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Seto is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 129,976 and a population density of 1,170 persons per km². The total area was 111.61sqkm. It is located about 35 minutes from Nagoya by way of the Meitetsu Seto Line.GeographySeto is located in the hilly northern region of Aichi Prefecture, bordering Gifu Prefecture. In English, the name of Seto translates to "the place where the river runs quickly." However, while there is a river in Seto, it is neither significantly large nor quick-moving. The city of Seto is famous for its pottery and ceramics, so much so that the generic word for ceramics in Japanese is setomono. The main street along the river is lined with dozens of pottery shops. Every third Saturday and Sunday in September, there is a very large pottery festival called Setomono Matsuri (瀬戸物祭り) This festival attracts about 20,000 visitors from around Japan and abroad every year.Surrounding municipalitiesAichi Prefecture Moriyama-ku, NagoyaKasugaiOwariasahiToyotaNagakuteGifu Prefecture TokiTajimi Seto is in Aichi Prefecture. Our Japan trip maker combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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