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Museum in Tokoname

Takita Residence

The restored Takita Residence (c 1850) was the home of a shipping magnate. Inside are replicas of bishu-kaisen (local trading ships) and displays of ceramics, lacquerware and furniture. Look for the suikinkutsu, a c…
Seafood in Tokoname


Those wishing to try unagi-don (eel on rice) or Nagoya's famous hitsumabushi (charcoal-grilled eel) should consider this cosy little diner on the Tokoname Pottery Footpath.
Museum in Tokoname

Inax Live Museum

The showpiece of one of Japan's largest plumbing-equipment manufacturers, housing some 150 elaborately decorated Meiji- and Taisho-era toilets and Japan's only tile museum, with over 1000 tiles from around the world…
Noodles in Tokoname


Atmospheric Koyō-an serves homemade soba (buckwheat noodles) on beautiful local ceramics.