Visiting Arita or Imari known for a porcelain production

Tour Number

Activity Level

418254


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Visit a porcelain kiln to learn the history and the procedure of porcelain


You'll visit Arita town where porcelain production started for the first time in Japan and visit one of the most famous kilns in Arita. You also enjoy a local lunch served with beatiful porcelain plates and bowls. After learning the production process, you can enjoy shopping at the largest porcelain whole sale market. You can also drop off downtown Fukuoka upon request.

Itinerary

Leaving the hotel at 9:30, we'll head to Arita town by a private van. It's about 1h45m drive. You'll visit Izumiyama porcelain stone mountain, Tonbai wall, Genemon kiln. After learning the porcelain process, you'll have lunch at a local restaurant where lunch is served with Arita porcelain. Then, you can enjoy shopping at the largest porcelain whole sale market. You can drop off downtown area upon request. Arriving around 16:00.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: hotel

End location: hotel or downtown area

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

The duration is subject to change due to traffic.

Transportation

You will use a private van.

What’s Included

Other: The base fee includes the fees for guiding, arrangement of a van rental, the transportation of a guide to/from the meeting point, and the lunch for a guide is also included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

46980 yen - Extra 46,980yen is necessary besides the base fee, which is for a van rental including a driver, gas and tolls. Please pay the amount directly to the driver prior to the start of the tour by cash. The rate of the van is subject to change depending on the season or the date. Please ask the rate before booking. The base fee does not include any personal items, such as lunch and drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: Extra fee for a van rental is needed besides the base fee. You need to pay directly to the taxi company prior to the start of the tour. Personal items, such as lunch, drinks or the others are not included in the base fee either. If you'd like a local lunch at a local restaurant, I can book the restaurant. The lunch is 1,300yen (tax included) per person.

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but I can arrange the public transportation, or hire a taxi driver upon request.

Private tour guide Kayoko

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