Noritake is a well-established Japanese Porcelain Manufacturer. Noritake Garden is named as “Noritake no Mori” (Forest of Noritake) after the ceramic manufacturer itself. At the location, you can learn arts and history through the tour to galleries or workshops of pottery, porcelain painting, sculpture, and more, or simply revel in the natural scenery.
About Noritake Garden
Noritake Company Limited, Inc. has just celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001. To commemorate that, the company opened a complex facility for pottery in the site of Noritake’s headquarters, the birthplace of modern ceramics. And, taking the company name, they named it “Noritake no Mori”.
Craft Center & Noritake Museum
At Craft Center which is the bone china (Porcelain) manufacturing site, you can see the techniques and traditions of Noritake right in front of your eyes; from the production of the base material (clay) to the decorate-painting. There is also a Noritake Museum that displays tableware, including the Noritake products “Old Noritake” and “Gajou” (画帖 Design Illustration).
Noritake Gourmet Garden
A series of ceramics known as the Gourmet Garden is a rare collector item. Most of the items are painted with beautiful blooming orchids and lilies. The collection isn’t in production anymore, making it a rare item to add to your ceramic collection. The series features hand-painted plates, salad bowls, cereal bowls, pots, gratin dish, tea cups, saucers.
Nature walk that you can enjoy in all seasons
Trees and flowers show different expressions throughout the seasons. The kiln wall is a wall that was made using kilns that once used to heat up the clay into ceramic. A dish made of the names of people who have supported the Noritake Forest Fund is embedded in the wall. In addition, biotope has also been arranged, and nature where plants, insects, fish, birds and other living things live together is being restored. It is an atmosphere you would want to enjoy at the comfortable, relaxing pace.
Noritake Garden Entry Fee
Craft Center & Noritake Museum: 500 yen
Noritake Garden Opening hours
Welcome Center: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Craft Center & Nortiake Museum: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Shops & Cafes: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Noritake Garden Gallery: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Last day of exhibition will close early at 4:00 PM)
Restaurants: 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Dinner time is only available through reservation)
※Close regularly on Mondays (and subsequent day if National Holidays fall on Monday), and close during New Year Holidays
- Spot name: Noritake Garden
- Street address: 3-1-36, Noritake-Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
- Access: A 15-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station, or a 5- minute walk away from Kamejima Station