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“For those who love Noritake ceramics and wares”
Review of Noritake no Mori

Noritake no Mori
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Nagoya is home to the world famous Noritake line of ceramic wares. This facility is a multi-faceted providing you history, technical knowledge and art appreciation opportunities. The park and outlet stores are free to the public but fees are collected for the museum showcasing the craft and science of producing a ceramic art piece. Another highlight of the museum is a gallery dedicated for visitors to design personalized souvenirs, of which you make your plate, wind-chime, or figurine. This could eat up your day if you are a serious artist...This workshop is really fun, and the best thing is they mail your product anywhere you live.

If you go hungry, restaurants are within the facility, which are also venues for weddings and occasions. The gardens are a good to place to contemplate,and serves as an al fresco extension of the cafe adjacent to the outlet store. The outlet store sells the best Noritake bargains around with a wide array of crafts... from the serious tea cups and saucers, the classic, modern collections of tablewares and novel Japanese animation characters...to historic commemorative items.

As a person who constantly entertains visitors or relatives dropping by Nagoya, I always make it to a point that a Noritake Garden visit is one of my itineraries. And as a give- away present, a Noritake craft speaks more than words...

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Reviewed August 5, 2008

A visit to the Noritake factory may only appeal to the mature visitor, in that there's no rides/thrills/spills available, but having said that, on the day we visited, plenty of kids were in evidence having a pretty good time.
Anyone who appreciates Noritake ceramics/chinaware etc. really has to allow for a full day here. There is a museum and science centre on your right as you go in, which covers every aspect of the factory production lines/history etc. and most items are of an inter-active nature, which helps keep the kids amused. The most enjoyable part of the day was helping our 8 YO design her own plate, which the staff will "fire" for you, and then post to your home address...so it arrives within a week or two of you arriving home, as an added reminder/souvenir from your trip. The cost is very reasonable for the plate painting/firing etc. (from memory only about Y2500) and makes a great conversation piece. You can buy (which we did at the insistence of the boss/leader of the opposition/missus) stacks of very reasonably priced Noritake products at the Warehouse/gift shop & cafeteria next door. Bonus. Very enjoyable.

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