Bizen ware is one of six most popular potteries in Japan. Superior clay is used and put in the tunnel kiln unglazed and fired with pine wood at 1250°C for 20 days . It acquires various subdued colors. You visit the potteries and learn the process of Bizen ware. You can make your own china with the help of the potter. You also visit Kurashiki Bikan historical area.
At Okayama Station or your hotel in the case your hotel is near the station
Bizen ware potteries with a big tunnel kiln
Making your own china by yourself with the help of the potter
Watching various traditional Bizen ware and buying your favorite Bizen ware
Visiting Kurashiki Bikan historical area
At Okayama Station
Are you interested in pottery? If you are interested in pottery, Bizen ware Area is one of the most interesting places in Okayama. Bizen ware is very special. Pottery is usually painted or glazed. But Bizen ware isn't . Superior clay is used and put in the tunnel kiln unglazed and fired with pine wood at 1250°C for 20 days . It acquires various subdued colors. You can visit the pottery and see various kinds of Bizen ware and the tunnel kiln. You can also buy your favorite Bizen ware china. If you hope, you can also make Bizen ware by yourself with the help of the potter. Kurashiki Bikan historical area is a very popular sightseeing spot. After visiting Bizen you will visit Kurashiki Bikan historical area and see old Japanese warehouses and the residents of the then wealthy merchants along the stream with the willow. They are used as shops or the museum or restaurants. You can find good souvenirs.
transportation fee (you and guide) the train fare between Kurashiki and Inbe 1680 yen round trip per person
entrance fee (you and guide) if you want to visit the museum in Kurashiki historical area
experience fee making your own Bizen ware if you want to make it about 4000 yen
I can guide you according to your request.
If you stay in the hotel in Kurashiki, we can meet in Kurashiki.
We're well taken care of by Yoko and had a lovely time although the weather had been pretty lousy. She's given us interesting info, taken us to a good lunch and afternoon dessert place. It was a good experience. Thank you
We spent the day with Yoko at Naoshima art island. Yoko came very well prepared with a detailed itinerary which she had discussed with us in advance. She ensured that the trip went exactly as per her planned itinerary, and ensured that we didn’t miss a single attraction or bus ride. She handled difficult situations well (eg when a museum we had not reserved ran out of tickets she managed to convince them to accommodate a few tickets for us). She was very kind, cheerful and energetic throughout. Gave a lot of useful information and context around the art and architecture we saw. Overall, the best guide we have had in our first week in Japan. Thanks for a fantastic day.
Yoko is an excellent guide that made it easy to enjoy our day in the Okayama area without having to worrying about the planning as she customized a tour for us. We first went to Washuzan Hill to view the Seto Inland Sea and did a small hike to see the Seto Ohashi Bridge. After that we did a boat tour and later visited the Kurashiki historical area. She was very knowledgeable of the area and had a great recommendation for lunch. I have found that having a guide will make your day go more smoothly and you also get a lot more out of your travels. If you are touring the Okayama area, Yoko is a great choice!
Yoko-san went above and beyond to make sure that everyone had a good time. She is one of the best guides I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Highly recommend using her if you’re in the Okayama area!!