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[Facility] Mori-Touki-Kan

[Hours] 9:00-17:00 (up to 18:00 on hols)
[Hols] Irregular hols
[Reservation] Must book up to one day in advance

  • Equipped with Slopes
  • Unevenness (five or more centimeters)


Located midway along Kiyomizu-zaka, this Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, established more than 100 years ago, offers pottery courses, which are divided into pottery decoration and pottery making. In the decorating course, participants select one of ten bisque wares, think of a design and paint it on (about 50 minutes are required). People enjoy this course because it is so easy to do. In the making course, participants use wheels to make pieces of pottery from clay (about 50 to 90 minutes are required). People enjoy this course because it is real pottery. Participants can use either a hand wheel or an electric one, but wheelchair users are advised to use just the hand wheels. And do not forget to bring your own apron and handkerchief. Produced wares will be shipped to participants once fired. In the case of decorated wares, about one month is needed. For made wares about 50 days are required.
If course participants request, a guided tour of the pottery is possible. Wheelchair users should inquire about this in advance as access may have to be prepared. There is a western style toilet on the 2Fl. However, wheelchair users can use a wheelchair friendly toilet in the nearby tourist carpark. (Month checked: 2018.Dec, )

Location 2-254 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto, 605-0862
Tel 075-541-1560 or 075-561-3457
Fax 075-531-4038
Access City Bus Gojo-zaka Alight and walk 8min, City Bus Kiyomizu-michi Alight and walk 8min, Keihan Kiyomizu-Gojo Stn.: Alight and walk 25min
Charges [Charge] Decorating taster: ¥100-, Handwheel pottery: ¥2200-, Electric wheel pottery ¥3300-
[Booking method] Phone or Fax
[Required time] About 50 to 90min
[Participant numbers]Up to 500 for pot decorating, up to 250 hand-building pottery, and just a few people for electric-wheel throwing.
Up to 250 wheelchair users for pot decorating and 120 to 130 for hand-building pottery
[Parking] None
[Wheelchair marked parking] None
[Wheelchair friendly toilet] None
[Services] Guide dog OK

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Highlights & Barrier Free Info

Main store entrance at Mori Touki Kan

Main store entrance at Mori Touki KanAs you go down Kiyomizu-zaka, you will see Mori Touki Kan main store on your right. And, as you face the entrance, you will see a slope on the left, but do not use this because you end up in a confined area of the store. Instead, enter the store from the entrance on the right, which does have a low step and a short, steep ramp on the inside, but is still the better entrance.

Main store passageway at Mori Touki Kan

Main store passageway at Mori Touki KanThe taster classroom is at the back of the store area lined with Kiyomizu-yaki pottery and Kyoto souvenirs, so be careful as you head through the store, especially the narrow areas.

Mori Touki Kan classroom

Mori Touki Kan classroomThe classrooms mostly used for lessons are in 1Bfl and 2Bfl. They are barrier free and movement is easy. Tables stand 70 centimeters high and have 57 centimeters of leg room underneath.

Mori Touki Kan elevator

Mori Touki Kan elevatorThe pottery is down in the basement (1Bfl), so you will need to take the elevator down to make a tour. However, the elevator is small, with an opening width of 70 centimeters and an interior depth of 113 centimeters. This elevator is limited to four standing passengers, but can only take one person if they are in a wheelchair.

Mori Touki Kan pottery

Mori Touki Kan potteryThe studio you can tour is a production pottery, so observe the instructions of the guide, and be careful of the surroundings. There should be no obstacles along the tour route. You will be able to see decorated pots being glazed as well as the kiln they will be fired in. The kiln is down some stairs, so you can view it from a window (93 centimeters off the ground).

Mori Touki Kan south store

Mori Touki Kan south storeThis store is on the south side of Kiyomizu-zaka, and stocks souvenirs such as the Yatsuhashi confectioneries and chirimen sansho (boiled, dried baby sardines with Chinese pepper). There is a low step at the entrance, but, once in, this is a great place to shop. At the shop front, there are delicious satsumaage (deep-fried minced fish and vegetables) for sale. These make great snacks.

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