Setogura Ceramic Plaza

Setogura Ceramic Plaza © S.Kasugai

What is Setogura Ceramic Plaza

Visitors can learn about the history and culture of Setoyaki (Traditional ceramics) in Seto, where Setoyaki has been the traditional industry for generations, and also experience "industrial tourism" and "people-to-people exchange" at the plaza. At the Setogura Museum, the 2nd and 3rd floors are dedicated to pottery. Setogura Museum is the main facility of Setozo Ceramic Plaza and nostalgic street scenes of Seto have been reproduced there. Seto is the birthplace of the word "Seto-mono" which means traditional pottery. The 2nd floor has been designed as a reproduction of the streets of Seto during the era of large-scale production of pottery. The scenes include coal, kilns and chimneys as well as the Kyuowari-Seto Station. An actual train that was used to travel from Nagoya’s city center to Seto is also exhibited and visitors can enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere as they learn about the history and culture of Setoyaki ceramics. 。 On the 3rd floor, there is a panorama larger than 30 meters which illustrates the over 1000 year history and transition of Setoyaki ceramics.


1 hour by train from Nagoya Station. From Nagoya Station, use the subway’s Higashiyama Line to Sakae Station. At Sakae Station, change to the Meitetsu Seto Line to the Owari-Seto Station. The Setogura Ceramic Plaza is a 5 minute walk from the Owari-Seto Station.

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Description: Setogura Ceramic Plaza

Sights Setogura Ceramic Plaza (瀬戸蔵)
Address 1-1 Kurasho-cho, Seto-shi, Aichi 489-0813
Phone / Fax Phone: 0561-97-1190 / Fax: 0561-97-1557
Duration 1Hour(s)
Closed dates Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 500yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Setogura Ceramic Plaza