Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair
(Mashiko Akino Toki Ichi)


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

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.


2023 :  November 3rd (Fri) – 6th (Mon)


Click for information about the Pottery Fair in SPRING (early MAY).

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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


There are hundreds of art stalls throughout the town where artists and local potters sell their work.

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



How to enjoy the Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

Meet artist and pottersu

Shop for something Special!

Great girls day out

Traveling solo

Fun for couples

Amazing artisan cafes

Walk around town

Enjoy for 1 whole day!

Pottery in All Shapes, Sizes, and Color!🌈

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

Mashiko EXPERIENCE Guide

Mashiko TOWN Guide

Making pottery in Mashiko

Tonoike Sake Brewery

Old building in Tonoike Sake Brewery

Established more than 80 years ago, Tonoike Sake Brewery is a traditional Sake brewery popular with overseas visitors. Visitors can drop by or book a tasting tour.
(Open 365 days)

How to get to the Mashiko Autumn Pottery Fair

From Tokyo


Jyonaizaka (城内坂)
Jyonaizaka, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-4218

〒321-4218 栃木県益子町城内坂付近

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. 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. Approx. 3 hours
Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

From Moka Interchange (Kitakanto Expressway)

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

By Highway 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.

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

Any questions about this event?

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

Tel: +81 0285-70-1120

Email: Contact Form (External Link)


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