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Pretty pottery town

Shigaraki is reached by a train journey with beautiful views of bucolic rural Japan. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Jo R
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London, United Kingdom
Tanukis!!

I'm not a fan of Shigaraki pottery and the tanuki statues but I find it a lot of fun to wander in... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Melinda G
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Osaka, Japan
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31 May 2018
“Pretty pottery town”
2 May 2017
“Tanukis!!”
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1131 Nagano, Koka 529-1851, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Shigaraki is reached by a train journey with beautiful views of bucolic rural Japan. There is almost no information in English at the station, so best to head for the Shigaraki Traditional Craft Centre, about 7 mins walk away straight down the main street where...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not a fan of Shigaraki pottery and the tanuki statues but I find it a lot of fun to wander in and out of the various shops. We were lucky to be there during a Shigaraki pottery festival in front of the station. I...More

Thank Melinda G
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to get off the beaten path in Japan, then Shigaraki is a beautiful place to do it. It is a pottery power house and the works of so many artists are on display. Take your time to wander here....More

2  Thank Buhrdy
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful n quiet place..known for best quality pottery..food is very healthy..many farmers around..padi field is very beautiful

Thank M_Azwan
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Despite living in Shiga for a while, I'd hesitated to go to the pottery village because Shigaraki is a long trip with some inconvenient trains. Was it just going to be tanuki? Or just one kind of old-style pottery? Do I even like pottery enough...More

4  Thank RobinFrCanada
Reviewed 17 November 2015

If you like pottery, even slightly, this place is for you. We went on a gorgeous fall day so the drive between treed hillsides as they started to turn yellow simply enhanced the day. Shigaraki, though, is all about the pottery. It has parlayed a...More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Having previously visited an Imari pottery, which was somewhat pretentious, along with the prices, try & visit Shigaraki Michisirube which provides down to earth So To En Pottery at an every day price, unless you want a 3m Tanuki for your garden! Armed with full...More

7  Thank raffles123
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Response from Buhrdy | Reviewed this property |
There are hotels in Shigaraki. We stayed with friends and LOVED seeing all the pottery, studios, and kilns both ancient and modern. Lots of people day trip it, but it's great to stay longer if you have time. Enjoy the udon... More
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