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[Pottery Footpath]

Enjoy a stroll amid scenery that symbolizes a pottery town

The pottery town of Tokoname is known for its "Tokoname ware", which is typified by teapots of smooth, glossy unglazed red clay. "Pottery Footpath" is a popular attraction for enjoying picture-book scenery. Starting from Ceramic Hall, which is approx. 5 minutes' walk from Tokoname Station, walk up a small hill, enjoy scenery with chimneys, "Clay Pipe Hill", where the walls to the left and right are covered with earthenware pipes and shochu (Japanese liquor) pots, and take a tour of highlights including the "Climbing Kiln (Toei Kiln)", which is the largest climbing kiln that still exists in Japan. There is an A course and a B course, which are approx. 1.6 km and 4 km long respectively. Both are brim-full of attractions.
Posted photos Main The view of a sloping path with earthenware pipes and shochu (Japanese liquor) pots is something you can only see in Tokoname
Three photos Upper left Visitors can also see inside the climbing kiln, upper right A climbing kiln that was used until 1974, lower The eateries that are dotted along the way as you walk also have a nostalgic atmosphere
Address Sakae-machi 3-8, Tokoname City, Aichi (Tokoname City Ceramic Hall)
Phone Tokoname City Tourist Association
+81-569-34-8888 (Japanese only)
Access Tokoname City Ceramic Hall: Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, and walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Tokoname Line Limited Express for approx. 35 minutes, alight at "Tokoname Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL Tokoname City Tourist Association
* "Pottery Footpath" is a place where people live and produce things. Please observe good manners as you enjoy your stroll, and do not do things like peeking into private houses and entering premises without permission.

updated on Mar 26, 2018

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