Yamawaki Knife Company, Crafts, and Sweets
Sakai City has been a very famous place in Japan for many things, such as Emperor's Mausoleums, and Japanese cooking knives. Its history with the development of Business with other countries during the Edo and Meiji Period makes this city very special and unique. Our walking tour is very different from the Bike Tour as we focus on Japanese ancient Art such as cooking knives, Handmade Crafts, and local products only made and found in Sakai City.
The tour starts at the "Nankai Sakai Station" East Exit, Easy access from Namba by Nankai Train. There, you meet your guide and get to the first stop. Let's relax at the beginning with the traditional and local Cinnamon Mochi (Rice cake) shop, and one sweet included for each guest. Then, visit the Sakai City Craft Museum and discover what this city is famous for. Finally, get the privilege to step into the office of the highly respected "Yamawaki Hamono" Company, with over 100 years of history, where the raw blades arrive directly from the Blacksmith. Visit the Sharpening Station and the main office. Observe the blades being turned into proper handmade cooking knives. Learn and practice the traditional Sharpening technics so you will know how to take care of your knives, and get the chance to order your own customizable knives that you can watch being made in front of you.
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24 Hours Free Cancellation
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Tour Highlights :
Traditional Japanese Sweet Shop
Sakai City Craft Museum
Yamawaki Sharpening Station
Yamawaki Hamono Main Office
Blade Sharpening Demonstration & Lesson
Custommade Knife Order (Optional)
What you need to know before booking
One traditional Mochi (Japanese sweet)
Sakai Knife & Craft Museum
Yamawaki Knife Company Visit
Japanese Knife Sharpening Lesson
Custom Knife Order Assistance
(The Knife Customization is only possible during the experience)
14 〜 17 Years Old
up to 6 guests
￥ 8 000
￥ 6 000
￥ 55 000
￥ 8 000
Depending on how many knives our guests order and how busy the office staff is, you might have to come back later in the day to watch your knives being made and receive them. Possibility to get delivery too. Thank you for your understanding.
Due to the exceptional nature of this tour, we must adapt our schedule to the Yamawaki Company Direction. As a result, this tour is only available twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to respect the Company board's decision. We also might have to cancel or reschedule the booking if the company has a business or any business-related event and cannot welcome our guests on the day of the booking. Thank you for your understanding.
The meeting point is located at the Nankai Sakai Station, East Exit, in front of the Gates. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time, so your guide has time to check the guest list and give you the basic info needed before the tour starts. Thank you.