Buying a knife in Japan? Go to Sekisihi - a world-famous cutlery site
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!
・Depending on the tour day. you can see a knife sharpening
・Admire Japanese swords and learn how to make them
・Purchase a kitchen knife according to your needs from a craftsman, with the help of your guide for translation
・Takeya: A shop selling Gohei mochi and Mitarashidango. It is a popular local shop, freshly made when ordered.
・Seki Blacksmithing Tradition Museum: 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.
・Noshusekisho Resthouse: Take a break in an old Seki style building. If you are looking to purchase gourmet Seki souvenirs, please purchase them here.
・Feather Museum: 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!
・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!
・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?
・Seki Zenkoji: Experience "manji Kaidanmeguri" inside the temple. Walk along the dark corridor, if you touch the key it is said your wishes will come true.
・Please wear confortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・Lunch (dinner) spot is included
・Tsuji-ya is closed on Mondays. Please note if other spots are also temporarily closed tour routes will be changed
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of Nagoya Station Central Exit (Central North Exit)