Private Japanese Knife Forging Experience in One Day

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  • Creation of a small knife under the watchful eye of a master

  • Usage of the same process & materials as a traditional sword

  • Visit to only remaining sword forge & swordsmith in Kyoto

  • Perfect souvenir to take home, made with your own hands

  • Able to take home & to display your handiwork

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private Japanese knife-crafting experience with swordsmith

  • What's included

    Materials & coal fee for sword-making

  • What's included

    4 colours sheaths to be choosen, made out of leather

  • What's included

    Live commentary provided in Japanese

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport from JR.Kameoka station to Sword forge.

  • What's excluded

    English-speaking interpreter

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 9 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 4 people.

  • For 1–4 people the experience will take approximately 8 hours.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off options are available for an additional surcharge and can be negotiated with the supplier after booking.

  • This activity begins at in Kameoka, which is approximately 1 hour away from central Kyoto. Detailed address and map will be provided upon confirmation. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Additional fee for English interpreter.

  • For booking guests only. Unauthorized persons are prohibited. We ask for entrance fee

  • From JR.Kameoka station only taxi is transport to forge place. Which take 20 minute.

What you can expect

Forge your very own Japanese Knife (Total Length : 30cm Blade Length : 14cm) by 2 kinds of layer hard and soft irons with an artisan swordsmith. Learn about the traditional blade-forging process, which uses the same techniques as a full-size katana. At the end of the experience, take the beautiful product of your creation home with you.

Meet your friendly and knowledgeable swordsmith at the forge, and begin your hands-on smithing lesson. Begin to work away at transforming raw metal into a delicate instrument of your design as the expert swordsmith guides the process with a steady hand.

Pick up a wealth of knowledge on the traditional craft, including the precise nature of the materials and how the process scales up when producing a full-sized Japanese sword. In between sweaty forging sessions, marvel at the natural beauty of the Kameoka region, which has served as a filming site for many Japanese films. At the end of your artisan crafting session, take home your very own Japanese knife to cherish forever.


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Activity Location

  • Masahiro Tantojo
  • Ishishiki-32-1 Honmechō Nishikaya
  • Kameoka-shi Kyōto-fu 621-0255

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Masahiro Tantojo
    • Ishishiki-32-1 Honmechō Nishikaya,
    • Kameoka-shi Kyōto-fu 621-0255