Enjoy retro and photogenic Arita ♪ “The 16th Arita Hina Ceramic Festival”


In Arita Town, Saga Prefecture, the 16th Arita Hina (Hina) Ceramic Festival will be held from February 8 (Sat) to March 22 (Sun). Arita ware hina dolls with beautiful delicate paintings on shiny white porcelain skin are waiting for you.

Enjoy “Retro and photogenic streets”

The streets of the Uchiyama district, which has been selected as a preservation area for important traditional buildings in the country, are lined with high-quality townhouses in the Edo, Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras. In December 2017, Arita was selected as one of the 20 Best 20th Century Heritage Sites in Japan for Cultural Landscape of Arita.

>”The 16th Arita Hina no Yakimono Festival” Official Page

Arita Uchiyama Department Store Spring 2020

A town that has a history of 400 years of Japanese porcelain is transformed into a department store! Cafes and miscellaneous goods shops will appear in a historic townhouse for two days only. Please enjoy shopping in the unusual streets of Arita.

Date: March 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun)
10: 00 ~ 16: 00
Location: Machiya in Uchiyama district


A coffee stand for a limited time appears on the back street with a tonby fence! Coffee will be served in a cute paper cup limited to events featuring the Arita ware pattern. In addition, a cup of pottery with the same pattern is also sold. How about a coffee time in a street that makes you feel the history?

Date: March 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun)
9: 30 ~ 16: 30
Location: Back street with tonby fence

Walk which was kimono

Why don’t you take a stroll through the elegant streets in kimono? We also have kimonos for children and men. We recommend the “Lunch & Café Ticket Plan” with 1,000 yen ticket which can be used at restaurants and cafes in town.

Period: February 8 (Sat)-March 22 (Sun)
Time: From 10:00 to 15:00 ※ Reception until 13:00
Dressing place: Arita first building (Arita station square)

* Advance reservation required 3 days in advance

Walk in Arita in spring with a ox cart

Ox carts come from Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture! Why don’t you take a walk in a romantic town where history is breathing while shaking?

The date and time: Sunday, March 22 from 10:00 to 15:00
Service area: ○ Outbound: Iwao Taizan kiln ⇒ Satsuno Tsuji stop ⇒ Arita Post Office
○ Return trip: Akaeza ⇒ Satsuno Tsuji stop ⇒ Tezuka
Price: 200 yen per section
Capacity: 10 people per section

* May be canceled due to weather or cattle

Let's take a photo with a cow cart and sunny clothes!

How about wearing a kimono and taking a commemorative photo with a cow cart to commemorate your trip? There is also a printout service.

The date and time: Sunday, March 22. 10: 30-14: 30
Photography location: In front of Tezuka Shoten
Price: Special price ¥ 2,500 per person (Kimono rental, dressing, photography, printout)
Capacity: 10 boys, 10 girls (for children up to elementary school)
Reservation: Arita Tourism Association
TEL: 0955-43-2121

* Plan for children
* Advance reservation system up to 3 days in advance, reception will be closed as soon as capacity becomes available

Enjoy the guidance of the guide on the "Arita Tour HiinaBus"

Starting from JR Arita Station, a free tour bus runs three times a day around the Uchiyama area, where the Aritakan is located, and Arita Sera’s dolls. Fares are free. Inside the car, you can enjoy sightseeing information with a veteran guide from Arita.

Operating days: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from February 8 (Sat) to March 22 (Sun)
Price: Free
Route: Arita Station (opposite to KILN ARITA)-Aritakan-Arita Station-Arita Sera-Arita Station
Departure: 10: 30 ~, 12: 30 ~, 14: 30 ~ (About 1 hour 30 minutes)

* It is not a reservation system. A numbered ticket will be distributed at KILN ARITA 30 minutes before the bus departs.

>”The 16th Arita Hina no Yakimono Festival” Official Page



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