観光案内

tourist information

There are yearly events and historical buildings in Mashiko Town related to Mashiko Pottery, such as “Mashiko Pottery Fair” held twice a year and “Mashiko Sanko-kan” which was renovated atelier and home of the living national treasure Shoji Hamada. There are also facilities where you can enjoy the nature and local foods of Mashiko. Mashiko is a tourist spot that can be enjoyed by the whole family. UNQTE

ましこ悠和館平和ギャラリー

Mashiko
Yuwakan

Masuko Yuwakan (formerly Nanmaso Hotel Annex) was founded in 1882, and was the building where the current retired emperor stayed during the evacuation of schoolchildren during the crown prince era. The space called "Gozasho" where he heard the announcement of the "Imperial Decree of end of war" at that time remained in the building. Yuwakan has become Japanese registered tangible cultural property, and the "Peace Gallery" which is open to the public, displays valuable books, newspapers, photographs etc of that time along with explanations.  It has been opened since February 22, 2020 as a five-room accommodation facility.

ましこ悠和館 TEL 0285-72-8846(益子観光課)
営業時間 13:00~16:00
(土日祝日10:00~16:00)年中無休
入館料100円
益子陶器市

Mashiko
Pottery Fair

This fair, one of the usual events in Mashiko, has been held each year since 1966 and selected as one of '100 most beautiful festivals in Tochigi Prefecture'. This fair is open twice every year, spring and fall. About 400,000 people in spring and 200,000 in fall visit Mashiko to enjoy this fair. This has become one of the greatest events throughout the town. Many small items used in our daily life in Japan such as teacups, chopstick rests and plates, and also to art works such as pots and vases, are sold as special discounted prices during the fair. Agricultural products grown in Mashiko are also sold during this event which is attracting the visitors.

ましこ悠和館 TEL 0285-72-8846(益子観光課)
営業時間 13:00~16:00
(土日祝日10:00~16:00)年中無休
入館料100円
益子陶器市

Jonai-zaka Street

About 30 vessel shops are on the street. Pottery placed in the doorsteps of these shops is simple and delight the eyes of those who come to this street. Wide walk steps and public restrooms will allow you to enjoy the walking comfortably on the street.

西明寺

Saimyoji
Temple

When you climb the stone steps up the hill, you will see the Rou Gate to his temple, a three-storied pagoda and a large, copper bell on your left. The rare smiling King Emma in japan will be on your right. Beyond the Rou Gate the main temple rises ahead at the back of the site. The Rou Gate, the three-storied pagoda, and the Zushi, or miniature shrine in the temple are all designated as the Japanese Important and Cultural Properties.

西明寺 TEL 0285-72-8846(益子観光課)
営業時間 13:00~16:00
(土日祝日10:00~16:00)年中無休
入館料100円
益子の森/フォレスト益子

Forest in Mashiko

This forest is about 31 hectares in area on the gentle hill in the mountain village, which is covered with deciduous, conifer and broad-leaf trees such as red pine trees, konaras, chestnuts and wild cherry blossoms. There is also a facility called 'Forest Inn Mashiko', which has restrooms, overnight accommodations, a restaurant and an observatory equipped with one of the largest refracting telescope with an SD lens.

益子の森/フォレスト益子

Mashikokan
Satoyama
Resort

A hot spring Ryokan located in a quiet village forest.  You can spend a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They provide beautiful foods using the ingredients and vegetables grown by the local producers and an open-air bath where you can enjoy the nature of untouched Japanese countryside. https://www.mashikokan.com/en-us

益子の森/フォレスト益子

Mashiko
Sanko-kan
(The Mashiko Reference
Collection Museum)

The museum features the pottery artist, the Late Shoji Hamada as well as the craft works of his collections from foreign countries.

益子陶芸美術館/陶芸メッセ

Mashiko Museum of
Ceramic Art
(Togei Messe
Mashiko)

Togei Messe in Mashiko is on the hill called 'Pottery Hill' located at the north of the Jonai-zaka Street. In the museum, mainly the works noted in connection with the late Shoji Hamada, who was designated as a Living National Treasure, are exhibited as well as excellent one produced by other potters living in Mashiko. Shoji Hamada's former residence has been relocated on the premises in front of the museum. The climbing kiln, which he used regularly, has been restored and relocated to the site.

益子参考館 TEL 0285-72-8846(益子観光課)
営業時間 13:00~16:00
(土日祝日10:00~16:00)年中無休
入館料100円
外池酒造

Tonoike Sake Brewery

As the only sake brewery in Mashiko town, founded in 1937, Tonoike continue to maintain our unchanging passion, handcraft and sake brewery.  "SANRAN", a flagship brand of Tonoike Sake Brewery, has received many awards at domestic appraisals together with high praise in overseas. http://www.sanran-sake.com/

外池酒造 TEL 0285-72-0001
営業時間 9:00~17:00
(土日祝休み)
道の駅「ましこ」

Michino-eki
'Mashiko'

This facility is owned and operated by Mashiko-town. "Mashiko Marche'' that sells products such as fresh local agricultural products, processed goods, crafts, etc, grown on Mashiko's land. And they operate a restaurant called "Mashiko Gohan" where you can enjoy the delicious vegetables of the day, including set meals. There is a "concierge" where you can consult about migration to Mashiko and also can ask tourist information about the town.  In addition, they also conduct special exhibitions/workshops and open space rentals. http://translate.google.co.jp/translate?hl=ja&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.town.mashiko.tochigi.jp%2F

道の駅「ましこ」 TEL 0285-72-0001
営業時間 9:00~17:00
(土日祝休み)