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Treasure Hunting Reviews
Fun morning activity for my day trip to peaceful countryside,arita and takeo. The warehouse is spacious with boxes of pottery all piled up waiting to be discovered. Watch out for minor defects and... more »
I love porcelain. Arita has history and tradition. I visited Arita 3 years ago and I will never forget the beauty and peace of mind of the city. I did not hunt in Arita, but I can imagine it to be... more »
I had a super fun time "treasure hunting" for pottery. The staff had a several very friendly english speakers, which made it easy for learning the rules. You get a shopping basket (like the one at the grocery stores) to fill up with pottery for 5,000 yen or 10,000 yen, depending on which area in the building you shop in. I had a great time picking out pieces that probably would not sell in a fancy store, but were perfectly beautiful and functional for someone looking to buys some items as a tourist. They also helped me find some "monkey" motif items, because I loved working with them at a previous job of mine. I totally recommend this place, just be aware that is a ware house and the pieces can be quite dusty (but you just need to wash them off when you get home and it is fine).
If you are looking for pottery treasures in a big warhouse with old pottery then this is the correct spot to be. For 5,000 Yen you have 90 minutes time to find something new for your home. It's a lot of hard work, because you maybe need to dig deep. If you have childs they have a corner with books and other stuff.
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