Tokoname, Aichi Pref.
Tokoname, located in the south of Nagoya near Chubu International Airport, has been a center of pottery production dating back to the Heian Period (794-1185) and remains Japan's foremost producer of maneki neko figures. Tokoname is the oldest of the Six Ancient Kilns 六古窯 in Japan, which are spread out all across the country - Shigaraki (Shjiga), Bizen (Okayama), Tamba (Hyogo), Echizen（Fukui), Seto (Aichi) , and Tokoname (Aichi).
Take a walk along the Pottery Footpath. On the top of Manekineko Street, the giant head of a Manekineko called Tokonyan is overlooking the city, which is a popular picture spot.
Along the Pottery Footpath, there are many shops selling all kinds of household items, but for the biggest choice, you should check Ceramall. A shopping mall specializing in ceramics.
Countless shops selling all kinds of household wares are located along the Pottery Footpath. But for the biggest selection, you need to check out Ceramall. A shopping mall dedicated to pottery. The main reasons to shop at Ceramall are great prices and a wide selection of items.
From Meitetsu Nagoya to Tokoname, about 40 min. by Airport Line bound for Chubu International Airport
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