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Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience

by Travel Kyoto
per traveler Price is P8
Duration: 4h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, Japanese Offered in: English, Japanese

Highlights

  • 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

  • Special wooden box to take home & to display your handiwork

Highlights

  • 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

  • Special wooden box to take home & to display your handiwork

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1:00 PM, Tour in Japanese

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in Japanese.

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9:00 AM, Tour in Japanese

Duration 4h

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1:00 PM, Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience in English

Duration 4h

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9:00 AM, Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English.

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Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience

Activity Location

JR.Kameoka station

The driver will hold your booking name plate and wait at the ticket exit gate.

Kameoka

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 将大鍛刀場

    京都府亀岡市本梅町西加舎石敷32-1.

    Kameoka-shi 621-0255


Description

Forge your very own Japanese kogatana (small blade) with an artisan swordsmith. Learn about the traditional blade-forging process, which uses the same materials and 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 movies. At the end of your artisan crafting session, take home your very own kogatana to cherish forever.


Inclusions

  • Private kogatana-crafting experience with swordsmith

  • Materials & coal fee for sword-making

  • Wooden souvenir box

  • Please choice live commentary in English or Japanese


Exclusions

  • Taxi to forge place

  • English interpreter will be an option


Know Before You Book

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • For 1–4 people the experience will take approximately 4 hours. For 5–8 people the experience will take approximately 8 hours. Please choose the 9 AM start time if you are a group of more than 5 people.

  • Please kindly understand that the reservation might be asked for editing the date or the time as the limited participant numbers.

  • 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.

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


Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience ratings based on 63 Verified Reviews

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4.9 out of 5

5/5 Dec 16, 2019

This was a fantastic experience. Masahiro explained so much history around katana and his craft, and was a very thorough and encouraging teacher. We had an English translator who was also fantastic, and worked well with Masahiro to help us in making our knives. It was special being able to do this in a beautiful traditional Japanese home and forge in the countryside, and I would very highly recommend this activity to anyone interested in knives or swords!

5/5 Dec 1, 2019

The Katana foraging experience was a definite highlight of our trip. We loved learning about Japanese swords from our master sword maker and the English translation from Jean was fabulous. We then went to the master's workshop and made our own knifes! Truly incredible experience. The knives we brought home are beautiful and will always remind us of this amazing day!

5/5 Nov 8, 2019

One of the highlights of our trip! The Swordsmith was super friendly and explained (in English) the process very well. The village is adorable and very easy to find if you drive yourself out there. I'd definitely do it again.