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Lovely

A lovely but very small place that not many tourists seem to find but well worth a short visit. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pollyoppy
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Lovely village with lots of pottery makers

Nice to spend a couple of hours walking round the various manufacturers and to see the old kilns... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
JaneD860
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely but very small place that not many tourists seem to find but well worth a short visit. The road is steep and difficult to pass other cars coming from the opposite direction. Lots of pottery shops line the main street.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Nice to spend a couple of hours walking round the various manufacturers and to see the old kilns and those currently in use. Village has some picturesque hills as a backdrop.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JaneD860
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We got here again in the late afternoon so only had enough time to do a quick walk around the village before the sun went down and the shops closed. the bridge at the entrance to the village was really interesting - broken bits of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank silverspire
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little village set in the mountains that specializes in ceramics/ pottery. In Japan, each House or Clan makes pottery slightly differently, each with its own unique style, design and finesse. This village essentially houses some of the finest ceramics in Kyushu, and the quality...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Kaydoubleuokay
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Cute little pottery town, quite silent. Loads of small ceramics shops. The bridges and riversides are also paved with ceramics/ nice looking pebbles. It's a great way to escape the hectique. Loved it. Hard to get to though, there's a bus, but it only goed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Only come here if you are interested in ceramics, as there is not much else to see or do! Many shops offering hand made and hand painted porcelain at moderate prices. You can spend from a few hundred yen to hundreds of thousands, depending on...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank daniellM5020WW
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I was there on Dec 3rd and, even the autumn leaves mostly fell, but there were many beautiful red maples in front of the village with very nice garden decoration. When combined with so nice hand pottery and imari steak shop nearby (be careful that...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank SarahAHA121
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The setting is quaint and very pretty with lots of pottery shops selling their wares. I would have liked to see some working potters but if they were there, we missed seeing them. The porcelain is very very expensive. It was a lovely drive from...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank F9988PWsarahw
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the Nabeshima potters, favorites of the ruling class were relocated here over 400 years ago to keep their techniques and formulas secret. This is one of the main places Imari ware, so loved and copied in Europe, was developed....More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Catbird28
Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you don't have much interests about porcelain, don't need to go there. There're many porcelain shops with nice scenery, that's all. But If you do love porcelain, It's a nice place.

Date of experience: September 2015
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