Kashogama Pottery School

Attraction Kashogama Pottery School, 343 Kiyomizu 3-chome Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862 Japan Published on: 29-02-2016

1 hour
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
03:00 PM
02:00 PM
First-time visit
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Shopping
Must see
Kids
Art
2.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Kashogama Pottery School conducts sessions on pottery for beginners. Tourist as well as locals come here in large numbers to learn and experience pottery.

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Why Kashogama Pottery School is special ?

Kashogama Pottery School conducts sessions on pottery for beginners. Tourist as well as locals come here in large numbers to learn and experience pottery. They also click pictures while you make your first piece, making it all the more memorable moments


The staff were so accommodating ,riendly, helpful and patient to help costumers


Kashogama Pottery School has also succeeded the tradition of Kiyomizu Pottery since 1914. Authentic Japanese pottery and porcelain works and fired in the Noborigama and Anagama kilns.


The 4th generation master of this school, Kasho Morioka (1973-), has had many international experiences with his pottery works (U.S., China, Italy, etc.)

What to explore at Kashogama Pottery School?

Kashogama is a small-medium sized shop, very modern and nicely laid out, but also a bit intimidating, because before you enter you will see a bunch of pottery wheels in action, with a nice big window so all the tourist can stop and take some snaps

This store, run by third- and fourth-generation potters, sells top-quality examples of the genre, but it also lets visitors take to the in-store potter’s wheel to create some less exemplary items. A class costs ¥1,500-¥3,000 ($12.5 - $25.1 ), depending on what you wish to produce. For an extra ¥1,000, they’ll glaze your creation and mail it to you.

There is an English instructor available

How to get to Kashogama Pottery School?

The nearest airport to Kashogama Pottery School is kyoto airport, kyoto which is 2 KM away from Kashogama Pottery School

Selling points

  • Highlight of Kyoto: lasting, affordable souvenir!
  • BEST souvenir you can offer yourself or a loved one
  • Really terrific experience
  • Make your own souvenir of Kyoto
  • Fun for the whole family.
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
181.16 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
20 places

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Kashogama Pottery School, 343 Kiyomizu 3-chome Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862 Japan

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Tips for you

  • You can buy some beautiful souvenirs from their gallery.
    Soveunir
  • They provide lockers to store your stuff while potting, along with aprons. For 3000 Yen ( about $20) you can come away with your very own, hand-made souvenirs of Kyoto shipped direct to home. They have English speaking instructors.
    Service
  • If you are with kids, there is a yummy place to get a soft serve icecream nearby as well. It is a honey shop that serves lots of honey products and the icecream
    Food
  • They will take photos (using your camera) while you are making your pottery.
    Photography
  • There's a cafe underneath the pottery school, offering great Japanese fare.
    Drink
  • You should check out the rest of the street for some really cool novelty stores, and less crowds than the other streets nearby. It’s near Kiyomizu-dera Temple also.
    Things nearby
  • They don't accept reservations and you should come early as the place gets full easily.
    Reservation
  • You can select what size object you want to create--small, medium or large. The session doesn't take long (about 20 minutes)
    Things to do

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Wow. Kashogama pottery is a must if you are in Kyoto. The rundown is this: - Kashogama is a small-medium sized shop, very modern and nicely laid out, but also a bit intimidating, because before you enter you will see a bunch of pottery wheels in action, with a nice big window so all the tourist can stop and take some snaps. - While we didn't check in advance if there was an English speaking instructor, many others have recommended it. When we arrived there were three free instructors, around 11am. While there was still a slight language barrier, it was nothing a few enthusiastic gestures and lots of nodding couldn't get past. - Pottery is offered in small, medium and large sizes, from memory ranging between 1200, 1500, and 2000 or maybe 2500 JPY Yen for each size respectively. We chose to do a medium sized mug each. Delivery was about 2000 JPY Yen for the two mugs to Australia. This is tracked and very carefully packed. - We regretted not doing a couple of pieces each, it was over so quickly and it was so much fun. - The staff were so accommodating, we never felt rushed, they used their expertise to fix our errors, and at no point did we feel like these mugs weren't our own creation! As a side note, check out the rest of the street for some really cool novelty stores, and less crowds than the other streets nearby.

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