From Kyoto: Miho Museum & Shigaraki Pottery Village Day Trip

From Kyoto: Miho Museum & Shigaraki Pottery Village Day Trip

From $330.25 per person

Charter a private car and discover the awe-inspiring Miho Museum and its ancient art. Later, enjoy a hands-on pottery-making experience in Shigaraki.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Driver
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Miho Museum, built by famous architect I. M. Pei
  • Drive to nearby Shigaraki, one of Japan's ancient pottery towns
  • Delight in a pottery experience, and make your own souvenir
  • Benefit from the comfort of a private car and driver
  • Relish an included lunch at a local restaurant
Full description
After meeting your driver at your hotel lobby in Kyoto, drive for about 1 hour to the Miho Museum. On the way, take a tunnel through a mountain to the impressive museum designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei, the designer of the Louvre Pyramid. Upon arrival, soak up the serene atmosphere as the museum’s architecture blends harmoniously into its natural surroundings. Enter the museum and explore the permanent exhibitions of ancient art pieces from areas such as Egypt, Western Asia, Greece, Rome, Southern Asia, and China. After exploring the museum, drive to nearby Shigaraki pottery town. Here, savor lunch at a local restaurant, then head to one of the town’s many pottery studios and join a workshop to make your own pottery. The pottery experience takes about 90 minutes, and you can choose to make objects such as a teacup or plate. The firing process will take several weeks, so your creation will be shipped to your home country once it is completed. Get introduced to how pottery was made historically in the old large kilns that you can see in the town, and enjoy the many different ceramic objects on display and for sale. Lastly, drive back to Kyoto and be dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Miho Museum entrance fee
  • Shigaraki pottery making experience and shipping cost of your artwork
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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