You are looking for a place to relax while enjoying nature but don’t want to miss out on culture?
Yohzangama (庸山窯) is the place you are looking for!
Yohzangama is a wonderful ceramic studio and café located on the top of a hill with a beautiful view on the mountains. As the southern-most ceramic studio in Kyushu, it is well-loved by the locals, but also by art-lovers from all across Japan.
In winter you can warm up by the fire and enjoy the cozy atmosphere whereas in summer you can enjoy a drink in the shadow on the lovely terrace outside. Two horses, Polka and Jane, roam the extensive lush green surrounding the café.
The owner, Mr. Kawaji, is a ceramic artist. You may purchase your favorite brooch, plate or cup from among his creations.
Or you can choose a raw piece and paint it yourself – a unique souvenir from Japan! You choose among the pieces available (cups, mugs, plates), make your own drawing, then Mr. Kawaji will bake your piece and send it to you!
The wonderful atmosphere of this café and the chance to create your own ceramic artwork make for a great experience. As you can paint either outside or inside, this activity is also perfect for colder weather and rainy days.
If you speak any Japanese, Mr. Kawaji will happily tell you anything about ceramics that you would like to know. But even without any Japanese, you will learn the basic techniques to create stunning artwork on unique tableware that you can cherish as a keepsake to bring the happy memories from your trip to Kyushu to life or to present it to a loved one. Either way, the experience is wonderful and the memory will stick with you. That, we can promise!
Address: 宮崎県小林市細野 5740-478 → Miyazaki-ken, Kobayashi-shi, Hosono 5740-478
Phone number: 0984-25-0144