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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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At the facilities of ceramic manufacturers, you can see changes over time from retro tableware to products employing the latest technology, and you can also learn techniques from the creation of raw materials to painting with glaze. Experiencing painting with glaze and choosing souvenirs at the shop are some of the most enjoyable things there.

Noritake Garden

1. 3-1-36, Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi.
2. 15-min. walk from JR Nagoya Sta. or 5-min. walk from Subway Kamejima Sta. on Higashiyama Line.
3. 10:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00). Shops are open until 18:00. Closed on Mon. (When Mon. falls on a national holiday, closed the following day.) & New Year's holiday.
4. Advance booking is not necessary. Admission : ¥500
5. Noritake Craft Center; Tel. (052)561-7114 (English spoken)
6. No English-speaking guide is available. (English pamphlets are available.)
7. In the factory, smoking and taking photographs are prohibited.