Sakai Knife Factory & Craft Walking Tour

Starts in SakaiAvailable Every Tuesday, ThursdayClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Explore the captivating legacy of Sakai on our Sakai Knife Factory & Craft Walking Tour. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history, from Emperor’s Mausoleums to its famed Japanese cooking knives. This one-of-a-kind experience offers a guided journey through local craftsmanship, including a visit to the prestigious “Yamawaki Hamono” Company, where you’ll witness the transformation of raw blades into exceptional handmade knives. Ideal for those seeking an authentic cultural encounter, this tour is a truly unique way to discover Sakai’s heritage.

Book now and embark on a remarkable journey that unveils Sakai’s historical gems and showcases the intricate art of knife-making. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to engage with local traditions and take home your very own piece of Sakai craftsmanship at an exclusive price.

Sakai Knife Factory & Craft Walking Tour Highlights

  1. Benefit from an immersive experience focused on Japanese ancient art and exclusive Sakai products
  2. Sample a traditional Cinnamon Mochi, a locally-favored and deliciously sweet delicacy
  3. Be led throughout the informative excursion by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide
  4. Participate in an interactive knife-sharpening workshop and opt to purchase the resulting products
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Sakai Knife Factory & Craft Walking Tour Itinerary

9:00 - Pick up in Sakai
  • Meet your guide at a centralized location in Sakai. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier at the meeting point
Guided Tour of a Knife Factory
  • Commence your journey at the "Nankai Sakai Station" East Exit, conveniently accessible from Namba by Nankai Train
  • Connect with your guide at the station and proceed to your first destination, where you'll begin by savoring the traditional local flavor of Cinnamon Mochi (Rice cake). Each guest will also enjoy a complimentary sweet
  • Embark on a visit to the Sakai City Craft Museum, uncovering the city's famous craft traditions and their historical significance
  • Experience an exclusive opportunity as you step inside the prestigious "Yamawaki Hamono" company, boasting a century of legacy. Witness the transformation of raw blades into exquisite handmade cooking knives at the sharpening station
  • Immerse yourself further by learning and practicing traditional sharpening techniques
  • Seize this one-off chance to personalize your own knives and purchase them at a lower price. You'll even witness their creation in real time, leaving you with a one-of-a-kind keepsake
12:00 - Drop off in Sakai
  • The tour ends at the original departure point
NB - all timings on Sakai Knife Factory & Craft Walking Tour are approximate
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Hand-picked expert tour guide
Sakai Knife & Craft Museum
Yamawaki Knife Company visit
Opportunity to purchase custom-made knives at a price only available during the tour
Japanese knife sharpening lesson
1 sweet Mochi per traveller
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes
Essential Information
If a large order of custom knives is made, it might take some time for all knives to be made. In this case, the guest would pay for the order, finish the tour and say goodbye to the guide, go for lunch, and come back after lunch to pick up the knives. The guide will leave the guests, and let them go for lunch anywhere they want. The guests will come back to the knife company on their own to pick up their order
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