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Miho Museum & Shigaraki Pottery Town Private tour (1-4 seater)

Miho Museum & Shigaraki Pottery Town Private tour (1-4 seater)


*This Private tour (1-4 seater) is priced from $168 per person. Pricing variation is listed below.


Tour Feature

Miho Museum was opened in 1997 in a secluded forest in Shiga prefecture. Mihoko Koyama (1910 - 2003), the founder of the museum started collecting arts to fulfill her vision of promoting beauty, peace and joy through arts. Beautiful landscapes and buildings that are artistically designed by an American architect I.M. Pei (1917 - 2019), who also designed a glass pyramid at Louvre Museum in Paris. His concept of the Miho Museum is to create " A Real-World Shangri-La". The museum is famous for its wide range collection of Japanese art, along with ancient art from all over the world which includes Egypt, Greece, Rome, Western Asia, Southern Asia and China.


Shigaraki pottery town is located in the southern part of Shiga prefecture. Shigaraki ware is a type of stoneware pottery made in Shigaraki area. The kiln is one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan. Figures representing the Tanuki (Japanese racoon dog) are a popular product included as Shigaraki ware.


Otsu Service Area is a rest area along the expressways. At a service area in Japan, you can buy souvenirs and enjoy local food made with local ingredients.


Miho Museum and

Shigaraki Pottery Town Itinerary

Time Tour Schedule
9:30 Depart from hotel in Kyoto
10:30 Arrive at Miho Museum
10:30〜13:30 Visit and Lunch at Miho Museum
13:30 Depart from Miho Museum
13:45 Arrive at Shigaraki Pottery Village
14:00 Enjoy break at Climbing Klin Cafe*
15:30 Depart from Shigaraki Pottery Village
16:00〜16:20 Short break at Otsu Service area
17:00〜17:30 Return at Hotel in Kytoto

* Option available : Painting experience at Shigaraki Pottery Village ($10). Advance reservation needed.



Pricing Variations


Vehicle Type Number of Guests Price
Sedan 1 $588
Sedan 2 $318
Sedan 3 $218
Sedan 4 $168
Minivan 1 $588
Minivan 2 $318
Minivan 3 $218
Minivan 4 $168
Minivan 5 $148
Luxury Van 4 $218
Luxury Van 5 $178
Luxury Van 6 $158
Luxury Van 7 $138
Full Size Van 4 $218
Full Size Van 5 $178
Full Size Van 6 $158
Full Size Van 7 $138
Full Size Van 8 $128
Full Size Van 9 $118



Departure Dates:

Jun. 20, 2020 - Dec.13, 2020 : Every Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Aug.10, Sep.21, Nov.23

(Exception : No tours operated on Aug.11, Sep.23, Nov.24 )



Minimum Number of Participant(s): 1

Tour Guide : Not included (English speaking driver will take you to locations included in the tour)

Tour Pick-up Locations: Most hotels in the central part of Kyoto City. Pick-up time may vary by hotel location.

Child Discount : Children between 6 and 15 years get $ 10 discount. Children up to 5 years old may join free of charge, but the maximum number of free children may be limited by the number of adult participants.

Tour Deviation: In the event tour participants request deviation from the tour, or end the tour during the tour, or head back to hotel during the tour, the driver may or may not be able to take you to the location where the participant requests. In such cases, no full or partial refund will be made. Tour ending time cannot be extended in any cases.



Photo Credit
Miho Museum : Photo Courtesy MIHO MUSEUM


Shigaraki photes :
Photo Courtesy(公社)びわこビジターズビューロー (Biwako Visitors Bureau)




  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy :

    Time of Cancellation Cancellation Charges
    No show/Cancellation after the tour has left 100%
    The day of the tour (before start time) 100%
    7 days to 1 day before the tour 100%
    14 days to 8 days before the day of the tour 50%
    15 days or more (Fee will be applied after payment) $25 per person
  • Remarks

    Pricing and Inclusions: Quoted Tour prices are per person. Prices include entrance fees, and transportation with English-speaking driver. The driver will not guide at each sightseeing place. Prices also include programming, planning and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes in effect at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change Tour prices to cover changing costs, tariffs, taxes. Breakdown in the price of the tour or its parts are not available. Unless mentioned by our agent at the time of inquiry, the prices shown are the prices you will be charged.

  • Exclusions

    Quoted Tour prices exclude trip insurance, transportation to tour pick-up location (if needed), food and beverage (lunch and snacks during cafe time are not included), personal expenses such as buying souvenirs, and optional activities at visiting locations (which are subject to availability).

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