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Kasama Area

Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum

The first prefectural museum in eastern Japan specializing inpottery. It displaysnumerous works by the Ibaraki-born artist Itaya Hazan, Order of Culture recipients who created outstanding works in modern Japanese ceramic arts, and Living National Treasures. It also organizes various exhibitions displaying works of excellence created both inside and outside Japan.

Address 2345 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 309-1611
Phone 0296-70-0011
Hours 09:30 – 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Admission Fee charged(Visit our website for details)
Parking Parking lot of Kasama Geijyutsunomori Park (Capacity: 1,200)
Website http://www.tougei.museum.ibk.ed.jp/
Access 【Car】
6 minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (4km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (10km)
22 minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (14km)
【Rail】
3 minutes by car from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
20 minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
【City tour bus】
2 minutes from the Craft Hills &Ceramic Art MuseumStop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station
Address
2345 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 309-1611
Phone
0296-70-0011
Hours
09:30 – 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed
Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Admission
Fee charged(Visit our website for details)
Parking
Parking lot of Kasama Geijyutsunomori Park (Capacity: 1,200)
Website
http://www.tougei.museum.ibk.ed.jp/
Access
【Car】
6 minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (4km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (10km)
22 minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (14km)【Rail】
3 minutes by car from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
20 minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
【City tour bus】
2 minutes from the Craft Hills &Ceramic Art MuseumStop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station

Crafthills Kasama

Crafthills Kasama offers various hands-on experiences: a pottery studio where visitors can createtheirown pieceon a pottery wheel or by hand forming, an exhibition room of Kasama-yaki artists, a permanent exhibition room of Living National Treasures and Kasama-based Kousei Matsui, a souvenir shop offering Kasama-yaki, and a café lounge where you can enjoy light meals.

Address 2388-1 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 309-1611
Phone 0296-70-1313
Hour 10:00 – 17:00
Closed Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Admission Free (Visit our website for details) *pottery-makingcan be experienced for a fee
Parking Parking lot of Kasama Geijyutsunomori Park (Capacity 1,200)
Website http://www.kasama-crafthills.co.jp
Access 【Car】
6 minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (4km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (10km)
22 minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (14km)
【Rail】
3 minutes by car from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
20 minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
【City tour bus】
2 minutes from the Craft Hills & Ceramic Art Museum Stop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station
Address
2388-1 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 309-1611
Phone
0296-70-1313
Hour
10:00 – 17:00
Closed
Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Admission
Free (Visit our website for details) *pottery-makingcan be experienced for a fee
Parking
Parking lot of Kasama Geijyutsunomori Park (Capacity 1,200)
Website
http://www.kasama-crafthills.co.jp
Access
【Car】
6 minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (4km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (10km)
22 minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (14km)
【Rail】
3 minutes by car from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
20 minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line (2km)
【City tour bus】
2 minutes from the Craft Hills & Ceramic Art Museum Stop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station

Kasama College of Ceramic Art

Kasama College of Ceramic Art, the former Ibaraki Kenritsu Yogyo Shidojo, opened in April 2016. It aims to increase the technical strength, artistry, design qualities, and brand power of Kasama-yaki and produce talented individuals who can lead modern ceramic arts and launch it into the world.

Address 2364-3 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 309-1611
Phone 0296-72-0316
Hours 08:30 – 17:15
Closed Saturday/Sunday, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
Admission Free (Visit our website for details)
Parking Parking lot of Kasama Geijyutsunomori Park (Capacity: 1,200)
Website http://www.kougise.pref.ibaraki.jp/tougeidai/
Access 【Car】
8 minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (5km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (15km)
20 minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (15km)
【Rail】
7 minutes by bus from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line
20 minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line
【City tour bus】
2 minutes from the Craft Hills & Ceramic Art Museum stop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station
Address
2364-3 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 309-1611
Phone
0296-72-0316
Hours
08:30 – 17:15
Closed
Saturday/Sunday, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
Admission
Free (Visit our website for details)
Parking
Parking lot of Kasama Geijyutsunomori Park (Capacity: 1,200)
Website
http://www.kougise.pref.ibaraki.jp/tougeidai/
Access
【Car】
8 minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (5km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (15km)
20 minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (15km)
【Rail】
7 minutes by bus from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line
20 minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line
【City tour bus】
2 minutes from the Craft Hills & Ceramic Art Museum stop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station

Shunpu Banri So (Kasama Nichido Museum of Art Annex)

The former residence of Rosanjin Kitaoji, proclaimed as an "all-round genius" who demonstrated his talent in various fields such as pottery, cooking, and drawing, was moved from Kita-Kamakura in 1965. Here, visitors can see his posthumous masterpieces. In the large garden area outside are a rock garden, a Japanese maple garden, and a water lily pond—all modeled on Kyoto's Ryoanji—and a tea house designed by Rosanjin.

Address Shimo-Ichige Art Village, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 309-1626
Phone 0296-72-0958
Hours 09:30 – 17:00 (admission until16:30)
Closed Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Admission Fee charged (Visit our website for details)
Website http://www.nichido-garo.co.jp/shunpu/
Access 【Car】
8minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (5km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (15km)
20minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (15km)
【Rail】
20minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line
【City tour bus】
1minute from the ShunpubanrisoVilla Stop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station
Address
Shimo-Ichige Art Village, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 309-1626
Phone
0296-72-0958
Hours
09:30 – 17:00 (admission until16:30)
Closed
Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays
Admission
Fee charged (Visit our website for details)
Website
http://www.nichido-garo.co.jp/shunpu/
Access
【Car】
8minutes from the Tomobe Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (5km)
15 minutes from the Kasama Nishi Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway (15km)
20minutes from the Iwama Interchange on the Joban Expressway (15km)
【Rail】
20minutes on foot from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line
【City tour bus】
1minute from the ShunpubanrisoVilla Stop
15 minutes by city tour bus from Tomobe Station

Mashiko Area

Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art/Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko

The museum displays the works of Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka, bothLiving National Treasures, and also organizes various exhibitions throughout the year.
In the premise is the former residence of Shoji Hamada with the climbing kiln he used regularly restored in front of the residence.

Address 3021 Oaza-Mashiko, Mashiko Town, Haga Gun, Tochigi Prefecture, 321-4217
Phone 0285-72-7555
Hours 09:30 – 17:00 (Feb. to Oct.) *admission until 16:30
09:30 – 16:00 (Nov. to Jan.) *admission until 15:30
Closed Monday(Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
*Year-end and New Year holidays, temporary closure to change the items on exhibit
Admission Fee charged (Visit our website for details)
Website http://www.mashiko-museum.jp/
所在地
〒321-4217 栃木県芳賀郡益子町大字益子3021
電話番号
0285-72-7555
開館時間
9:30~17:00(2月から10月)※入館は16:30まで
9:30~16:00(11月から1月)※入館は15:30まで
休館日
月曜日(祝日の場合は翌日)
※年末年始、展示替えによる休館日があります。
入館料
入館料有料(詳細はHPをご参照ください)
HP
http://www.mashiko-museum.jp/

Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum

The museum first was opened as Mashiko Sankokan in 1977 by renovating part of Shoji Hamada's residence, in the hopes that a wide range of craftspeople and the general public could refer to the items that Hamada collected for his inspiration and to share the blessings and joy he gained from the collection. We are happy that visitors can enjoy the worldview of Hamada, who enjoyed a healthy rural life in a facility surrounded by natural riches.

Address 3388 Oaza-Mashiko, Mashiko Town, Haga Gun, Tochigi Prefecture, 321-4217
Phone 0285-72-5300
Hours 09:30 – 17:00 *admission until16:30
Closed Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
*year-end and New Year holidays,temporary closure to change the items on exhibit
Admission Fee charged (Visit our website for details)
Website http://www.mashiko-sankokan.net/
所在地
〒321-4217 栃木県芳賀郡益子町大字益子3388
電話番号
0285-72-5300
開館時間
9:30~17:00 ※入館は16:30まで
休館日
月曜日(祝日の場合は翌日)
※年末年始、展示替えによる休館日があります。
入館料
入館料有料(詳細はHPをご参照ください)
HP
http://www.mashiko-sankokan.net/

Tsukamoto Memorial Museum

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The museum, a spectacular Shoya-style mansion built around 1887, was used as the main building of the Tsukamoto Family. The museum displays the impressive works produced by Shiko Munakata here in the Tsukamoto residence, and the works of master potters closely related with the family such as Shoji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai, Keisuke Serizawa, Shoji Kamoda, Yoshimichi Goda, and Tatsuzo Shimaoka.
In addition, visitors can view the historical materials and nostalgic living ware of the Tsukamoto Family. In the café, you can enjoy coffee from a sturdy cup made by Tatsuzo Shimaoka, a Living National Treasure. Make yourself comfortable in this relaxing space where you can feel a sense of nostalgia.

Address 3215 Oaza-Mashiko, Mashiko Town, Haga Gun, Tochigi Prefecture 321-4217
Phone 0285-72-9002
Hours 10:00 - 16:00
Closed Thursday, year-end and New Year holidays
Admission Fee charged (Visit our website for details)
Parking Free
Website http://www.tsukamoto.net/museum/
Access About 30 minutes from the Moka Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
About 30 minutes from the Sakuragawa Chikusei Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
About 10 minutes by taxi from Mashiko Station on the Moka Railway
Address
3215 Oaza-Mashiko, Mashiko Town, Haga Gun, Tochigi Prefecture 321-4217
Phone
0285-72-9002
Hours
10:00 - 16:00
Closed
Thursday, year-end and New Year holidays
Admission
Fee charged (Visit our website for details)
Parking
Free
Website
http://www.tsukamoto.net/museum/
Access
About 30 minutes from the Moka Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
About 30 minutes from the Sakuragawa Chikusei Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
About 10 minutes by taxi from Mashiko Station on the Moka Railway

Kasamashiko Tourism Council
1357-1 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 309-1611
0296-72-9222