Founded in 1904, Noritake has over 100 years of history and a frontrunner in the ceramics industry. It took off because of the exquisite fusion between traditional Japanese artistry and Western aesthetics in its designs. The factory with its old chimneys and red brick walls evolved into an oasis of knowledge and recreation which developed into the Noritake Garden. Witness a wide array of elegant tableware and vases, and innovative machinery that produced not only porcelain pieces but also industrial products in the Noritake Museum. A Technology Corner introduces Noritake’s advancements in machinery and electronics that are also applied in the modern industries of today.
Observe how Japanese craftsmen undergo the delicate process of creating bone china from scratch in their Craft Centre. You can see the culture and tradition incorporated into their designs and even get a chance to decorate your own porcelain at their workshop. They also have a café and restaurant that feature French and Italian cuisines served using their own signature tableware to present a luxurious experience.
500 yen (for Craft Centre and museum only. Noritake Garden does not require admission fee)
3-1-36 Noritake Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 451-8501
10:00 – 17:00 (Welcome Centre and Craft Shop only. Shops and restaurants are open until 18:00)
+81 052 561 7114
How to get there
By Nagoya City Bus, at Nagoya Station Bus Terminal Bay 11, take City Bus Meieki 13 to Kamiiida/Nakagiri-cho via Kodama-cho or Tenjinyama. Get off at Noritake no Mori (Noritake Garden) stop (approximately 5 minutes).
By taxi, it only takes 5 minutes from the taxi terminal right outside the Sakura Exit of JR Nagoya Station.
By train, take the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line at Meitetsu Nagoya Station, and get off at Sako Station. Noritake Garden is only a 12-minute walk from Sako Station.