1 Fukuda Pottery Works
In the hills of Fukuda, this kiln was established in 1796 and has been passed down from generation to generation. Try making your own pottery from Kasama clay and take a look at the old ceramics that have stood the test of time.
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Admission: Free *Pottery classes by reservation/tel: 0296-72-0670
Address: 754 Shimoichige, Kasama-shi
Access: 10-min from Kasama Station (JR Mito Line) on foot
2 Craft Hills Kasama
Learn more about the famous Kasama-ware that is renowned throughout Japan for its beauty and strength. During Japan’s golden week, the area is fired up with fans of the craft visiting the annual Himatsuri.
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free *Pottery classes by reservation/
Address: 2388-1 Kasama, Kasama-shi
Access: 23-min from Kasama Station (JR Mito Line) on foot
See how the finest silk fabrics were woven in the early Edo period at this traditional textile producer. You can even try it yourself! The silk weaved here is praised as the finest in Japan. Feel free to shop as you learn.
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Address: 12-2 Ooaza-Yuki, Yuki-shi
Access: 13-min from Yuki Station (JR Mito Line) on foot
Get a taste for delicious Japanese sake at this traditional brewery housed in an early Edo period building. The brewery welcomes visitors of all ages and cultures with its sweet, non-alcoholic amazake.
Hours: 9am – 5pm *Tour by reservation (May to September)/tel: 0296-33-3343
Address: 144 Yuki, Yuki-shi
Access: 9-min from Yuki Station (JR Mito Line) on foot
Home to over 3,000 various kinds of plum trees, this legendary garden is considered one of the top three landscapes in Japan. From mid-February to early-March, when the flowers are in bloom, the annual Mito Plum Festival is held.
Hours (Kobuntei): 9am – 5pm (2/20 – 9/30), 9:30am – 4pm (10/1 – 2/19)
Admission (Kobuntei): 200 yen
Address: 1 Tokiwa-cho, Mito-shi
Access: 4-min from Kairakuen Station (JR Joban Line) on foot