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Arita Porcelian Park Nonnoko no Sato

340-28 Otsu Toya, Arita-cho, Nishimatsura-gun 844-0014, Saga Prefecture
+81 120-553-956
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Beautiful park a shadow of its former glory

This is actually a really nice big park, with manicured lawns and a splendid replica of a big... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Came to paint a plate and see the beautiful building.

We arrived at what looked like an abandoned tourist attraction. The building in the pictures is... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
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340-28 Otsu Toya, Arita-cho, Nishimatsura-gun 844-0014, Saga Prefecture
+81 120-553-956
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is actually a really nice big park, with manicured lawns and a splendid replica of a big beautiful palace (?) Zwinger in Germany alongside a small moat. On the day we went, the park was very empty and the place looked abandoned. So it...More

Thank Michelle_Kwok
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived at what looked like an abandoned tourist attraction. The building in the pictures is really beautiful. It reminds me of when I visited Italy and Germany. There are a few shops ( amidst the abandoned buildings) with very good priced dishes ¥460-¥1000. Many...More

Thank Wurmfamily4
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Only come here, if you have some time to kill and want to take in the surreal atmosphere: Hordes of Chinese tourists taking photographs in front of the replica of the Dresdner Zwinger, who then descend onto the various shops to buy diapers and baby...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A place to taste Japanese liquor, different types of porcelain with bargain value. Top visit place for visitors in Arita. The car has 2000 car parks. It is just outside the Kyushu expressway. Easy to find.

Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 30 January 2015

You probably wouldn't expect to see this European palace in the middle of this small Japanese town, but do pay a visit if you're in the area because the grounds are beautiful and the porcelain sculptures and art pieces on site are unique.

1  Thank ppqq
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Visited this park last spring. It looked really amazing I almost forgot I was in Japan. The only thing that made it 'Japanese' was the presence of cherry blossom trees. Didn't have much time to look around though, cos it suddenly rained and we were...More

1  Thank Eysi84
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I don't really know how anyone could complain about this place, the grounds are beautiful and it is free, We just visited here this month and quite enjoyed the place. Unlike all the other cheesy theme parks, this one was obviously well built. The castle...More

1  Thank marippin
Reviewed 17 May 2014

you need to see this place to believe it exist in the least expected little town. Sad that they have not maintained the gardens the way they should have. The attractions like the kiln and workshops are not open. We took the city bus to...More

Thank horse54
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We went to the park as part of our 4 day Kyushu hot springs tour with Trapic and as soon as we drove in I thought this is something different in Japan. The first thing that takes your eye as you enter is the German...More

1  Thank roy v
Reviewed 18 January 2011

This park was originally designed as "German Theme Park" (Arita has a close relationship to Germany), with German-Style houses and German food stores. It went bancrupt pretty quickly though and was re-opened after a local Sake company bought the area. The building were kept the...More

3  Thank aritaCIR
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20 December 2016|
Response from Michelle_Kwok | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Hakata train station is in Fukuoka (the biggest city on the island of Kyushu, in the North), while Arita is in the southern tip of the West part of Kyushu. I believe the nearest train station to this park is either... More