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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.

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Traditional Handicrafts


Imari ware

Imari-yaki is a type of porcelain produced in the city of Arita, Saga Prefecture. The name comes from the port of Imari, from which the porcelain was shipped. Imari ware is also known as Arita ware, referring to the district where it is made. Tradition has it that Imari pottery was first made when a potter who came over from the Korean Peninsula in the latter half of the 16th century discovered minerals suitable for porcelain production in Arita, and began firing porcelain. Imari ware was even exported to faraway Europe to decorate the homes of monarchs and aristocrats. Imari ware is broadly classified into the colorful and ornate Ko-Imari, Kakiemon featuring vermilion over white porcelain, and Nabeshima with delicately painted fine lines. Imari-yaki was designated a traditional craft in 1977.

460-11 Aza Nakajima, Shinten-cho, Imari-shi, Saga (Imari Ceramics Kaikan)

Admission Fee


JR Imari Station/On foot/10 min.