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Factory Outlet
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Revel in some retail therapy at Tosu Premium Outlets, a major regional outlet mall accommodating 150 national and international brand stores.
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Flea Market
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Wake up early for some morning entertainment at Yobuko Morning Market, one of Japan's largest fish markets known for its lively atmosphere, l
Arita Sera , Arita-cho
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
In this private guided tour, you'll visit some of Arita's craft studios, where skilled artisans create porcelain masterpieces. After learning about Arita ware, try your luck at a treasure hunt, and get the chance to take home some prized ceramics![Highlights]- Watch artisans at work in Arita's Kuromuta-Obo district- See an actual climbing kiln, as well as other different types of kilns- Learn about Arita's different porcelain-making techniques- Try your luck at a fun treasure hunt — take home Arita porcelain wares that catch your eye- Get insights and fascinating information about Arita from a local expert[About the Arita town, Saga and Arita Ware]The town of Arita in Saga Prefecture is renowned for its highly appraised porcelain, Arita ware, which has been exported across the world ever since the Edo period (1603–1867).This private guided tour will take you to Kuromuta-Obo district to discover its secrets. Visiting this quaint town hidden in the mountains of Kyushu is a must-do for every pottery enthusiast, but many travelers just explore Arita's Uchiyama district, as it is more accessible.The Kuromuta-Obo district has a high concentration of kilns, both historic and modern. After a visit to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, an experienced, English-speaking guide will take you to three of Kuromuta's kilns: Shingama, Gen-emon, and Kouraku. From facilities to products, each kiln boasts its own unique style and characteristics.At Shingama, you'll see an actual 'noborigama' (a traditional climbing kiln) and learn how items are fired in the kiln. Then, at Gen-emon, you'll watch artisans at work, learn how craftsmen decorate porcelain entirely by hand, and see a historical collection that includes ceramics from the Edo period.Finally, at the modern Kouraku Kiln, you'll learn how tradition and innovation come together. Here, you'll play a fun treasure-hunting game. Search the facility for new and old porcelain, and take home as much as you can fit in a basket![Schedule] This tour has two available start times: 10:00 and 14:00Morning Tour / Afternoon Tour10:00 / 14:00 — Meet your guide at Arita Station10:10 / 14:10 — Visit The Kyushu Ceramic Museum11:00 / 15:00 — Visit Shingama Kiln and Gen-emon Kiln11:30 / 15:30 — Visit Kouraku Kiln for a tour and treasure hunt12:30 / 16:30 — Tour ends at Arita Station[Note]- The minimum required number of the people for a tour is two. - All children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.Operated by TABINOWA KYUSHU Co.,Ltd.
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