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A Pottery Town That Blends Modernity with Tradition (One-day Trip)

Mashiko is famous for crafts such as Mashiko ware. You will feel happy just by taking a stroll in the town where you can experience traditions and a European atmosphere.


Day 1

Tokyo Station

  1. ↓ JR Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko 129
  2. Utsunomiya Station
  3. ↓ Bus (get off at Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko)
  4. Mashiko

Pottery Making Experience (Mashiko)

  • Time Required: 1.5 hours

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.

  1. 25 min. on foot

Tonoike Sake Brewery

  • Time Required: 1 hour

The brewery sells all sorts of rice wine and innovative products made with sake.

Weaving Mooka Momen Cotton Experience


Try your hand at the art of traditional weaving.

Mooka Momen Cotton has a long history from Japan’s early modern period to the present day. These hand-woven cotton fabrics are especially fascinating for their unique texture. Pick them up and feel their special quality. 

Visitors can observe the weaving process at the Mooka Momen Kaikan (no reservation required). Hands-on weaving and dyeing experiences are available with prior reservations. 
  1. ↓ 15 min. on foot
  2. Mashiko Station
  3. ↓ Bus
  4. Utsunomiya Station
  5. ↓ JR Tohoku Shinkansen Yamabiko 216

Tokyo Station

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