Noritake Garden


Pottery fans will enjoy a stroll around Noritake Garden, the 1904 factory grounds of one of Japan's best-known porcelain makers, featuring remnants of early kilns and the pleasant Noritake Gallery. You can also glaze your own dish in the Craft Centre & Museum, which demonstrates the production process. The 'Box Outlet Shop', ironically, has unboxed wares at discounted prices. English signs throughout.

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1. Noritake Craft Centre & Museum

0.02 MILES

Glaze your own porcelain dish (from ¥1800 plus shipping) in the Craft Centre & Museum in Noritake Garden, which has demonstrations of the production…

2. Noritake Garden Gallery

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The pleasant Noritake Gallery, in Noritake Garden, exhibits paintings, sculptures and ceramic works.

4. Midland Square


Nagoya's tallest building (247m) houses Toyota's corporate HQ and showroom, boutique shopping on the lower floors and a beehive of offices in the middle…

5. Sky Promenade


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6. Nagoya-jō

1.12 MILES

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7. Nagoya City Science Museum

1.44 MILES

This hands-on museum claims the world's largest dome-screen planetarium, with some seriously out-of-this-world projection technology. There's also a…

8. Nagoya TV Tower

1.63 MILES

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