It is said that Shingama Kiln, the pottery manufacturer, was founded in 1830 in Arita Sarayama under the instruction of the old Nabeshima lord as a kiln that is specialized in large-sized porcelain dishes. Shingama Kiln announced the launch of the new porcelain brand "Seika (青花)" in 1976. Seika means the dishes painted with navy and white and all are painted by hand.
|Address||2788, Kuromuta, Arita-machi, Nishi Matsuura-gun, Saga|
*Factory is closed on Sat, Sun and public holidays. Please make an inquiry in advance for factory tour.
|Opening Hours||Weekdays 8:00～17:00
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 13:00～17:00(only exhibition area)
|Access||5 minutes by taxi from JR Arita Station|
|Parking Availability||Free parking available for 10 cars|
|Cell Phone Battery Charging||Not available|
|Wi-fi Availability||Not available|
|Credit Card Acceptance||JCB, VISA, Master, AMEX, Diners|
|Estimated Time to Enjoy||10 minutes to 1 hour|
|Admission Fee||Weekdays: 8,000 yen
Weekend & Public Holiday: 8,000 yen + 5,000 yen (Instructor Fee)
(Taxes will be charged on top of the price)
※20 persons limit per group
(up to 10 people for potter's wheel)
Reservation are accepted by phone or FAX.
For foreigners, please contact the interpreter call center for reservation.
Please make an inquiry in advance in case of planning a factory tour on weekend and public holidays.
|Tobacco||Permitted in designated areas|
|Notes||Multilingual speaking staff is not available, so we recommend you to come with someone who speaks Japanese.|
|MAPCODE||104 390 308*60|