Seto Map

Seto, a Japanese city, is famous worldwide for its pottery and is also known as'Nihon Rokkoyo'. The city of Seto is located in the Aichi prefecture and is very near to the town of Nagoya.
The influence of pottery and ceramics are found in every nook and corner of the city and the 1300 year old history of pottery are evident in every part of this city. The city administration arranges a festival called'Setomono Matsuri' every year to popularize this ancient art. Everything in this city has grown around this pottery industry including a railway station. The soil near the city of Seto is ideal for the production of pottery and the close proximity to the forests give ample fuel to the producers.

Some of the places of visit in and around Seto are:
  • Fukagawa Shrine, Touhiko Shrine and Komainu
  • Seto Folk History Museum
  • Iwayado Park
  • Shinano Ceramic Center
  • Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum
  • Akazu-yaki Center

It is best to visit Seto during the pottery festival as the tourists during this time will be able to get the taste of original and varied Seto pottery items and even collect them at reasonable price. Seto chinaware which includes tea bowls is very famous worldwide apart from these animal figures and dolls are also made. Touso festival is held every year in April, in honor of Toshiro, an extraordinary ceramic artist. During this festival it is possible to see more than hundred samurais marching together.

The city of Seto got international fame when it hosted 2005 World Exposition which was a conference attended by delegates from around the world.

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Last Updated on: December 13th, 2017