Pottery Classroom Spots in Japan

  • Hitoyoshi Craft Park Ishino
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Akaikeharamachi 1425-1
    A theme park where you can learn about the traditional crafts of Hitoyoshi and Kuma, an area selected for inclusion in the Japan Heritage list. The park consists of nine facilities, including a ceramics arts hall, smithing hall, glass hall, and teahouse, and visitors can make a variety of crafts by hand under the guidance of skilled artisans. There's also an observatory with a sweeping view of the Kyushu Mountains, a campground, and a park perfect for small children, making this a great destination for the whole family and for a variety of purposes. The local specialty products market sells traditional kijiuma wheeled bird toys, hanatebako boxes painted with camellias, and a wide variety of other gifts and souvenirs from Hitoyoshi and Kuma.

    To get to Hitoyoshi Craft Park from Kumamoto Station, it takes three JR trains and about 2 hours or more on a slow, winding track into the mountains that brings you past rustic self-serve wooden...

  • Oogoya
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichouchokushi 2349
    A commercial complex focusing on Shigaraki ware galleries and shops situated along the Oumi-Green Road close to the entrance to Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Chokushi Shigaraki-cho, Koka City. Here you’ll find shops selling boutique items, Shigaraki ware, and other ceramics; galleries; and a ceramics class facility, as well as restaurants and a garden café offering brick oven-baked bread and sweets.

    近江牛の特上牛丼を頂きました。 味噌汁と漬物が付いて1,680円だったかと思います。もちろん、味はとても良かったし、ご飯も美味しかったですが、お肉がもう少し欲しいなと思いました。

  • Shinano Ceramic Center
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Shinanochou 1-126-2
    A facility for the display and sale of ceramics standing along Prefectural Route 210 in Shinano-cho, Seto City. Here you can find pottery from the Seto-Shinano area, tableware, tea ceremony implements, and a variety of other ceramics items on display and for sale at direct sales prices. The facility also has a gallery and ceramics classroom.

    道の駅瀬戸しなのと同じ敷地内にあり、高価なものから安価なものまでの瀬戸焼ものが販売されています。 事前予約をし、陶芸体験をしました。 手捻りとろくろで計2作品、大人でも黙々と夢中になってしまいました。 出来上がりは4-6週間後。 自分で作ったお茶碗、湯呑は格別です。

  • Izu Pottery Workshop Hokekyoan & Mori Cafe
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Ike 675-62
    This pottery workshop in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture offers visitors a chance to try their hand at Izu pottery. This workshop was authorized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as Business innovation which utilizes unique and ingenious pottery kiln method to create original works of pottery inspired by Izu's famous products and scenery. These include their Izu-Shirahama ware (which depicts Izu's famous Shirahama beach), Izu no Sakura to Na no Hana ware (which depicts Izu's famous cherry blossoms and rape blossoms), and Amagi Wasabi ware (which depicts the wasabi grown around Izu's Mt. Amagi). The workshop and its facilities were built by the staff themselves, leaving as many trees standing as possible in order to leverage the natural landscape of Izu Kogen. Why not spend a lazy afternoon making pottery at this forest workshop?

    伊豆にあるカフェ、確かに木の要素がいっぱいあり、自然な感じで良いですね。エスプレッソが濃厚で、オリジナルカレー丁度いいからさで美味しかったです。

  • Hyuga Hokoshimayaki Isegahama Pottery Studio
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Miyazaki Pref. Hyugashi Hamamachi 2-125-3
    This is a pottery located in Hyuga City, Miyazaki Prefecture. “Hyuga Hokoshima pottery” sundries such as Japanese tea cups and plates are available to purchase. Make your own cup or dish in a pottery class, reservations required. Pottery classes are also held in neighboring areas. The pottery is visited by many locals and tourists alike.
  • Kakuzan Toen
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Aichi Tokoname-shi Sakaemachi 3-116
    A ceramics studio located in an urban area a five-minute drive from the Tokoname Interchange on the Chitaodan Road. Here visitors can try making Tokoname ware, one of Japan's six main ancient pottery styles. Using an electric potter's wheel, participants can make a traditional chawan bowl, small plate, or other ceramics item of their choice in about an hour. Staff are there to help, ensuring even young children can try making pottery. The studio also offers activities making a ceramic lampshade, aroma pot, or piece of pottery imprinted of your child's hand. In addition, the studio makes pottery for weddings and gifts and sells a variety of items perfect for souvenirs.
  • Hikari Kyusu
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Aichi Tokoname-shi Kanayama Kami Suhara 103 Tokoname-shi
    A pottery experience class in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, which is famous for Tokoname ware. It's in Ceramall, a ceramics shopping mall near the southern end of Tokoname Park. Even elementary school students can easily enjoy making pottery there with their potter's wheel. Being in a mall, it's nice to stop by after sightseeing or other errands. Evening sessions are available between 18:00 and 20:00 with a reservation, which is helpful if that's the only time you have for sightseeing. There is also a coffee shop on-site. They serve tea, coffee, and sweets like anmitsu (syrup-covered bean jam and fruit) in original ceramic vessels.
  • Aotogama
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Nuttarihigashi 3-5-24
    Aotogama located in Nuttari Terrace Street in Chuo Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture is a ceramic studio which also holds pottery classes. At the shop attached to the studio, it also sells containers glazed with natural ash, small earthenware items, and accessories as well as variety goods selected with a unique sense of taste. It has a wide range of items which are simple, tasteful and useful in daily life. With a booking, you can experience an electric potter’s wheel and hand forming of clay.
  • Ohtsukouyou
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Tegoshi 68
  • Azumino City Hotaka Pottery Hall
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotaka 8414-17
    A ceramics class studio located in Hotaka, Azumino City. The studio was opened in 1983 to promote ceramic arts in the area. The studio has a gallery with a standing exhibition of 70 pieces of ancient folk pottery as well as a classroom where people can learn and experience the various processes involved in pottery making, and visitors can come in contact with ceramics here in a variety of ways.
  • Hokkokugama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 8-19
    A ceramics class facility located in Motohama-Cho, Nagahama City. The facility holds classes on making ceramics using manual and electric potter’s wheels (reservation required), and casual ceramics painting classes. The facility also offers a class held during a wedding in which the mementos are created for the bride and groom’s parents.
  • Ecchu Pottery Village Pottery and Agriculture Hall
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Setoshin 31
    This facility is located in the grand natural scenery at the base of the Tateyama mountain range, and aims to pass down the 400 year old history and traditions of Ecchu-Seto Yaki pottery and local agriculture as a unified culture. The entrance offers a taste of Ecchu-Seto Yaki history, and displays and sells pieces from five potters working at four different kilns who carry on those traditions to today. You can also reserve a pottery experience class up to the day before your visit.
  • Miyauchi Gama Pottery
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Gotsu Ninomiyacho Kannushi 2211-3
    "A pottery studio that has operated in western Shimane's Iwami area since the 1970s. They make Iwami-yaki pottery, a traditional Gotsu handicraft known for large and sturdy earthenware jars and water jugs. This area is called ""Sekishu,"" and pottery making has thrived in the region since ancient times. According to the Iwami region's pottery lore, the district where Miyauchi Pottery is located is said to be the oldest in the tradition. They also hold pottery workshops where you can make items like teacups and bowls under the careful guidance of a traditional craftsman. The methods traditionally cultivated for making larger items has been passed down to the present day where they make practical pottery for modern living like tableware, umbrella stands, and garden sets."
  • do-togeikan
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    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Yugawara Machi Miyakami 42 Maison Yugawara 1F
    A pottery studio equipped with four electric kilns featuring electric potter's wheels and gas reduction capabilities. It's capable of firing not only Oribe, Kiseto, and Shino pottery, but also celadon, underglaze iron decoration, ceramics painting, and porcelain decorated with colored pictures. In addition to trial ceramics classes, classes where you learn the basics, and classes designed to suit participants' needs, they also have five hands-on pottery workshops. All of workshops and classes require reservations.
  • Kaguranokama
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Ise-shi Asamacho 801-15
    "This pottery studio stands at the foot of Mt. Asama, about which in ancient times it was said that ""a pilgrimage to Ise without visiting Asama is only half a pilgrimage."" Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, the studio makes chawan bowls, yunomi teacups, flower vases, mugs, and other pottery items which easily integrate into everyday life. The studio also conducts pottery making activities every Saturday and Sunday in which participants can receive courteous instruction while creating their very own, one-of-a-kind pottery piece. You can borrow all the tools and equipment you need and the studio will send pieces C.O.D. after they have been fired."
  • Seitouen Genshingama
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hyogo Sumoto-shi Monobe 541-2
    The ceramic arts classroom and gallery is situated above the Uwara Tunnel. Standing at the top of a mountain road, the establishment offers ceramic art classes using electric potter's wheels. Completed pieces are fired in a climbing kiln built on the side of a mountain, and the variations of heat in the kiln as well as the ash floating around inside of it result in each piece coming out differently and one-of-a-kind. Staff provide courteous instruction, ensuring that everyone, from beginners to veterans, can have fun making pottery. The adjoining gallery displays and sells items such as tea utensils, bowls, and coffee cups.
  • Cafe Gallery Do Hana Do Hana
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Maeganeku 243-1

    cozy environment and wonderful food. the handmade dishes are simply beautiful. they have pottery classes as well.

  • Riyukiyugama
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Bimata 479-5

    私が行ったときにはお客さんが4人ぐらいいたのに、スタッフは1人しかいませんでした。そして、手本を参考にして作るのですが、良いお手本がありませんでした。

  • Kurashino gallery Suehachikaku
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 842-135

    世界でたった一つのマイカップです。伊豆は海鮮料理を食べるだけでなく、楽しいところいっぱいありますね。東京から近くてべんりですしね。ご主人から教えてもらって焼き物のイロハを学んできました。これで毎日美味しいカフェが飲めます。自宅にいても伊豆気分です。This 伊豆 my Cupです。

  • shinshinsha Cafe & Pottery Class
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Sumiyoshi-ku Bandaihigashi 1-3-14

    ヤンマースタジアム長居でライブがあったので水分補給を兼ねてかき氷を食べに行きました。 スイカとミックスジュースを注文。 かき氷はひとつひとつ作られるので揃うのを待ってると溶けちゃう笑 スイカはワインが使われていますがアルコール有無選べるのでお子さんでも大丈夫。 店内は美味しそうなカレーの匂いがするので カレー食べたくなります。

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