Discover Arita

Arita city is mostly famous for its porcelain: home to the largest ceramic fair in Western Japan, a workshop to learn about porcelain, as well as a museum dedicated to the history of porcelain in the city. Apart from that, the city also offers some beautiful temples and interesting views. 

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Getting around in Arita

The easiest way to get around in Arita is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation.
Though, since Arita is located quite rurally, it is best to rent a car ahead from one of the bigger destinations close by. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Arita

Nearest Airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Kyushu Saga International Airport.

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

 

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How long to stay in Arita

We recommend staying in Arita for about one day. 
 

Seasonal information

Hiking:
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Hotels in Arita

Flights to Arita

Nearest Airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Kyushu Saga International Airport.

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Day trips from Arita

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Travel time:

Distance, km: 12.80

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Distance, km: 29.70

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The Yanagawa Canals are the main point of interest here and a great way to get around and explore the city.

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Distance, km: 48.09

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Distance, km: 49.93

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Distance, km: 60.28

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Distance, km: 65.26

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Distance, km: 69.65

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