection. Photography is not allowed... More 

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Waasmunster, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great overview of Japanse Arita ceramics throughout the history from 1600 till present day. Really à superb experience. Even beter as and when you can combine it with a visit to local current manufacturer!

2 Thank Marc E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Arita is only an hour's train ride from Fukuoka, and the Kyushu Ceramic Museum is a bare ten minutes walk from the railway station. You do have to climb up a rather steep bridge and huff up the pathway to the Museum itself but it's a pretty blue- and- white bridge and a short scenic walk lined with pine trees.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went there on my 2nd day in Arita. It was a good 10min walk from the main train station. Be sure to stay for the big clockwork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

My husband and I were travelling on motorbikes in May 2010 through Japan and stopped in the nearby pottery towns of Arita and Imari as we have an interest in ceramics. We started with spending a few hours in the Kyushu Ceramic Museum which had a most comphrenhensive display of Japanese pottery and absolutely the best starting point to know... More 

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