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Very fun & easy

We were walking down the philosophers walk ( my mum, dad, brother & I) when my brother spotted this... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
ShaneG757
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Perfect day out!

Visited Japan for our honeymoon earlier this year and while walking along the busy but beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
GemmaH1620
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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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+81 75-751-8199
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We were walking down the philosophers walk ( my mum, dad, brother & I) when my brother spotted this pottery place he was eager to go in but we didn’t. A few days later we decided to go & have a try, so we went...More

Thank ShaneG757
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Japan for our honeymoon earlier this year and while walking along the busy but beautiful philosophers path in Kyoto we happened to pass this place. So glad we did, although we weren't in there very long it was one of the highlights of our...More

2  Thank GemmaH1620
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We came across this by chance on our walk along Philosophers Path. No booking was necessary. Our 4 year old had a go and loved it. As did I! We chose our colours and the guy painted and glazed it after we left. Once fired,...More

1  Thank WillyandBarnie
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We just happened to walk by, going on “Path of Philosophy” between Ginkaku-ji temple and Eikan-do, but stayed and made cups. It was fun, we liked the results, great that we will get them shipped home in a couple of weeks. We got very good...More

Thank birthea2013
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

Thank Monika A
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

1  Thank LMGToronto
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

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.

Thank Wa g
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

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

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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