Umi no Silk Road Kan

Umi no Silk Road Kan

Umi no Silk Road Kan The center of Imari city was once known as "Imari-tsu" and was extremely prosperous as the shipping port for all pottery and porcelain produced in the Hizen region. The pottery and porcelain wares shipped would go via Nagasaki's Dejima island and travel as far as Europe, and in time the name "IMARI", much favored amongst royalty and aristocracy, became known widely throughout the world. Back in the day, Imari-tsu was known as the "Place of 1000 Houses" due to the sheer number of whitewall dwellings lived in by ceramic merchants which lined the streets. Umi-no-Silk Road-kan is situated inside one of the gradually-disappearing whitewall dwellings and is run with the support of donations from citizens and companies as well as with the cooperation of the Japan Takurakuji Association, etc. Here, you can come in contact with the history and culture of Imari-tsu.
○ Ceramics sales corner
○ Imari information corner
○ Koimari gallery
○ Experiential workshop offering decorating and potter's wheel experience


● Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00

● Closed: Mondays (or the following day if a Monday falls on a public holiday) and December 29 - January 3

● Admission Fee: Free

● Access:
Train: 5-minute walk from JR and MR (Matsuura Railway) Imari Station
Bus: 10-minute walk from Saihi or Showa Bus “Imari Bus Center”
Car: About 35-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Takeo-Kitagata IC

● Address: 554-1, Ko, Imari-cho, Imari-shi, Saga

● Contact: Tel: +81-955-23-1189


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