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Things to do in Tokoname
Tokoname is a beautiful city in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. With fascinating museums, great beaches, historical sites, and wonderful neighbour towns, you’ll discover more sides of Japan beyond the popular tourist destination cities.
You can’t help but smile when you’re welcomed in Tokoname by Tokonyan, the giant lucky maneki neko (good luck cat figurine). Visit the iconic Akio Morita exhibition at Morita Aji-no-yakata, which is dedicated to the founder of Sony. See the spectacular panoramic view of Ise Bay from the top of Ono Castle.
Walk the famous Pottery Footpath of Yakimono Sanpomichi. Start your tour at the front of Tokoname Ceramic Hall. Wander around with your camera to see the ceramic murals, pipes, jars, old pottery factories, and the Takita House museum. Don’t forget to check out the popular Dokanzaka or Clay Pipe Hill, which is a highlight of the Pottery Path and one of the 30 famous Japan hills.
Get your fill of Tokoname’s culture and history at The Ceramic Art Institute, The Ceramic History Museum, INAX Tile Museum, and The Kiln Museum Gallery. See more of the local items of the city at Ceramall and the exciting Tokoname Ware Festival.
From clay to the water, you can place your bets and watch the thrilling races at Boat Race Tokoname. If you want a dip in the water too, just head to Ono Beach, Sakai Beach, Rinku Beach, and Taya Coast.
Get the ultimate experience in Tokoname and join the locals in celebrating the colourful Ono Festival.
Explore Tokoname’s neighbours too. Enjoy the open-air architectural museum in Inuyama. Get the most vibrant photos at Sakurabuchi Park and Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Feel like royalty and stop by the castles in Inuyama, Nagoya, Okazaki, and Toyohasi. Then bring the whole family to Laguna Ten Bosch, where the kids will love the amusement park, adults can relax at the onsen and spa complex, and many more!
What you should know
The best time to visit Tokoname is during the months of November to March, when you can enjoy fewer rainy days during your visit.
Remember to pack a good Japanese phrasebook to help you get the most out of your trip in Tokoname and the rest of the prefecture.
You can other Singapore citizens can fly to Japan and travel to Tokoname visa-free for up to 90 days. Check out the Embassy of Japan in Singapore website if you want to visit Japan longer and to get more travel info.
Travelling to and around Tokoname
Your flight will be bound for Chubu Centrair International Airport, where you can reach the city and travel around Tokoname by riding the train, bus, taxi, or ferry.
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