Tokoname is a city located
about 30 km south of
It is on the west coast of Chita Peninsula, and faces Ise Bay.
There is Chubu Centrair International Airport just off the coast.
Tokoname has produced much clay, so the potteries have created here
since around the 12-13th centuries.
It is said that several thousand kilns were in this area at the time.
The clay of Tokoname contains iron, so Tokoname wares have reddish
Most of them have been practical goods, and the works are vase, crock, teapot and so on.
Since the late 19th century, earthenware pipes and tiles for civil engineering and archtecture have been produced.
Tokoname is the top producer of Japanese teapots in Japan.
Additionally it is also the top producer of Maneki-neko (Welcome cat).
Toujiki-kaikan (Ceramic Hall) located about 0.4 km east of Tokoname
station has the map for tourists.
And the recommended courses to walk are set up, and the start point is the hall.
Along the courses, you can enjoy the ceramic town.
From Meitetsu-Nagoya, about 33-37 minutes by express on Meitetsu Tokoname Line.
From Nagoya station, about 40 km through Chitahanto Road.