Mashiko Spring Pottery Fair
(Mashiko Haruno Toki Ichi)


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

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2024 dates and times are not confirmed.


2024 :  27th April (Sat)   – 6th May (Mon)


Click for information about the Pottery Fair in AUTUMN (early November).

*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 Spring Pottery Fair

Meet local potters

Shop for something Special!

Great girls day out

Traveling solo

Fun for couples

Artisan cafes

Walk around town

Enjoy for 1 whole day!

⚱️Enjoy a unique pottery experience in Mashiko Town⚱️

👀Find your once-in-a-lifetime pottery at one of 🇯🇵Japan’s largest pottery fair❗️

Every year during 🎌Japan’s Golden Week Holiday (Around the end of April-early May), the time-honored Spring Pottery Fair⚱️(Started in 1966) is held in Mashiko Town. A massive variety of pottery from daily necessities to art crafts will be ready in more than 50 shops and 500 outdoor display tents🎪at reduced prices!

Take your time to 🚶wander around, and if you’re a pottery lover don’t miss this chance to talk directly with pottery artists and craftsmen! Share the excitement with Mashiko and lose yourself in a world of pottery❗️

🚶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 Spring 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)

Yoshimura Straberry Park

One of the most popular strawberry picking locations in Japan. Popular with overseas visitors and suitable for children. Online booking available.
(Season is from Dec to early May)

How to get to the Mashiko Spring 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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