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Six Ancient Kilns
Japanese Ceramics Born and Raised in Japan

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STORY

Seto, Echizen, Tokoname, Shigaraki, Tanba, and Bizen are referred to as the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan.
The development of these kilns and pottery techniques, some dating to the prehistoric Jomon period, have been preserved and represent an important contribution to the world of ceramics.
In these towns, evocative remnants of large and small kilns still dot the hills surrounding the towns, while maze-like backstreets, artfully decorated with walls of ceramic chards and kiln tools, lead to numerous ceramic studios.
Walking through the narrow alleyways, led on by the smoke rising from brick-walled chimneys is to rediscover the elegant simplicity of Japanese aesthetics and feel the traditions and history of these ancient kilns.

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CULTURAL PROPERTIES

AREA

Seto City (Aichi Prefecture), Echizen Town (Fukui Prefecture), Tokoname City (Aichi Prefecture), Koka City (Shiga Prefecture), Sasayama City (Hyogo Prefecture), Bizen City (Okayama Prefecture)

ACCESS

Bizen City
  • Train
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 3hr50min)
    • JR Nagoya Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 2hr15min)
    • JR Shin-Osaka Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 1hr25min)
    • JR Hiroshima Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 1hr15min)
    • JR Hakata Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 2hr20min)
  • Car
    • Bizen IC(Sanyo Express Line/Route2)~Bizen City(Approx. 15min)
    • Bizen IC(Okayama Blue Line/Route250)~Bizen City(Approx. 15min)
    • Wake IC(Sanyo Express Line/Route374)~Bizen City(Approx. 15min)
  • Airplane
    • Okayama Airport(Local Bus)~Okayama Sta.~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 1hr30min)
    •   
    • Okayama Airport(Sanyo Expressway)~Wake IC~Bizen City (Approx. 1hr)
  • Express Bus
    • Tokyo~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 10hr)
    • Nagoya~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 9hr)
    • Kyoto~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 4hr10min)
    • Osaka~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 3hr40min)
    • Hiroshima~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 2hr50min)
    • Hakata~JR Okayama Sta.(Ako Line)~JR Nishi-Katakami Sta.(Approx. 10hr)
Echizen Town
  • Train
    • JR Osaka Sta.(Hokuriku Main Line)~JR Takefu Sta.(Local Bus)~Echizen Town
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Maibara Sta.(Hokuriku Main Line)~JR Takefu Sta.(Local Bus)~Echizen Town
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Hokuriku Shinkansen)~JRKanazawa Sta.(Hokuriku Main Line)~JR Fkukui Sta.(Local Bus)~Echizen Town
    • JR Nagoya Sta.(Tokaido・Sanyo Shinkansen)~JR Maibara Sta.(Hokuriku Main Line)~JR Takefu Sta.(Local Bus)~Echizen Town
  • Car
    • Osaka(Meishin Expressway)~Suita JCT~Maibara JCT(Hokuriku Expressway)~Takefu IC(Route365)~Echizen Town
    • Tokyo(Tomei・Meishin Expressway)~Maibara JCT(Hokuriku Expressway)~Takefu IC(Route365)~Echizen Town
    • Nagoya(Meishin Expressway)~Suita JCT~Maibara JCT(Hokuriku Expressway)~Takefu IC(Route365)~Echizen Town
  • Airplane
    • Komatsu Airport(Airport Bus)~JR Fukui Sta.(Hokuriku Main Line)~JR Sabae Sta.~JR Takefu Sta.(Local Bus)~Echizen Town
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    • Komatsu Airport(Bus)~JR Komatsu Sta.(Hokuriku Main Line)~JR Fukui Sta.~JR Sabae Sta.~JR Takefu Sta.(Local Bus)~Echizen Town
Seto City
  • Train
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Nagoya Sta.(Chuo Main Line)~JR/Meitetsu Ozone Sta.~Meitetsu Owari-Seto Sta.(Approx. 2hr40min)
    • JR Nagoya Sta.(Chuo Main Line)~JR/Meitetsu Ozone Sta.~Meitetsu Owari-Seto Sta.(Approx. 50min)
    • JR Shin-Osaka Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Nagoya Sta.(Chuo Main Line)~JR/Meitetsu Ozone Sta.~Meitetsu Owari-Seto Sta.(Approx. 1hr50min)
  • Car
    • Tokyo(Tomei Expressway/Tokai-Kanjo Expressway)~Seto-Akazu IC~Seto City(Approx. 3hr30min)
    • Nagoya Sta.~Seto City(Approx. 50min)
    • Osaka (Meishin Expressway/Tokai-Kanjo Expressway)~Seto-Akazu IC~Seto City(Approx. 2hr35min)
Tokoname City
  • Train
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~Nagoya Sta.(Meitestu Nagoya Main Line)~Meitetsu Tokoname Sta.
  • Car
    • Tokyo(Tomei Expressway/Ise-Wangan Expressway/Centrair Line)~Tokoname IC~Tokoname City(Approx. 4hr)
    • Osaka(Meishin Expressway/Ise-Wangan Expressway/Centrair Line)~Tokoname IC~Tokoname City(Approx. 2hr30min)
  • Airplane
    • Chubu Centrair International Airport(Meitetsu Aiport Line)~Tokoname Sta.
Koka City
  • Train
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR kyoto Sta.(Biwako Line)~JR Kusatsu Sta.(Kusatsu Line)~JR Kibukawa Sta.(Shigaraki-Kogen Line)~Shigaraki Sta.(Approx. 4hr)
    • JR Nagoya Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR kyoto Sta.(Biwako Line)~JR Kusatsu Sta.(Kusatsu Line)~JR Kibukawa Sta.(Shigaraki-Kogen Line)~Shigaraki Sta.(Approx. 2hr)
    • JR Osaka Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR kyoto Sta.(Biwako Line)~JR Kusatsu Sta.(Kusatsu Line)~JR Kibukawa Sta.(Shigaraki-Kogen Line)~Shigaraki Sta.(Approx. 2hr)
  • Car
    • From Nagoya(Tomei Expressway/Shin-Meishin Expressway)~Shigaraki IC(Approx. 1hr10min)
    • From Osaka(Meishin Expressway/Shin-Meishin Expressway)~Shigaraki IC(Approx. 1hr10min)
Sasayama City
  • Train
    • JR Shin-Osaka Sta.(Tokaido Line)~JR Osaka Sta.(Takarazuka Line)~JR Aino Sta.(Shinki Bus)~Sue no Sato
  • Car
    • From Osaka(Chugoku Expressway)~Yokawa JCT(Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway)~Tannansasayama-guchi IC/Sanda-Nishi IC
  • Airplane
    • Itami Aiport(Bus)~JR Itami Sta.(Takarazuka Line)~JR Aino Sta.

CONTACT

  • Industry Promotion Section, Industry and Tourism Division, Bizen City
  • TEL:0869-64-1832
  • Echizen City Commerce and Tourism Division
  • TEL:0778-34-8720
  • Monodzukuri Promotion Division, Seto City
  • TEL:0561-88-2807
  • Commerce and Tourism Division, Environment and Economy Department, Tokoname City
  • TEL:0569-47-6116
  • Lifelong Learning Sports Promotion Division, Tokoname City Board of education
  • TEL:0569-44-4600
  • Commerce and Industry Promotion Section, Industry and Economy Division, Koka City
  • TEL:0748-69-2187
  • Commerce and Industry Promotion Civision, Sasayama City
  • TEL:079-552-6907

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Six Ancient Kilns

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