Private Tour - Visit the Origination of the Japanese Knife & Buy Cutlery!

1.5 hours by bus from Nagoya, it is Sekisihi that provides famous Japanese cutlery. It is also called 1 of the world’s 3 generations of cutlery production areas.
During the war, many swords were made here. Today, this technique is used and accepted all over the world as a blade that “does not break, bends and cuts well.” Although Japanese swords cannot be bought easily, they are highly regarded as works of art from their elaborate craftsmanship. In Seki, you can learn about the Japanese swords, see their beauty, know and learn about them.
The best part of the tour is that you can purchase a kitchen knife that suits your needs. If there is a craftsman, you may be able to see a knife sharpening!
* Duration: 7 to 8 hours
* Starts: Nagoya, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




1.5 hours by bus from Nagoya, it is Sekisihi that provides famous Japanese cutlery. It is also called 1 of the world’s 3 generations of cutlery production areas.
During the war, many swords were made here. Today, this technique is used and accepted all over the world as a blade that “does not break, bends and cuts well.” Although Japanese swords cannot be bought easily, they are highly regarded as works of art from their elaborate craftsmanship. In Seki, you can learn about the Japanese swords, see their beauty, know and learn about them.
The best part of the tour is that you can purchase a kitchen knife that suits your needs. If there is a craftsman, you may be able to see a knife sharpening!

Itinerary
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Stop At: (有)竹内製菓, 1-chōme-32 Honmachi, Seki, Gifu 501-3886, Japan

Takeya: A shop selling Gohei mochi and Mitarashidango. It is a popular local shop, freshly made when ordered.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Seki Blacksmithing Tradition Museum, 9-1 Minamikasugacho, Seki 0575-23-9922 Gifu Prefecture

Find out all about Seki’s swords here! Understand the manufacturing process to the history from the simple, easy to understand explanations. Take the opportunity to admire the many Japanese swords on display.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Noshusekisho Resthouse, 9-1 Minamikasugacho, Seki 501-3857 Gifu Prefecture

Take a break in an old Seki style building. If you are looking to purchase gourmet Seki souvenirs, please purchase them here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Feather Museum of Razor, 1-17 Hinodemachi, Seki 501-3873 Gifu Prefecture

The world’s first cutlery museum. Have you ever thought about the concept of “cutting”? You can experience many forms of cutting, including pressing, scraping, from the stone age to the future. It is a museum that is both enjoyable and educational for children!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hamonokaikan-Mae Station, 2 Chome Hinodemachi, Seki, Gifu 501-3873, Japan

Gifu Hamono Kaikan: A spot where you can purchase cutlery made in Seki including kitchen knives, scissors, and other kitchen goods! Please let your guide know what kind of knife you are looking for. In addition, you might be lucky to see a knife sharpening!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsujiya, Japan, 〒501-3886 岐阜県関市本町5丁目14

Tsujiya: A famous unagi (eel) store where many repeaters come even from out of the prefecture. The store is large with many seats, however, it is always busy at lunchtime. Why not try the long-established unagi store recommended by the locals?

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Sekizenkoji Temple – Sokyuji Temple, 35, Nishi, Hiyoshicho, Seki Gifu Prefecture

Experience “manji kaidanmeguri” inside the temple. Walk along the dark corridor, if you touch the key it is said your wishes will come true.

Duration: 20 minutes