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Kyushu Ceramic Museum佐賀県立九州陶磁文化館

Museum / Science Museum

A prefectural museum in Arita Town which is dedicated to preserving and displaying ceramics from areas throughout Kyushu. The museum’s collection focuses on pieces from the former Hizen Province, particularly porcelain such as Imari ware and Karatsu ware. Highlights include the giant music box made of Arita ware and the Meissen porcelain bells. The 25 bells, made in the Meissen State Porcelain Manufactory in Meisen, Arita’s sister city, play a song related to the two nations every hour, announcing the time.


Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Toshaku Yu 3100-1 (Arita / ImariArea)

phone 0955433681

9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Review of The Kyushu Ceramic Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/24 Collection of porcelain
It is a must-see in Arita. If you are interested in porcelain, it merits to travel to Arita just to visit this museum. To visit a temporary exhibit, you have to buy a ticket. But otherwise, the...
Reviewed:2017/05/01 Free entrance
Its an OK place to see, once you are in Arita, I didnt think there was much of background information in the museum. The staff was really friendly and the entrance is for free.
Reviewed:2017/04/03 Dont miss the clock
An interesting museum. Every half hour the clock does its thing. Make sure you are there to watch the impressive display

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Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Toshaku Yu 3100-1 [ map ]
Arita / ImariArea
9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Monday (open for public holidays, closed the following weekday)
[Admission fee] Free (Charge for special exhibition, please contact us for details)
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Others (Available smoking area outside the room)
Available (Saga Prefectural Government Public Not available Line LAN)
English Menu
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (there is car for rental)
Infant friendly
Possible (there is rental guide)
Pet friendly

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          Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu's Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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