GUNMA Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture

Takumi no Sato

Ateliers for straw work, pottery, and bamboo work are scattered throughout this scenically situated mountain village. Take a stroll through this popular tourist spot and see artisan craftsmanship and even experience making traditional craftworks originating in ancient Japan.

Basic Information
  • Location: 847 Sugawa, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma
  • Tel:+81-278-64-2210 (Horakukan: Takumi no Sato General Information Center)
  • Open: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (till 4:00 PM during early November to mid-March)
  • ▼Parking: Free (164 cars and 14 buses)
    ▼Features: Trails of stone paintings, cloisonne works, glass works, bells, bamboo works, carpentry, masks, straw works, pottery, Japanese paper etc.
    ▼Closed: January 1 (Except for the shop and the restaurant in Horaku-kan)
    * Closures may vary by workshop facility (Takumi House)
    ▼Fee: Vary according to trials
    *Reservation required for groups.
  • ▼Access
  • ・ Take the Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus from Platform 3 in front of the Jomo-Kogen Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen headed for Sarugakyo for about 20 minutes. Get off at Takumi no Sato.
    ・ About 20 minutes by car from Tsukiyono IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Website (Takumi no Sato): (Japanese)
Visitor experiences* The information below is quoted from that of TripAdvisor.
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