From ￥8 000
Sakai Knife Factory and Crafts
Time of Day
Approx 3 ~ 4 Hours
Morning 9 a.m Departure
AUTHENTIC JAPANESE ART TOUR
Book it before it gets too popular
KNIFE FACTORY, CRAFTS, AND SWEETS
Sakai City has been a very famous place in Japan for many things, such as Emperors 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 from Sakai City.
The tour starts at "JR Tennoji Station" in Osaka, where you meet your guide and get in the Tramway. Let's relax at the beginning with an old fashion sweet shop and one sweet of your choice included. Then, visit the Sakai City Craft Museum and discover what this city is famous for. Finally, get the privilege to step into a real knife factory, 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 with a professional and get the chance to order your own customizable knife that you can watch being made in front of you. Isn't it amazing?.... We sure think it is!
Tour Highlights :
Old Fashion Sweet Shop
Sakai City Craft Museum
Sharpening Technics Lesson
Custom made Knife Order (Optional)
What you need to know before booking
One traditional sweet at the shop
Visit of the Craft Museum
Full Visit of the Knife Factory
Knife Sharpening Lesson with a Professional
Youth ~19 Years Old
Private Tour up to 6 guests
￥ 8 000
Due to the very special dimension of this tour, we must adapt our schedule to the Knife Factory Direction. As a result, this tour is only available on Tuesday and Thursday morning for the moment. Thank you for your understanding, and our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
The meeting point is located at JR Tennoji Station (Osaka) "Park Side Gate" (in front of the "MIO Tennoji" Building). Please make sure to arrive at least 10 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.