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Raku Museum

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Address: 84 Aburanokoji Nakadachi-uri agaru, Kamigyo-ku,, Kyoto 602-0923, Kyoto Prefecture
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For potters or open-mided

I agree with the other reviews: the place is beautiful and extremely interesting, if you are into pottery. I personally am not particularly interested in pottery (or at least I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Locarno, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree with the other reviews: the place is beautiful and extremely interesting, if you are into pottery. I personally am not particularly interested in pottery (or at least I wasn't until today), but I am really open-minded and curious, so I really enjoyed the exposition. As a layman, I would have appreciated some more explanation on history and maybe... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you like Raku, this is the place. Complete with a family tree diagram. You can combine this with a visit to the Imperial Palace. Walk west on Ichijo Dori from the west border of the Imperial Palace. Turn left onto Aburanokoji. There will be a sign in English at the corner. It's about a 15-20 min walk. Ichijo Dori... More 

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1 Thank Michelle2012
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

A lot of valid info are already stated about the museum. You should go only if interested in ceramics. The museum is difficult to find with no good public transportation around but great collection if you are interested in ceramics

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Thank Georgios F
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful collection of Raku ceramics over the centuries. Each piece is exquisite and the museum itself is quiet and a lovely place to visit.

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Thank Eve1232015
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is an elegant small museum with an excellent collection devoted to Raku pottery. It is not intended for the casual, uninformed tourist. For potters, would-be potters and students, it is a must-see in Kyoto. It is easily found in central Kyoto and can easily be included in any day of exploring other mid-town Kyoto 'sights'.

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Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

The Raku Museum situated next door to the Raku family home and workshop is in central Kyoto. It was established in 1978 and has a collection of about 1000 works of ceramics made by successive heads of the Raku family. It is a small but very nice display of some of the works, with a video shown before to explain... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This small museum features nothing else than Raku style tea bowls and accessories. On the ground floor 15 (of course!) tea bowls are displayed, on the top floor 7 more bowls and some accessories such as plates, water containers, etc. From time to time the exhibits are changed to display different objects from the collection of 1400 tea bowls. What... More 

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