hands-on activity pottery ceramic experience in Izu-kogen Japan

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Hands-on activity Pottery Experience in Izu-Kogen Japan


Join us in Izu at a ceramics artist's studio for a special creative ceramics class experience. During this class, you will use an electric wheel to make your own bowl or another ceramic object. We opened "MONO FACTORY" with the concept of providing an adult and quality time ceramic experience. The venue for this experience is the ceramic artist's private studio in the Izu-Kogen area, near Mt. Omuro and Jogasaki Coast. Izu-Kogen is a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, which is a beautiful gateway to nature. Why not visit this area and experience making pottery with an electric wheel at MONO FACTORY? You can spend a relaxing time in a hidden-away ambiance that you won't find in a large studio. We have been welcoming foreign travelers since 2019, and we offer language support in both Japanese and English. Although I'm not a fluent English speaker yet, I will try my best to make sure you have fun. At MONO FACTORY, we value every person's time. If you are a child or a beginner, we would love to help you create great memories of the trip by making ceramic bowls. The ceramic objects you make are free, whether it's a container or a figurine. It's also a great idea to present yourself with a bowl full of memories made in Japan or make one as a gift for your friends and family. Our ceramics experience provides peace of mind, even if it's your first time, because our lessons are designed to teach you step by step.


You will get your original pottery after about 2 months. That’ll be really exciting after returning from your trip to Japan and get what you made ! How about try ceramic art experience as a special memory in Izu Japan ?Making pottery hands-on activities can enrich a trip by creating fond memories and instilling knowledge about the local culture through interactivity.

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    Course 60 min   Basic charge 5,000Yen / per person

  1. Duration : within 60 min (approx.)
  2. Clay : Electric wheel → Limitless *Only Basic Clay
  3. Item : 1
  4. *You can fire 1 ceramic bowl within A5-sized in the basic plan. Also, if there is anything you would like to add onto the basic plan, we can accommodate according to your needs. e.g. Add firing items.

    Course 100 min   Basic charge 6,000Yen / per person

  1. Duration : within 100 min (approx.)
  2. Clay : Electric wheel → Limitless *Only Basic Clay
  3. Item : 2
  4. *You can fire 2 ceramic bowl within A4-sized in the basic plan. Also, if there is anything you would like to add onto the basic plan, we can accommodate according to your needs. e.g. Add firing items.

What’s included

  • ・Lesson fee
  • ・Firing fee (Number of pieces ,it depend on plan. )
  • ・Materials (Basic Clay)
  • ・All taxes
  • ・Free rental apron . No need to prepare something ,just bring yourself !

Not included

• Shipping cost + handling charge 500YEN * We ask you to pay by cash when we meet.

Shipping Fee

  • ・Domestic(Japan) 1,100Yen
  • ・EMS International shipping is available.

We use the international postal Express Mail Service(EMS) via the Japan Post Service. EMS is a top speed international mail service that delivers to over 120 countries and territories worldwide. EMS has a both a tracking system and an insurance system (in case of loss or damage up to 20.000 yen). With this service, delivery usually takes about 4 to 6 days to Europe and North America. You can track your parcel on the EMS website using the tracking number that we will inform you of at the time of shipment. Shipping fee is differ depending on your artworks weight and destination countries. In detail, you can refer to the sheet in the studio and the following link .

https://www.post.japanpost.jp/cgi-charge/index.php?lang=_en + our handling charge 800Yen

Additional info

  • ・You cannot take your own-made bowls back home on the tour date.
  • ・It will take about 2 months to dry and fire your pieces
  • ・This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers .If your group is more than 5 travelers,
     you can take turns making ceramics bowls .
  • ・Minimum participant is 1 person.
  • ・The starting time is 10:00am ~,1:00pm~,3:00pm~,5:00pm~ 
     *Please come on time for your reservation time.
  • ・For customers coming directly. Priority will be given to the customer(s) with reservation.
  • ・Age requirement : 4 years of age and over
  • ・No experience needed
  • ・Offered in Japanese , English (Please enjoy my bad English lol ), English menu.
  • ・Please note: your clothes might get dirty
  • ・Most travelers can participate
  • ・Please note that cancellation fees will be charged according to the regulation .

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel within 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 60 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 70 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 1 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 80 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel the days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


Izu-Kogen can be easily reached from Tokyo by train in about 100 min. From JR Atami Sta, take the JR Ito Line for 40 min to Izu-Kogen Sta. This is a particularly enjoyable route, as the whole journey runs along the coast, giving you a great opportunity to watch the wonderful shifting scenery from your train window.

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Name:Yoshio Nakajima
I have traveled many countries.
During my travels, I had many memorable encounters.
This time,I would be happy if I could help you create your memories.

My favorite Izu Spot

Why don't you go to other places as well as pottery?

Jogasaki Coast

The Jogasaki Coast is a craggy coastline. It can be followed along about 10 kilometer long hiking trail offering beautiful views of the jagged cliffs and stone formations that hug the coast with a lighthouse and a 48 meter long suspension bridge in the middle, although it is also possible to walk much shorter portions of the trail.

Mt. Omuro  Lift Admission: 500 Yen for a round trip

Mt. Omuro is an extinct volcano covered in grass. Standing at 580 meters with a diameter of 300 meters, you have to take a chair lift up in order to enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings. The view is awesome ! !Mount Fuji ,the Izu Islands,the gulf of Sagami and the gulf of Suruga can be seen when visibility is good. You should go there !


Ryugu Park

Tatadohama Beach




How To Reserve

Please make a reservation by e-mail or reservation form from the button on the right side as much as possible.If you
come directly, if there is a vacancy,we can accommodate it.There are 5 electric potter's wheel.In the case of five or
more people,you can do this activity take turns making.In addition,if you have any questions,please feel free to
contact us by e-mail. I'm looking forward to seeing you. *Beginners are welcome☆  Email :potter@monofactory.jp


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1020-648 Futo,Ito-shi,Shizuoka,413-0231 Japan (Google Map
IzuKogen Sta.→By TAXI 6min(3.5km)
BUS →10 min by bus from Sakura Namiki Exit at Izu-Kogen Sta.Get off the bus at「Hikari no mura」 bus stop.
Car→Customers who come from Atami go past Izu Granpal Park and turn right at the second traffic light.And then go straight ahead 200 meters,you'll find our Studio with wooden sleeper fence. Free Parking Available

OPEN:Wednesday~Sunday 10:00~19:00
TEL:0557(51)6877  ← Tap&TEL
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