Dep. Akihabara Station
If you have any foods that you can’t eat due to religious or allergy reasons, please contact us in advance using the inquiry form.
Reservation Deadline/2days before tour (0:00)
Reservation online can be done from 6 months to 2 days in advance. If you want to reservate further in advance or on the day before, please use the inquiry form to contact us directly.
How to find the Akihabara Bus Station
Please use the bus headed to Mashiko Station that departs at 8:20 AM.
Since there is no reception staff at the Akihabara Bus Station, please show your reservation paper to the bus driver in advance and sit down in the designated area.
This bus will definitely depart at 8:20 AM, so please be sure to get on the bus in time.
The last stop of this Highway Bus is Mashiko Station. You will pass 8 bus stops on the way, but please don't get off beforehand. The bus usually arrives Mashiko Station around 10:30 AM. After you have arrived, please come to the MASHIKO Countryside Tours Information Desk in the Mashiko Station building.
Hamada Shouji Memorial Sankokan Museum
Hamada Shouji, marked as a living national treasure for pottery in Mashiko, collected pottery from all around the world during his lifetime. Mashiko Sankokan still displays these about 2000 works of art for exhibition every season. Hamada Shouji used these works to refer to his own line of work... since you will also have a crafting experience this afternoon, we hope you also feel inspired!
Café & Restaurant ERIKA
ERIKA's Katsu (pork cutlet) sandwich is soft and juicy - and very popular in all of Mashiko! Enjoy it with ERIKA's special coffee that is made with a siphon coffee maker.
Even if you make a Gourd Lamp for the first time, it will be a fun experience. The teacher will guide you through step by step while our Tour Guide will help with the translation, so please enjoy your experience!
The Gourd Lamp that you have produced yourself is yours to take home with you as a souvenir - so you will always have a memory of your trip to Mashiko!
Free timeThe half hour that is left at the end of our course, you can use to buy souvenirs on the pottery street in Mashiko.
The Bus Station of Tougei Messe will be our destination point. The Akihabara Highway Bus and Utsunomiya Bus as well as the Mashiko Station Bus on the other side will be departing from between 16:05 to 16:30. If you plan to go back to Akihabara, please be on time. For customers who plan to stay overnight in Mashiko, we offer a free transfer service to their chosen accommodation.