Bizen Ware Traditional Industrial Hall

Bizen Ware is one of Japan’s most famous styles of pottery, which was developed in Bizen (modern-day Okayama Prefecture). Learn about the pottery at Bizen Ware Traditional Industrial Hall in the city of Bizen, Okayama. The hall has a tourist information center, a gallery, and a sales area where visitors can buy works by accredited Bizen potters. On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, visitors can take pottery classes under the guidance of a Bizen Pottery artist (reservations required). The hall is shaped to resemble a traditional climbing kiln.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    1657-7 Inbe, Bizen-shi, Okayama
  • Hours
    1st floor 9:00-18:00, 2nd floor 9:30-17:30
    Pottery classes 10:00-15:00
  • Closed
    Tuesdays (or the next day if Tuesday is a public holiday).
    1st and 2nd floors are closed from December 29 to January 3.

    Pottery classes are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
    Holidays are the same as above.
  • Admission
    Pottery class experience: Clay 600g; Electric kiln 3,300 yen; Climbing kiln 3,850 yen