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Make a one-of-a-kind knife with your name on it at Swordsmith Kikyo Hayamitsu

This is a superb place to get a hands on experience of the traditional work of swordsmiths. The smith here in Hyogo Prefecture is certified by the Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs.
In this activity, you will mold the sword steel material into a knife by using a hammer, then create a unique blade pattern called a hamon by quenching and polishing it. A god of blacksmithing is even enshrined in the sword workshop.
Concentrating and put your heart and soul into this experience and you will get a real sense of the work of the swordsmith. As it will be a long activity, please follow the instructions and be very careful with the blades and flames.
The smith will engrave your name on the knife you made. Although the knife is small, it makes full use of the techniques of traditional sword forging. The knife will truly be one of a kind and will be a precious souvenir of your time here in Hyogo Prefecture.

per adult from




4 hours


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Knife and case to take home, light refreshments and drinks (sandwiches, coffee or water available)
    What's excluded :

  • One hour from Shin-Osaka on a bullet train or one hour from the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle, by car, is an area rich in nature. A swordsmith craftsman certified by the Agency of Cultural Affairs will welcome you and teach you carefully how to make a Samurai knife there. Also, the knife will have your name engraved on it. What a great way to remember your trip. You will be able to bring back the knife to your country in checked baggage.

  • Departure Point :
    桔梗隼光鍛刀場, Japan, 〒678-0091 Hyogo, Aioi, 矢野町 羅漢の里研修センター
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by RIELA Japan

Activity ID: V-258767P8

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