Tokoname Travel Guide

  • A plane seen from Ono Castle, Tokoname
    A plane seen from Ono Castle, Tokoname
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  • The view that Represents Tokoname
    The view that Represents Tokoname
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  • Found around the point #6
    Found around the point #6
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Tokoname Things to Do

  • Tokonyan

    Tokoname is a town of cat figurines called Manekineko and some of them in town are really huge. Tokonyan is one of such huge Manekineko or lucky cat figurines. When you look up from the road it looks so huge but the trick is it is only a huge head part. And the cats nearby are also statues but they look so real. You can get to the statue of...

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  • Climbing Kiln

    Climbing Kiln is a type of kiln designed to facilitate the efficient heat transfer of the kilns to the upper chambers. You can see inside the kiln by walking around the kiln structure.

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  • Dokanzaka Slope

    The slope using pavement material of ceramic pieces is one of the postcard views of Tokoname. It is the place where most of the tourists take memorial photos. Ceramic pieces are used to prevent slipping.

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  • The Takita Family(Old Shipping Dealer)

    Tokoname thrived as the town of ship dealers during 17th to late 19th century. They traded the products to Edo(Tokyo) and in return. The house was built around 1850 when Takita family started ship dealing business in Tokoname (the main house was recently renovated). It consists of the Main House, which displays Karakuri Giemon Mujin-to, a rapseed...

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  • Pottery Footpath (Course A)

    Walking trails starting from Tokoname Ceramic Hall has two courses A and B. Extensive English leaflet is available only on course A. It is no more than 2 kilometers in length but the trail is winding and has some ups and downs though the highest point of the path is not higher than 20 meters above sea level. It is like map reading exercise and you...

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  • Ono Castle Ruins

    The castle ruled by Kaji clan is best known as the place where Princess Gou one of the nieces of Nobunaga Oda first got married to the fourth lord of Ono castle, Kazunari Saji. Their marriage lasted only one year when they got divorced by the order of Hideyoshi Toyotomi because Saji clan sided with Hideyoshi's archenemy at that time, Iyeyasu...

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Tokoname Hotels

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  • Centrair Hotel

    1-1 Centrair, Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, 479-0881?, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • J Hotel Rinku

    3-2-1 Rinkucho, Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, 479-0882, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel AU Tokoname

    3-174-1 Shinkai-cho, Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, 479-0837, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Tokoname Restaurants

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    by taigaa001 Updated Nov 11, 2011

    Grande Paume is a cafe in the Tokoname station close to Tokoname Tour Information Office. I got there a bit early at 11 a.m. But I enjoyed sandwich lunch anyway. It cost 680 yen.

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Tokoname Transportation

  • From Tokoname to Ono town

    From Tokoname to Ono using Meitetsu Tokoname line, first take the train bound for Nagoya. Local, Semi express, and Express Trains stop at Onomachi station. When using a local train, Onomachi station is the fifth station from Tokoname station. To see train stop info also see this websitehttp://www.meitetsu.co.jp/english/transport/line_e04/index.html

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  • From Tokoname to Handa

    Handa serves as the base for Southern Chita Peninsula sightseeing. The bus service is available from both Chubu International (Centrair) Airport and Tokoname station. The line runs one or two bus service an hour. It takes about 30 to 35 minutes to Handa. But the catch is the bus line links to Meitetsu line Chitahanda station and JR Handa station is...

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  • From Ono Castle to Tenmansha Shrine

    To get to Tenmansha Shrine from Ono Castle get down the hill from the path turning right from the stone monument for the castle ruins. Then, you will find the Torii gate (photo #2) and going down the road leading to the kindergarten. Going past the kindergarten you will find a reservoir pond. turn left from the pond (photo #3 and #4). After a short...

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Tokoname Shopping

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    by taigaa001 Updated Sep 9, 2011

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    Tokoname Ceramic Hall is one of the places to buy some souvenir. Popular ones include lucky cat banks ranging from 600 to 4,000 yen. It is also an information center for tourists.

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Tokoname Local Customs

  • Laver Culture

    Nori, or laver is an edible seeweed cultured near the coast. Ise Bay is one of the major places where laver is cultured. From Ono Castle you can see the wooden structures for laver culture. Nori produced in Tokoname is noted for its quality and is one of the most popular souvenirs excluding lucky cats. Nori produced in Tokoname is called "Onizaki...

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  • Manekineko, or Japanese Lucky Cats

    Manekineko, also known as "lucky cats" or "beckoning cats" are cat figurines that are said to bring luck or deter ill fortune of the cat owners. The stories on how lucky cat figurines came into existence abound. One of the most popular theories is the legend of Gotokuji Cat. Gotokuji temple is located in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. When the lord of Hikone...

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Tokoname Off The Beaten Path

  • Tanaido-no-saka

    Tanaido-no-saka slope is one of the lesser-known slopes in Tokoname but it is sometimes picked for photos. It is located near point #23 on the Pottery Footpath A map. It is a narrow down-slope where minor pottey pieces as well as wide variety of pottery parts are plastered to the wall.

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  • Shinmeisha Shrine

    When you walk around Climbing Kiln you will find higher ground behind the kiln. Shinmeisha Shrine is located at the highest place around Pottery Footpath about 25 meters above sea level. There are three ways to get to the shrine. One is from the backside of Climbing kiln through the parking space or narrow path leading to the shrine, other much...

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  • Tenmansha Shrine

    Tenmansha Shrine in Tokoname , just as thousands of shrines named "Tenmangu" in Japan , enshrines Sugawara-no-Michizane late 9th century scholar, poet and politician who is best known as a tragic nobleman who was practically ousted from Kyoto by being transferred to Fukuoka, Kyushu where Dazaifu office was then located. He is revered as the god of...

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Tokoname Favorites

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    Also the start of Pottery Footpath 3 more images

    by taigaa001 Updated Nov 13, 2011

    Favorite thing: The tourist information office inside the Tokoname station building is at the start of the Pottery Footpath course. They also have English language brochure and particularly that of Tokoname Pottery Footpath Map is excellently made. They still do not have enough English language leaflets on Ono town area where Ono castle and Tenmansha Shrine are located. But even the Japanese map of Ono town may be of some help.

    Open: from 9 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. except from year-end and new year holidays.

    Address: 5-168-2 Koie-hommachi, Tokoname, Aichi
    479-0839, Japan
    Tel: +81-569-89-6561
    Fax: +81-569-89-6562

    Webpage
    http://www.tokoname-kankou.net/english/
    e-mail: info@tokoname-kankou.net

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