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INAX MUSEUMS is located in Tokoname, one of the Japan's Six Ancient Kilns with a history of some 1000 years. This is a hands-on, hands-on museum that conveys the charm of clay and ceramics. Workshop that teach you the joy of manufacturing are held every day (closed on Wednesdays). In addition to t...

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An experiential museum that conveys the charm of clay and ceramics

INAX MUSEUMS is a museum of clay and ceramics located in Tokoname, the city of ceramics. It consists of 6 museums: ``Kiln Plaza'', ``Tile Museum Tile Museum'' , ``Architectural Terracotta Museum Clay Works and Mud Tiling Workshop'', ``LIXIL Ceramics Lab'', and ``Ceramics Studio''. It conveys culture, beauty and fun.

A Workshop that conveys the joy of manufacturing

We hold hands-on Workshop every day to convey the charm and wonder of earth, a natural material essential to daily life, and the joy of making things. You can choose from a wide variety of menus, such as making Shiny Clay Ball Workshop, where you can experience the clay that is the raw material for pottery, and tile art, where you can enjoy pottery.

Make/Experience Menu

“Tile Wreath Workshop”  (no reservation required)

"Free Time Crafting" experience (no reservation required)

“Tile House Workshop” experience: Create a wooden house-shaped piggy bank with tiles

“Shiny Clay Ball Workshop” 

How to enjoy the facility

The Tile Museum Museum, which houses over 7,000 beautiful decorative tiles that look like a jewel box, is a must-see!

The projection mapping that recreates the convection of flame inside the kiln at the Kiln Plaza is a 22m-high brick chimney, is impressive. We looked at the pillars of the dining room used in the second main building of the Imperial Hotel designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the exhibits at the outdoor Terracotta Park. You can also learn about the history.

"Tile Museum" Islamic tiled dome ceiling

“Kiln Plaza” Projection mapping inside the kiln

"The Architectural Terracotta Museum" Pillars of the second main building of the Imperial Hotel designed by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Terracotta Park

Equipment outline

○Opening hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM (last entry 4:30PM)

○Closed: Wednesdays *Open if Wednesday is a public holiday / Year-end and New Year holidays

○Common admission fee (tax included): General 700 yen, High school and university students 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 250 yen

(Ages 70 and over: 600 yen, people with disabilities: Free, and various discounts available)

*There is no admission fee if you only participate in the Workshop.

・Nearest station: Meitetsu Line Tokoname Station (about 25 minutes walk)

・Bus From Meitetsu Line Tokoname Station or Chubu Centrair International Airport, go to Chita Bus "Chita Handa Station"

2 minutes walk from “INAX MUSEUMS Mae”

・Official website: https://livingculture.lixil.com/ilm/

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INAX MUSEUMS is a museum of clay and ceramics located in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, the town of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. The museum offers dynamic activities that allow visitors to enjoy, learn, and play using all five senses. ​ The lush outdoor space, which is dotted with six facilities, changes its expression with the seasons, making the time spent here pleasant. New discoveries and surprises are waiting for you every time you visit, such as exhibitions and workshops. Please enjoy the encounter with clay, ceramics, history, charm of craftsmanship, and fun.

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