Arita is a small town, but huge in porcelain industry in Japan.
Aritayaki is porcelain made at Arita town in Saga prefecture. It is also called Imari ware after the name of its export harbor.
This town is the birthplace of porcelain in Japan.
If you are interested in beautiful porcelain, this is the perfect tour for you.
I'll take you to the Tozan shrine dedicated to a nationalized Korean potter, Lee San Pei, museum, and Arita porcelain park.
It takes about 80 minutes by express train from Fukuoka to Arita.
In the morning
Arita porcelain park
Lunch at the porcelain park
In the afternoon
Arita mainstreet area
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at either your hotel, your cruise ship terminal, or airport terminal.
End location: I will drop you off at where we began or any predetermined spot.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
This tour price includes my guide service, my public transportation fare, my admission fee and my lunch cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10800 yen - Around 10,800 yen but it will increase depending on your hotel location and lunch you'll have.
Express train return ticket from Hakata to Arita about ¥4,300
Taxi about ¥4,000
Admission fee ¥1,000
Plus the fare between your hotel and Hakata station
Make sure you wear good walking shoes and are prepared for the weather.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to transportation, shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver. In my tours I use public transportation or taxies.
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We spent a great day with Asako, travelling to Arita and visiting the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, the township and the wholesale ceramics market. We also had lunch at an interesting cafe near the museum, where you get to choose your own cup and saucer to use for any hot drink you order - great to browse the range and choose the one that appeals best. Asako knows her way around Arita, and was able to find out which places were open given we went during the new year holiday period. We recommend Asako - A1.