Have an exquisite kaiseki meal in a restaurant owned by an antiques dealer!
Admire an impressive selection of Arita ware representing different periods and styles and learn about each piece of Arita ware in detail while dining in a private room used for tea ceremonies. Lunch will be made from rich local ingredients, perfectly complemented by Japan's finest porcelain!
Day 1 Arita, Saga
11:00 am: Meet your guide at Arita station.
Kyushu Ceramic Museum: The museum features ceramics from all regions in Kyushu as well as pieces from Europe that reveal this island's influence. Founded in 1980, the museum's goal is to promote and preserve this important aspect of Kyushu's culture and history.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch at traditional Japanese restaurant. Welcome drink in the annex on arrival. Translation by your English-speaking guide about the restaurant's antiques collection.
Move to the main hall for a six-course kaiseki meal, served with Arita porcelain tableware from the Edo period to the present.
Gen-emon Klin: Located in the hills of Arita, Gen-Emon Kiln is an existing producer of high quality Japanese porcelain that dates back to the beginning of porcelain production in Japan. Each craftsman excels at certain aspects of porcelain creation, such as molding, shaping, painting, glazing, and decorating. It requires years of apprenticeship to attain a position at the renowned kiln.
15:00 pm-: This tour ends at Arita station. Please make your own way to your next destination.
- English speaking guide
- Admission fees included in the tour
- 1 welcome drink
- A six-course fine-dining kaiseki meal
- Anyone over 6 years old can join this tour.
- Maximum 4 people
- The itinerary (tour completion time, visiting schedule, & others) may be changed due to heavy traffic, weather conditions, or other operational reasons.
- If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided.
- Pictures shown are illustrations purpose only.
- Kaiseki menu may vary due to seasonal or daily availability of local ingredients.