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Went there with a friend

Went there with a friend because she did all the itinerary planning. It was pretty nice spending... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Quack H
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Small pottery town between Chubu Centrair International Airport and Nagoya

Beautiful pottery town with a small shops with ceramics. You can take a map from the Tourist Info... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
Kasia M
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“Tokoname, Birthplace of Japan Manekineko Lucky Cats”
17 Jul 2017
“Went there with a friend”
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I was told by my friend thatTokoname is the birthplace of Japan manekineko lucky cats. When you cross over from train station, you could see a huge manekineko head. Just follow that huge manekineko head, you will enter a small town of pottery. I went...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went there with a friend because she did all the itinerary planning. It was pretty nice spending half a day at Tokoname.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you're entering or leaving Japan through Chubu Nagoya International Airport I highly recommend a stopover in Tokoname, 10 minutes by train from the Airport. Tokoname is and ancient Pottery and Ceramic centre and has created a wealth of sites in relation to this industry....More

1  Thank Juddly
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Beautiful pottery town with a small shops with ceramics. You can take a map from the Tourist Info Center (train station) and take a walking tour on the narrow streets in the old tow - nice and quiet town.

1  Thank Kasia M
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This is an old shipping/pottery town. The walking tour is highly recommended. Grab a map from the Tourist Info Center at the train station and have a fun time. I think kids would even like it due to all of the pottery shaped cats everywhere....More

Thank J H
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

There are some fabulous small galleries, antique shops and cafés in the area of the pottery walk. A great few hours, especially if you are waiting for a flight from Centrair. I got a bit lost and overshot the map, the signposts aren't that frequent....More

Thank sallymaymills
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Tokoname is a place for ceramic. Get off train at Tokoname station and quick ten minutes walk to ceramic street. Cafes are there, galleries are there, of course small and lots of ceramic shops that is famous for lucky cat that is cute! It can...More

3  Thank rookie-m
Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stopped here for the afternoon from Nagoya. It turned out we were here on a monday which was a mistake as the main museum and 90% of the shops were closed. However, a few places were still open and it turned out almost to...More

3  Thank Marisa T
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Part of this town has been kept in a very old style where the roads are tiny, and you walk around to see the various kilns and pottery makers. Sweet and enjoyable with a couple cafes in between. I really enjoyed it! Some tiny boutiques...More

1  Thank AmericanLadyInUK
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