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Mansagama

148 Jodoji Shimominamidacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8404, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-8199
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A hidden gem in Kyoto

We found this little pottery shop when we were walking along Philosophers path. The staff was... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Monika A
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Porsgrunn, Norway
So Happy to See our Finished Product Arrived Safely in Toronto

While on a cycling tour in Kyoto, we stumbled upon this shop next to the Philosopher's Path. It... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
LMGToronto
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Toronto, Canada
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A craftsman makes Japanese traditional crafts in front of customers an sells them. Customers can experience making pottery with potter's wheel.
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148 Jodoji Shimominamidacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8404, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We found this little pottery shop when we were walking along Philosophers path. The staff was very helpfull and spoke good english. We made bowls and could choose the color we wantet. The bowls came in the mail 4 weeks after we made them. They...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

While on a cycling tour in Kyoto, we stumbled upon this shop next to the Philosopher's Path. It looked fun so we finished our cycle tour and then took a cab back to the studio. My daughter (age 14) and I each made 2 cups....More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We just received our nice pottery, after trying pottery for the first time at Mansagama. We really appreciate the experience. We have received a warm welcome and have been well accompanied during this wheel experience. We recommand it strongly.

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満紗, オーナー at Mansagama, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi, I’m Mansagama. Thank you for coming my store, and you recommended. It is first time, but I think it is very good. I hope you have good time with your masterpiece. Thank you Mansagama

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The staff were really nice and great. We stumbled upon this stop on philosophers walk and said why not it a try. He was really friendly and reccokend to go again. Love the experience and would highly reccomend others to come again.

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満紗, オーナー at Mansagama, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi, I’m Mansagama. Thank you for coming my store, and your recommended. I’m very happy to hear that. Thank you. Mansagama

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We happened upon the ceramic studio by accident, walking along the Philosopher's Trail. We we attracted by the handmade cups and bowls but then drawn in by the curiosity of making our own memories. Mansa-san could not have been more patient and helpful and the...More

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満紗, オーナー at Mansagama, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Ponydoc1 Thank you for coming my class and your kind comments. It was great pleasure helping you to make a part of memories for your trip. The Philosopher’s Walk is attractive place as not only sightseeing also quiet and calm atmosphere for relaxing walking....More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very easy to find, great pairing if you are in the area of Westin Miyako or Nazen-ji Temple. It's right next to Honen-In and Higashiyama Temple. Great walk near the river, wonderful cafe adjacent. You get to pick your piece (we recommend doing more than...More

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満紗, オーナー at Mansagama, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear JESSICA L Thank you for coming my class. Also I appreciate your kind comments. I’m glad to see you again in here. Have a good tea time with own your cup. Best regard Mansagama

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

On the Philosopher's Walk, this unassuming pottery shop is an experience that will enhance your trip to Japan and bring back memories for many years. The infinitely patient potter will show you how to form your creation and help you when it does not work...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this little studio purely by accident and we are so happy we did. It is located at the southern most end of philosophers walk and quite easy to miss, although it is literally next to the path. At first we didn’t even...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A very peaceful and interesting experience that I would highly recommend even if you have never "thrown" clay before!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We found Mansagama by accident, as we walked along the Philosopher's Walk yesterday. We happily waited around 20 mins for a family of four to finish throwing their pots and when it was our turn we had a lovely experience. My 6 year old loved...More

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