Mashiko Pottery Fair Tour

Pottery lovers are in for a treat during this day trip to Mashiko, a pottery paradise nestled amid Tochigi's verdant hills.

Known around the world for its distinctive, folk-art style of ceramics, Mashiko hosts two pottery fairs a year.

This autumn festival features nearly 50 shops and 600 tents, with an eye-popping array of ceramics for sale, from vases and pots to everyday items like cups and plates.

This tour is not only an opportunity to kick-start your holiday shopping but also a chance to engage with young artists and local potters.

And while pottery is the main attraction, don't miss the freshly harvested vegetables grown in Mashiko (served in various dishes around the Club) and other regional specialties.  

Experience the magical charm of Mashiko and its pottery pedigree, established by artisan Shoji Hamada in the early 1900s.


  • Nov 6
  • 8am–6:30m
  • Meeting point: Gaien Higashi Avenue (corner of Russian Embassy)
  • Connections member: ¥8,500
  • Non-Connections members & guests: ¥9,350
  • Price includes transportation by bus
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 20 (12pm)
  • Adults only
  • Tour will run rain or shine
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Participants may bring a small suitcase for purchases
  • Organized by Connections


Tour Guide
Connections’ tours are organized and led by a team of volunteers. Tour guides receive no payment for their work, but they do their best to make each tour as informative and enjoyable as possible.

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