Banko no Sato Center ばんこの里会館

See an extensive display of traditional Banko ware ceramic art at Banko no Sato Center and make unique pottery in the workshops with the guidance of expert instructors.

Banko no Sato Center displays and sells an extensive range of traditional Banko ware teapots, earthenware and tableware in Yokkaichi. It is also a community hub that celebrates the historical importance of fired clay pottery while teaching the art of making it to anyone who is interested. Banko ware from Mie Prefecture is recognized as being of the highest quality throughout Japan and around the world. Specifically, the ceramic art known as “Yokkaichi Banko Yaki” is recognized for its quality, beauty and utility as pots, kettles, tableware, cooking grills and flowerpots. The ceramics of Banko no Sato Hall would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s kitchen. If you make your own special piece of pottery during your visit, you will also have a memory to cherish and something to remind you of your visit to Yokkaichi in Mie.
〒5100035 四日市市陶栄町4-8
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Business hours
9:00 - 17:00 *Shop opens at 10:00.
Pottery Making Workshop
¥3,000 per person
It takes about 2 hours to create the pieces.
*Prior reservation is required.
Access by public transportation
About 5 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station (Kintetsu Railway).
〈Access to “Kawaramachi” Station〉
[From Osaka] About 2 hours by Kintetsu Railway.
[From Nagoya] About 40 minutes by Kintetsu Railway.

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