Address: 7266-7 Takeocho Takeo, Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Kyushu-Okinawa, 843-0022, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located in the Takeo Onsen area of Takeo.
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      More time in ceramics country

      A travel blog entry by rbfromnj on Oct 23, 2014

      ... a 1 1/4 hour walk to Okawachiyama. Including the transfer time in Karatsu, the rail trip takes 2 1/2 hours each way, so it was a lot of travelling. I was glad I had researched the departure and arrival times of each train, and the names of all the stations along the way. These are rural train lines, with little in the way of English signage. Some stations have only one English station name ...


      A travel blog entry by rbfromnj on Oct 14, 2014

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      ... is a memorial to Ri Sam Pei, a Korean who was brought to Japan, perhaps not voluntarily. He helped the Japanese refine their ceramics skills, and in 1616, he discovered a kaolin deposit in Arita. Kaolin is an ingredient in porcelain, so he is considered responsible for the creation of the porcelain industry in Arita. There is a plaque at the base of the memorial, placed by the local Korean-Japanese Friendship Society, that recognizes ...

      Ceramics and Pottery

      A travel blog entry by tbugs1 on Oct 07, 2014

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      ... just next door. The pastries were nice for a change. Otherwise, there wasn’t really much at Tosu.

      There were a couple of water baths at the station. It was water from the natural springs so there was a slight sulfur smell. Takako asked if Lynne's rings were silver. When she said yes, Takako hurriedly asked Lynne to remove the rings and she ran off to the bathroom to rinse them off. Apparently, the ...

      Tia's private diary

      A travel blog entry by mhowitt on Apr 12, 2014

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      Dear private diary, This, is, the idiotness thing ever! We are on a tram, and I was picking my nose when I turned and Pat was shooting her head and did a tung thing I don't name it. Pat! Don't even think about it! 'Now' they're like talking about what just picking my nose. Excuse me! Your being mean! You just want to make yourself like a teaser! I am going to make yourself fired. Mu - hahahaha! Ok, ...

      Arita and nearby pottery towns

      A travel blog entry by rbfromnj on Oct 14, 2013

      2 comments, 177 photos

      ... in my key at the front desk a few minutes before the 10 a.m. deadline for hotel guests to scram so the cleaning crew can do their work, the desk clerk asked me something in Japanese I didn't understand, but I heard "Japan Times" somewhere in the sentence. I think he was letting me know that they had an English-language newspaper on the rack in the lobby after a lapse of a few days (maybe they ordered it just for me?), or asking me if ...