1. Aikawa Gino Densho Tenjikan (Aikawa Traditional Skills Museum)
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Aikawa Gino Densho Tenjikan (Aikawa Traditional Skills Museum)

Experience pottery making and rag-weaving in Aikawa!

Aikawa Gino Densho Tenjikan offers opportunities to learn about traditional art handed down from generation to generation in Aikawa. The museum offers hands-on experiences of Mumyoiyaki, an art which uses potter's clay produced in the gold mine, and rag-weaving on a traditional back-strap loom with careful instruction by staff members. Pottery by artists in Sado, rag-weaving works, and Bunya puppets are on display. The museum sits right in the middle of the tourist area with Kitazawa Flotation Plant and Aikawa Folk Museum.

Facility Basic Information

2 Aikawa Kitazawamachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1539
Official site
Payment Methods
Credit cards not accepted 
Assistance in Foreign Languages
Not Available 
General Accessibility
Not Available 
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Aikawa Hakubutsukanmae (Honsen [Main Line], Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop
Opening Times
8:30 - 17:00
Closed at year-end and New Year's (29 December - 3 January) / Reservations only December-February
Hands-on Experience Prices
Rag-weaving (sakiori) workshop: 1,800JPY / Mumyoiyaki pottery making workshop: from 1,330JPY
Required  Please reserve at least three days in advance for rag-weaving and Mumyoiyaki pottery making workshops.
Facilities and Service
Training room, exhibition room, shops, etc.

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