Noritake Garden is an open-air museum located in the city of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in Japan. From the name itself, Noritake is the world famous tableware brand which is originally started the business in Nagayo in 1904. In this garden, visitors may learn about the history of Noritake in Japan.
The Noritake Gardens' site contains the original red-brick buildings and kilns of the first Noritake ceramics factory as well as the Noritake Craft Center, a Noritake shop, restaurants, gardens and a cafe.
There are many building that can be found in the garden. First is the Welcome Center, it is where visitors can watch videos to learn more about the history and business of Noritake Garden. Next would be the Craft Center and Noritake Museum, visitors can get an up-close view of Noritake's craftmanship and traditions throghout each process from production of bone china clay to decorations. The museum also displays vases and decorative plates made in the Meiji Era.
A place to rest is the Multipurpose Hall, visitors can also watch videos about the history of Noritake. Lastly is the Noritake Garden Gallery wherein visitors may see and enjoy various works of art including pottery, paintings and sculptures.
There are also restaurants found in the garden; Square Café and Kiln Restaurant.
A 15-minute walk from Nagoya Station or 5 minutes from Kamejima Subway Station on the Higashiyama Line.
Each buildings has different opening hours.
Craft Center: 10:00 to 5:00PM
Noritake Garden Gallery: 10:00Am to 6:00PM
Restaurants: Lunch, 11:30AM to 2:30PM. Dinner, 5:30PM to 10:30PM
Closed every Mondays, year-end holidays and New Year Holidays.
The admission is free for most of the buildings except for the craft center which cost 500 yen.
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