This area is famous as the manufacturing site for Imari ware, porcelain that has been popular even outside of Japan. The popular bridge that has been ornamented with porcelain is also something only seen in Imari. You can have lunch in the area around the station before touring the pottery village.
Imari ware has a history going back more than 400 years. With its manufacturing methods thoroughly managed by the ruling clan, the village of Okawachiyama was kept secret for many years. In this natural mountainous village, there are up to 30 brick kilns and it is a place where you can enjoy that unique atmosphere of an Imari ware village.
You can view old kilns and the restored pottery workshops among other attractions in the park. In addition, you can enjoy a walk on the mountain trail while viewing cultural assets associated with Imari ware such as the Meotoshi Tower consisting of 14 Imari ware wind chimes.