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Arita Town

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In the early 17th century, pottery stone was discovered in Arita and porcelain was created for the first time in Japan. From then, a townscape called “Arita Senken” or “A Thousand of Houses of Arita” was formed and the area thrived to the utmost. The townscape has been selected as a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings by the government of Japan.
At Sueyama Shrine, you can enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of the pottery town with the porcelain torii gate and porcelain guardian dogs.

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More Information about Arita Town

Street address

Within Arita Town

Access

  • About 5-10 minutes on foot or by taxi from Arita Station.

Opening Hours

9:00 to 17:00

Gen-emon Kiln
8:00 to 17:00
(9:00 to 17:00 on Sundays)

Closed

The Kyushu Ceramic Museum
Mondays (the following day if Monday is a holiday)
Year end

Kakiemon Kiln
New Year holiday

Gen-emon Kiln
New Year holiday

Website

http://www.arita.jp/

Best season

All year

Point

The Arita Ceramics Fair held every year from April 29th to May 5th sees over 1 million visitors each year.

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