Top things to do in Tokoname

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

Unagi No Nakamuraya

Unagi-don (eel on rice) and the fancier hitsumabushi (charcoal-grilled eel, Nagoya's famous speciality) are on offer at 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 more than 1000 tiles from around the …
Soba in Tokoname


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