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Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

(Mashiko Akino Toki Ichi)

益子秋の陶器市

One of the largest ‘Craft & Pottery Fair’ nearby Tokyo

Date

2020: 31st Oct (Sat) to 4th Nov (Tue) — 5 days

Time

9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Schedule

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Cost

Free

How to enjoy the Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

Artistic experience

Shop for something Special!

Great girls day out

Traveling solo

Fun for couples

Wonderful artisan cafes

Enjoy for 1 whole day!

🌈Pottery in All Shapes, Sizes, and Color🌈!
Jump into a 🎶Bustling Arts & Crafts Market Scene in Japan😃!

The ✨Mashiko Pottery Fair✨ is one of the largest pottery fairs in Japan, that brings local artists and art lovers together. It’s a lovely tradition that started in 1966, and has been cherished by people from all over Japan and all over the 🌎world!

🚶Walk along the 500 or so tents to take a look at the traditional Mashiko pottery, 🎨artwork, and local goodies! Strike up a 🙋🏼conversation with the 😃local artists and people — perhaps the ✨best way to get to know Japanese people and culture!

What to do nearby Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

– Local recommendations –

Active

  • Cycling
  • Walking

Unique Experiences

  • Pottery Workshops (Pottery Experiences)

Culture

  • Sake Brewery Tour
  • Museums

Food / Drinks

  • Sake Tasting
  • Amazing local restaurants
  • Great cafes

Find out more here

We’ve created a special online guide for Mashiko to help overseas visitors explore Mashiko. Please click on the image to have a look.

Image of Discover Mashiko (Online guide for exploring Mashiko)

How to get to the Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

By Train

From Tokyo via JR Utsunomiya Station (JR Line)

From Tokyo, take the Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) to JR Utsunomiya Station. Then take the bus to Jyonaizaka (城内坂 – Mashiko’s high street) a few stops before the end of the line.

Check out the ‘Japan Transit Planner’ for train times to Utsunomiya.

Approx. 2 -2.5 hours

From Tokyo via Shimodate Station (Moka Line)

From Tokyo take the Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) to JR Oyama Station. Then take the JR Mito line to Shimodate Station and the Moka Line to Mashiko (Steam engines also run on weekends!). Take a bus or taxi from the Mashiko station to Jyonaizaka (城内坂 – Mashiko’s high street) or walk for 17 min.

Check out the ‘Japan Transit Planner’ for train times to Oyama, Shimodate & Mashiko Stations

Approx. 3 hours

By Bus

Highway Bus ‘Yakimono Liner’ from JR Akihabara Sta.

From JR Akihabara Station take the Yakimono Liner Bus ‘Highway bus ‘  (approx 2.5 hours). Get off at Togeimesse Iriguchi (陶芸メッセ入り口) which is one stop before the station.

By Car

20 min drive from Moka IC on the Kitakanto Expressway (Kitakanto Jidoshado).

Address

Kamiyama, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Pref.  Japan 321-4226
〒321-4226 栃木県芳賀郡益子町上山

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Contact

Any questions about this event?

For information about this event please contact the Tourist Office directly.

Tel: +81 0285-70-1120

Email: Contact Form (External Link)

Web:

Online Mashiko Guide (English)

English Website (External Link)

Japanese Event Website (External Link)

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