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Toho Village


Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature, Koisiwara district, pottery industry

representative of Kyushu. Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people in

Fukuoka-prefecture, and is located north side of Asakura-city. The Village consist of Hoshuyama

district and Koishiwara district. On July 5, 2017, the heavy rain disaster occurred in the northern

part of Kyushu, and Toho Village, both Hoshuyama and Koishiwara districts also suffered

great damages. Even, it takes a little time to return to previous conditions, you can enjoy

your journey here. 



Hoshuyama district



Koishiwara district


Koishiwara-yaki pittery

A type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara. The history dates back to the 17th century,

when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707) invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture

to Fukuoka.



Furnace for pottery


Featured Pottery, Takatori-yaki Hachizan


Featured Pottery, Koisiwara-yaki Tsurumi Pottery


Lodge in the Ponta no mori (Ponta forest)


Gyoja sugi

The big Cedar, called Gyoja sugi, literary meaning is Religious Trainee Cedar planted more

than 600 years ago. Circumference length : 8.3 metre, height : 52 metre.











Pottery experience at Koishiwara 

Make your own original Koishiwara-yaki pottery. Try your hand at making the famous local

Koishiwara-yaki pottery at Ota-gama pottery, by learning how to create your own piece of

Koishiwara-yaki pottery.




General information


Village hall ; 6425 Oaza-Hoshuyama, Asakura-gun, Fukuoka-prefecture


70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 2,000   population density : 39 / km2 


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