The pottery that is an Uji original comes from the Asahiyaki establishment on the eastern bank of the Uji River. For over four hundred years and sixteen generations. Entering the Asahiyaki gallery is a step into a world of refinement and elegance. Each of the pieces here has passed through the white-hot fire of the kilns in the Asahiyaki factory nearby. Works by the current master potter are for sale - priced for serious collectors - but a variety of affordable options are on display as well. For a more in-depth look at the Asahiyaki process, enter the factory itself and take part in a pottery class taught by a craftsman.
- 67 Uji Mataburi, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
- By train:
Walk approximately 17 minutes from JR Uji Station
Walk approximately 17 minutes from Keihan Uji Station
- Coming from Osaka/Kobe:
From the Tennozan Tunnel/Oyamazaki Junction on the Meishin Expressway, proceed to the Keiji Bypass. From the Uji West exit, continue towards Uji City and drive towards Byodo-in Temple for about 10 minutes.
- Coming from Tokyo/Nagoya:
From Setahigashi on the Meishin Expressway, proceed to the Keiji Bypass. From the Uji East exit, continue towards Byodo-in Temple for about 5 minutes.
- Business Hours
- Business Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Mondays, last Tuesdays, New Years holidays
- There is parking space available for 4 cars in front of the old kiln/the Fukujuen Uji Tea Factory.
If this space is full, please use the Uji Shrine parking lot downstream (fee required).