expedia

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Japanese Knife Making on a Ranch in Hachioji, West Tokyo

By Voyagin

Features

Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation

Highlights

  • Learn the principles and techniques of craftsmanship

  • Make your own Japanese knife from start to finish

  • Visit the rural co-working space Yugimura Farm

  • Lunch on organic produce straight from the farm

  • Take home raw honey from the farm as an additional souvenir

Check Availability


About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Workshop

  • What's included

    Knife to take home

  • What's included

    Organic bento lunch

  • What's included

    Raw honey souvenir

  • What's excluded

    Transportation

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must have a consent form signed in order to participate.

  • This activity requires care at all times for your own safety; you will need to sign a disclaimer before starting.


What you can expect

Japanese knife making—one of the hottest trending activities for craftsy travelers! Head out to Hachioji and make your own knife from start to finish, on a full-day workshop held at a working ranch/co-working space in easy reach of downtown Tokyo.

Making Japanese knives by hand, for a precious, personalized souvenir has become something of a sleeper hit among craftsy travelers in Japan.

Most of these experiences take place in remote rural areas, but from summer 2019, Yugimura Farm in collaboration with Voyagin offer knife-making in Tokyo with an optional English interpreter.

Hachioji is a suburban area (technically a small city in its own right) just west of central Tokyo that can be reached by direct train from Shinjuku. A direct train on the Keio Line gets you out of the urban jungle to where the pace of life is little slower, and you can indulge in a full day of crafting in more natural surroundings.

Your host at the farm Naramoto Yoji will teach you everything you need to craft your own knife from start to finish, in this full-day workshop in Hachioji!

Location

Open map

Activity Location

  • Hachioji
  • Hachioji Tokyo

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Five minutes by taxi from Keio-horinouchi Station, about 40–50 minutes from Shinjuku
    • Keio-horinouchi station
    • Hachioji Tōkyō-to 192-0355

Supercharge your planning powers

Use the Expedia app to organize your entire trip and find mobile-exclusive deals on the go

Text yourself a download link

By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
Scan the QR code

Scan the QR code