Half-day Tour of Dirt and Fire A Walk Around the Pottery Town Imbe and Bizen-yaki Pottery Making

4 hours

October ~ December

Price: ¥ 10,000
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Yamaguchi / Yamaguchi

4 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level

From the Middle Ages to the present, Bizen Pottery, one of Japan’s most famous kilns, delivers beautiful and rustic works of art through clay and fire. In Bizen City, known for this craft, you will experience a walking tour of the kiln village and a Bizen pottery making session.

  • Ibe Walking Tour
    Surrounded by mountains, Ibe is a pottery village with many old kilns. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Ibe’s old streets, guided by a knowledgeable guide.
  • Visit to Tenjinyama Kiln
    Visit Tenjinyama Kiln, one of the traditional kilns in Ibe, and learn about the historical pottery techniques. Observe the pottery products and the production process at Tenjinyama Kiln.
  • Bizen Pottery Making Experience
    Learn traditional techniques such as kneading and shaping, and create your own Bizen pottery. The finished product can be taken home, and each piece is unique. After the experience, enjoy a break with matcha tea in Bizen pottery cups.

Price Per Person

10,000 JPY / Person

Optional Fees

Overseas shipping fee:
Asia: ¥1,850
Middle East & Oceania: ¥2,550
Europe: ¥2,800
South America & Africa: ¥3,450

Included in the fee

  • Experience fees (pottery, matcha tea)
  • Tenjinyama Kiln
  • Guide fee
  • One booklet

Not included in the fee

  • Shipping fee


English, Spanish

Event Duration

About 4 hours

Meeting Point

Bizen Pottery Traditional Industry Hall
(1657-7 Ibe, Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture)

Program Availability

October to December: Available on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
January to March: Available from the 1st to the end of the month


2 – 10 people

Application Deadline

10 days before the tour date

Agent Name

Liberta inc.


13:00Meet in front of Bizen Pottery Traditional Industry Hall
Stroll through the streets of Ibe with an English guide
14:00Prayer experience at Tenjin Shrine
15:00Hand-kneading pottery experience at Tōkeidō
16:00Rest and enjoy matcha tea in Bizen pottery
17:00End of experience
(Duration: 4 hours)

Cancellation Policy

■ Fees in case of cancellation on behalf of the customer

  • 15 days before the tour start date: 10%
  • 7 days before the tour start date: 50%
  • From the day before the tour start date: 100%.

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