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  • See & Do
  • Eastern Area

Pottery Making Experience (Mashiko)

  • Culture

Make your own one-in-the-world ceramic ware!

Developed since the19th century for its fine quality and proximity to the big market Tokyo, Masiko-yaki pottery has long been liked for its daily use items such as pots, water jars and teapots. There are nearly 260 kilns, 50 shops and potters of youth and experience who create works of great variety. Pottery markets held in spring and autumn attract hundreds of thousands of Mashiko-yaki lovers. Even beginners can join workshops to learn how to decorate, hand-form or use a potter’s wheel, and enjoy authentic ceramic art.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Jonaizaka, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Mainly around Sayado area, several places in the town
Telephone Number 0285-70-1120
Website http://blog.mashiko-kankou.org/

Eastern Area

The eastern area is famous for its abundant flowers and traditional Mashiko pottery. Seasonal charms welcome tourists throughout the year with flowers such as cherry blossoms and wisterias in spring and some of the nation’s most beautiful autumn foliage.

Seasons in Tochigi