The Kyushu Ceramic Museum
The Kyushu Ceramic Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Paul W
Eastbourne, UK2,196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The art of making ceramics has a long and distinguished history in Japan. This museum celebrates the work of local makers over the centuries.

The museum is well lit with explanations in English as well as Japanese.There are five themed rooms ranging from earliest items to contemporary works. An extra delight is the large ceramic clock which gives performances every half hour.

The museum is a 15 minute walk from the railway station. There is no charge for admission and there is a reasonably priced coffee shop on the first floor looking out over the countryside to the surrounding hills.

If you are in the area and can make time the museum is well worth a visit.
Written 10 March 2024
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DGSmanila
Bangkok, Thailand381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
in route from Fukuoka to Nagasaki - as much hype was about the ceramic industry
of the region - we stopped at the FREE ENTRANCE museum.
The display is nice, well recorded, much info - also in English.
Written 14 January 2020
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan15,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
It is a must-see in Arita. If you are interested in porcelain, it merits to travel to Arita just to visit this museum. To visit a temporary exhibit, you have to buy a ticket. But otherwise, the entrance is free. It is also generously allowed to take pictures without flash. To this museum, you can walk from JR Arita station. It takes about 15 minutes. Uchiyama district, the historical area of Arita, is a little far.
Written 23 October 2019
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Sophie K
148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
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.
Written 30 April 2017
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Richar64
209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
An interesting museum. Every half hour the clock does its thing. Make sure you are there to watch the impressive display
Written 2 April 2017
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neumanth
Frankfurt, Germany800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 21 February 2017
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roy890
Queensland, Australia43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
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.
Written 27 November 2016
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Sam S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
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. Not everything is translated, and the museum looks a bit old fashioned. But the collection is definitely worth it.
Written 10 October 2016
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Karimuchi Z
Hamburg, Germany28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
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 in Japanese.

That said, if you don't like ceramic or are not interested in it..maybe skip this one.
Written 8 October 2016
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GlobeTrotSurfSerf
Seoul, South Korea115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
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 pottery is made.
Good facilities including a coffee shop. Pleasant staff and a small gift shop.
Worth dropping in if visiting Arita
Written 18 September 2016
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