Ochawan Kiln Street

Travel Guide - Ochawan Kiln Street

Information

Karatsu-yaki ware is known as one of the top three tea sets in Japan, along with Raku-yaki ware in Kyoto and Hagi-yaki ware in Yamaguchi, and have been used regularly by tea masters.

Ochawan Kiln Street is paved with pottery plates of Karatsu-yaki ware and many pottery makers, including the potter who is designated as a Living National Treasure, are gathered on the street.
Old climbing kilns can also be seen off the street.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Karatsu Station

Address / Location

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Former Office of Karatsu Bank
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Karatsu-jinja Shrine
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Former Takatori Estate
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Former Nakao Residence
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