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[INAX Museum]

Experience the many faces of ceramics

INAX is known all over the world for its toilets and sinks. The INAX Museum passes on the pottery skills and the spirit of manufacturing that have been fostered in Tokoname, the city of pottery, and provides hands-on workshops to share the fun and challenge of clay and ceramics. There are six buildings on the premises and visitors can experience the many-faceted world of ceramics. On display in the Tile Museum are about 1000 beautiful decorative tiles, from before the Common Era to the modern age. Each room resembles a colorful jewelry box. The Shiny Clay Ball Workshop (reservation and additional fee required) is held in the museum's Clay Works building, and children and adults alike will have so much fun that they lose track of time.
Posted photos Main The iconic tile decoration styles of different eras are recreated in the Tile Museum (Shown: a room with British tiles)
Three photos Upper left In the Shiny Clay Ball Workshop (reservation and additional fee required), visitors learn special techniques to create a shiny clay ball that is completely different from the ordinary mud balls you make in a sandbox, upper right There are various workshops for children to enjoy, including the Shiny Clay Ball Workshop, lower The Tiling Workshop offers a wide variety of hands-on workshops, including a mosaic art workshop and a tile painting workshop
Address Okuei-cho 1-130, Tokoname City, Aichi
Phone +81-569-34-8282 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time)
Holidays Every Wednesday (Open if it is a holiday), year-end and New Year's, etc.
Admission fee Adults 600 yen
High school students and university students 400 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 200 yen
● Shiny Clay Ball Workshop (Reservation required, takes approx. 90 minutes)
1 Clay Ball 800 yen
* Please check the website for details.
Access 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 and alight at "Tokoname Station". Take the Chita Bus bound for Chita Handa Station for approx. 11 minutes, alight at "INAX Live Museum-mae", and walk for approx. 2 minutes.
* The Kiln Plaza is closed for seismic retrofitting until 2019 autumn (estimated).

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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