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Don't miss the clock

An interesting museum. Every half hour the clock does its thing. Make sure you are there to watch... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Great exihibit, free entry

We were very impressed by the range of old and new works presented here. Worthwhile to start the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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30 Apr 2017
“Free entrance”
2 Apr 2017
“Don't miss the clock”
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3100-1 Otsu Toshaku, Arita-cho, Nishimatsura-gun 844-8585, Saga Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

It's an OK place to see, once you are in Arita, I didn't think there was much of background information in the museum. The staff was really friendly and the entrance is for free.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 3 April 2017

An interesting museum. Every half hour the clock does its thing. Make sure you are there to watch the impressive display

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Richar64
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were very impressed by the range of old and new works presented here. Worthwhile to start the Arita visit here, and then explore the shops and town. Walking distance to the station anyway.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank journey4one
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A well presented exhibition showing the history of porcelain in Japan. I must say that seeing museums in Jingdezhen and South Korea, the real homes of porcelain does make the history pale but it is still worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank roy890
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Odds are you're visiting Arita because you like ceramics and porcelain. So a visit to this museum is a no-brained. Entrance is free, the collection is beautiful, drinks are served in 200 yr old cups, and the temporary (?) restaurant outside is worth a visit....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Sam S
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Well this ceramic museum is special. It shows a lot about the history of ceramic, how they are made and how it changed during the time. Every 30 min. there is a clock playing in the center of the museum. Most of the descriptions are...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Karimuchi Z
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A very visitable museum as it only takes 30 minutes to wander round the 5 exhibition rooms and take in the various displays. Not wildly exciting for young children but there are one or two video displays that are of interest, one which shows how...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I expected nothing much but remarkable ceramic collections around 400 years. But if you are planning to visit, please don't miss these opportunities. 1. Be on time when the clock hits every 60 min. - I was lucky to be in front of the entrance...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Sun Ju L
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We arrived at Arita station at 3.45pm it was a 2 minute walk to the base of the hill, then 10 minute walk/climb up the hill to the museum. Free Entry and there are 3 connecting exhibition rooms plus the basement of special collection. Main...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank ChloCasabi
Reviewed 19 November 2014

The Kyushu Ceramic Museum is not to be missed by anyone interested in Japanese ceramics or porcelain. Set in a lovely setting, this ultra-modern museum houses representative samples of Japanese pottery throughout Japan's history with good signage in Japanese and English. There are excellent teaching...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank SingaporeGirl
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