Kamagaki-no-Komichi | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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Take a walk and enjoy the unique scenery of a pottery town

A kamagaki is a wall made by piling up the tools used in a kiln when baking pottery. In the pottery town of Seto City in Aichi, there is an alley about 400 meters long lined by this kind of kamagaki wall. The walking path is called Kamagaki-no-Komichi, and has a unique landscape that can only be seen here. It was once the main street for transporting pottery, and traces from that time still remain. There are also other sightseeing spots that you can drop by, such as Kamagaki-no-Komichi Museum (which is a renovated master potter's house), a gallery, and more. It is a must-visit place to learn about the charm of Japanese ceramics.
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Kamagaki walls made by piling up pottery tools can be only seen in Seto City. 
Upper: Kamagaki-no-Komichi Museum is in a renovated residence of a master potter of Hongyoyaki (a traditional style of pottery) from the late Meiji period. Please check the website for details. Bottom: Enjoy a relaxing stroll up and down the narrow alley, full of nostalgic ambience.
Address Nakabora-cho, Seto City, Aichi
Phone Seto Marutto Museum and Tourist Association
+81-561-85-2730 (Japanese only)
Hours You can visit at any time.
Holidays Open every day
Admission fee Free
Access Take the JR Chuo Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 12 minutes and alight at "Ozone Station". Take the Meitetsu Seto Line Express train for approx. 24 minutes, alight at "Owari-seto Station" and walk for approx. 20 minutes.
URL Seto Marutto Museum (Seto City)

updated on Sep 30, 2019

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