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Hotaka Craft

If you walk along Nawate Street, you will come across a crowded little pottery shop popular with visitors and locals alike.
The original Hotaka Craft opened in front of Hotaka Train Station in 1981. The popular shop opened in a new local in 2001 and recently celebrated it’s 8th year on Nawate Street in Matsumoto.
Hotaka Craft boasts excellent service and many returning customers.

Fun Merchandise at Great Prices

The store is filled with various pottery and ceramics and, with a focus on goods for everyday use, Hotaka crafts are reasonably priced.
With a stock chosen for attention to detail, the wide array of hand-painted and stenciled goods make shopping fun. At any given time, there are between 500 – 600 pieces to choose from.
Recommended purchases include cups and bowls starting at 100yen. Handmade cups and rice bowls can be bought starting at 1000yen.

Also, don’t forget to check out the popular mug displays spilling out into the street. Our wide selection of mugs starts at the low price of 500yen.
Our store is perfect for any customer including locals and visitors searching for the perfect souvenir or just stopping in for a chat.

One loyal customer recently sent us a picture of a sake cup bought from us 15 years ago. He uses it every night to heat sake up in the microwave and have a warm drink before bed. Even after all this use, the cup remains in excellent condition. We enjoy such feedback and take great pride in the quality of our goods.
We invite you to come and enjoy searching for the perfect piece for you in a our vast stock of hand painted ceramics and pottery!

A message from the owners

Where do you recommend visiting in Matsumoto?
A: The Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum

A message to our customers:
Just remember, with better dishes comes better food!


Name Hotaka Craft (穂高クラフト)
Specialties Pottery
Location 4-3, Ote (Nawate Street, Japanese Map)
Tel 0263-39-2163
Website (Japanese)
Hours 10:00-19:00
Closed Open 7 days a week
Credit Cards Not accepted
Parking No
Access 15-minute walk from Matsumoto Station
5-minute walk from Ote Exit of Matsumoto Castle

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