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NONNOKO NO SATO - ARITA PORCELAIN PARK

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NONNOKO NO SATO - ARITA PORCELAIN PARK

The porcelain of Arita Village has had an influence on the world of porcelain as well as appealing to European royalty since the 17th century. The first thing that grabs one’s attention is the symbol of the park, the Zwinger Palace, a beautiful reproduction of a palace referred to as a spectacular example of German baroque architecture of the early 18th century. Inside the palace artwork which was exported at the end of the Edo period and until the beginning of the Meiji period (19th Century) are on display. Also situated on the park grounds are other amenities including a studio where visitors can try their hand at making porcelain, tours of a refined sake, shochu (Japanese liquor similar to vodka) and beer factory, and taste testing sake. There is also an eating and drinking facility serving western and Japanese dishes, an all-you-can-eat buffet, coffee shop and a bakery, and is where one can spend a relaxing day.

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ADDRESS
〒844-0014 Arita-machi, Nishi Matsuura-gun, Saga-ken
AREA
Saga prefecture
Arita, Imari : Saga prefecture
GENRE

Amusement parks

ACCESS
*JR Trains: Take the JR Sasebo Line until Arita Station. From the station, it is an 8 minute taxis ride.
*Car: 3 minute drive from the Hasami Arita IC of the Nishi Kyushu Expressway.
PARKING
Available
FEES
Fee for ceramic painting (please call for details).


*Free brewery tours (reservations required).
*Zwinger Palace: 300 yen entrance fee for junior/high school students.
*Groups (15 people or more): 400 yen for adults.

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