Hidden Wonder - Day Trip to Miho Museum and Shigaraki Pottery Village

A day trip from Kyoto to experience and enjoy architecture, culture and art.

With the comfort of a private car charter, explore the awe-inspiring Miho museum and its exhibitions of ancient art.
After that, try a hands-on experience creating your own souvenir in Shigaraki pottery town.

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Time: 9:00 - 16:00 (7 hours)
Group size: 8 people (maximum)
Meeting place: Your hotel
Mode of transport: Minivan
Highlights
  • Visit the Miho Museum, built by famous architect I.M. Pei, which contains exhibits of fantastic historical art pieces from around the world.
  • Drive to nearby Shigaraki, one of the ancient pottery towns of Japan.
  • Enjoy a pottery experience, and make your own souvenir to remember your visit.
Schedule
Time Place
9:00-10:00
Meet at your hotel and transfer to Miho Museum
10:00~12:00 Explore the Miho Museum
12:00~13:00 Drive to Shigaraki and have lunch at a local restaurant
13:00~15:00 Enjoy a pottery experience and see an ancient kiln in Shigaraki
15:00~16:00 Head back to Kyoto and your hotel

Rate (tax included)
People Total (per person)
Vehicle type
1 59,800 yen (59,800 yen)
Alphard or Voxy
2 72,600 yen (36,300 yen)
Alphard or Voxy
3 85,400 yen (28,467 yen)
Alphard or Voxy
4 98,200 yen (24,550 yen)
Alphard or Voxy
5 111,000 yen (22,200 yen)
Hiace or Alphard
6 123,800 yen (20,633 yen)
Hiace or Alphard
7 136,600 yen (19,514 yen)
Hiace
8 149,400 yen (18,675 yen)
Hiace

  • Return time may be delayed depending on traffic.
  • If you wish to only visit Miho museum, you can book our private charter service instead.
Description

Meet your driver at your hotel or other designated meeting place.

Drive to Miho Museum, it takes about 1hour.
Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, a tunnel through the mountain will lead you to this impressive museum. With the concept of harmoniously blending its architecture into the surrounding nature, it evokes a serene atmosphere.

In addition to the architecture, enjoy the permanent exhibitions of ancient art pieces from areas such as Egypt, Western Asia, Greece, Rome, Southern Asia, and China.

After exploring the museum, drive to nearby Shigaraki pottery town.
Here, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, head to one of the many pottery studios dotting this town and join an workshop to make your own pottery. The experience takes about 90 minutes, and you can choose to make objects such as a teacup or plate. The firing process will take several weeks, so your creation will be shipped to your home country once it is completed.

Get introduced to how pottery was made historically in the old large kilns that you can see in the town, and enjoy the many different ceramic objects on display and for sale.

Lastly, drive back to Kyoto and be dropped off at your hotel.

Included
  • Private car transfer during the tour
  • Miho Museum entrance fee
  • Lunch at local restaurant in Shigaraki
    (please inform us in advance if you need a vegetarian option or have any allergies)
  • Pottery Experience (overseas shipping fee is also included)
Not Included
  • Any snacks and drinks other than lunch
Cancellation policy
  • more than 8 days before - 100% refund
  • 3~7 days before - 70% refund
  • 2 day before - 50% refund
  • 0~1 days before - 0% refund

Group Booking

If you would like to make a group booking, refer to the group rates below and contact us.

Group Rate (tax included)
Person Total
(per person)
9 268,800 yen
(29,867 yen)
10 281,300 yen
(28,130 yen)
11 293,800 yen
(26,709 yen)
12 306,300 yen
(25,525 yen)
13 318,800 yen
(24,523 yen)
14 331,300 yen
(23,664 yen)
15 343,800 yen
(22,920 yen)
16 368,600 yen
(23,038 yen)
17 381,100 yen
(22,418 yen)
18 393,600 yen
(21,867 yen)
19 406,100 yen
(21,374 yen)
20 418,600 yen
(20,930 yen)
21 431,100 yen
(20,529 yen)
22 443,600 yen
(20,164 yen)
Person Total
(per person)
23 456,100 yen
(19,830 yen)
24 468,600 yen
(19,525 yen)
25 481,100 yen
(19,244 yen)
26 508,200 yen
(19,546 yen)
27 520,700 yen
(19,285 yen)
28 533,200 yen
(19,043 yen)
29 545,700 yen
(18,817 yen)
30 558,200 yen
(18,607 yen)
31 570,700 yen
(18,410 yen)
32 583,200 yen
(18,225 yen)
33 595,700 yen
(18,052 yen)
34 608,200 yen
(17,888 yen)
35 620,700 yen
(17,734 yen)
36 633,200 yen
(17,589 yen)
Person Total
(per person)
37 645,700 yen
(17,451 yen)
38 658,200 yen
(17,321 yen)
39 670,700 yen
(17,197 yen)
40 683,200 yen
(17,080 yen)
41 695,700 yen
(16,968 yen)
42 708,200 yen
(16,862 yen)
43 720,700 yen
(16,760 yen)
44 733,200 yen
(16,664 yen)
45 745,700 yen
(16,571 yen)
46 758,200 yen
(16,483 yen)
47 770,700 yen
(16,398 yen)
48 783,200 yen
(16,317 yen)
49 795,700 yen
(16,239 yen)
50 808,200 yen
(16,164 yen)

  • 01 English guide and 01 driver are assigned.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Kids less than 5 years old are free of charge. However, note that she or he must take one seat. Infants can sit on an adult's lap.
  • Teacher and travel organizer are free of charge (up to 2 people total).
  • If you wish to only visit Miho museum, you can book our private charter service instead.
Included
  • Private bus transfer and English speaking guide during whole tour
  • Miho Museum entrance fee
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Shigaraki
    (please inform us in advance if you need a vegetarian option or have any allergies)
  • Pottery Experience (overseas shipping fee is also included)
Not Included
  • Any snack and drink except lunch
Cancellation policy
  • more than 14 days before - 100% refund
  • 8~13 days before - 70% refund
  • 3~7 days before - 50% refund
  • 2 day before - 30% refund
  • 0~1 days before - 0% refund