Top Choice Museum in Arita

Kyūshū Ceramic Museum

About 15 minutes on foot from Arita Station, this large, hilltop operation is the most comprehensive ceramics museum in the region. The Shibata Collection comprehensively showcases the development and styles of Kyūs…
Top Choice Factory in Arita

Kouraku Kiln

This fascinating pottery factory has something for everyone: you can try making simple pottery on the throwing wheel (your pieces can be fired and mailed to you within Japan); you can stay here longer in a residency…
Gallery in Arita

Imaemon Gallery

It looks humble from the outside, but stunning works of art are on display in the gallery of one of Japan's living national treasures, the 14th generation of his family to produce ceramics. The adjoining shop is ope…
Factory in Arita

Kakiemon Kiln

This workshop of the Sakaida family (artist name: Kakiemon) is one of Arita's top sights. Now in its 15th generation and featured in its own exhibit at the British Museum in 2016, the family includes a living nation…
Factory in Arita

Genemon Kiln

This is a unique opportunity to see contemporary potters working in a large studio crafting stunning examples of Arita ware, in a building from the early Meiji period. Works are for sale.