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café & pottery Oto

At this "hagi pottery café," enjoy your beverage together with the sound of the river, in hagi pottery pieces created by young potters from Sonose, in Nagato City

At this café, visitors can enjoy a peaceful visit to Yumoto Onsen, while enjoying a view of the Otozure River as it gently flows by.
Enjoy home-roasted coffee, handmade fresh juice, and carefully crafted cheesecake in pottery pieces crafted by young potters in the nearly 400 year tradition of Hagi-yaki pottery, all within an old home, renovated by locals along the Nagato Yumoto Onsen's Otozure River.

The shop also displays the creations of young Hagi-yaki potters from Nagato's Sonose area. When people think of Hagi pottery, they typically think of rice bowls, but here you'll find displays of mugs, plates, coffee cups, chopstick rests, and other items that are easier to use in the day-to-day. Displays are held at irregular intervals, but are often changed by the young potters themselves. You may even find a piece you like that isn't available in the market.
The café also holds monthly events for flowers and food. Take a look at café& pottery Oto's Facebook page.
Access from Otani Sanso Approx. 8 minutes by car
Recommended by locals

We recommend trying the home-roasted coffee in a piece of Hagi pottery, said to offer a different sort of charm each time you use it.

・Coffee (Iced or hot) Otozure Blend …500 yen
With a sharp, raw flavor. A cup of this mature coffee has a fresh mint flavor.
・Raw Ginger Ale …450 yen (Tax incl.)

Address 1261-12 Fukawa Yumoto, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4103
Business/Opening Hours 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Holidays/Closed Days Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Website café & pottery Oto Facebook Page別ウィンドウ