Pottery is one of Japan’s most influential crafts, and one of the best places to explore its legacy is by making the trek to Tokoname, an ancient kiln town in Aichi Prefecture. Boasting over 1,000 years of pottery history it’s practically a living, breathing, ceramic museum. Tokoname has a few pottery walks that weave their way through the city. For a completely immersive experience, it’s recommended you pick the longer, four-kilometer course, ‘B’ which will take you through the rustic old kilns, past the old black walled factories and to the town’s INAX Live Museum and the Tokoname Tounomori Museum.
NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR