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Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience

By Travel Kyoto
Price is AU$227per traveller


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  • 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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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private kogatana-crafting experience with swordsmith

  • What's included

    Materials & coal fee for sword-making

  • What's included

    Wooden souvenir box

  • What's included

    Please choice live commentary in English or Japanese

  • What's excluded

    Taxi to forge place

  • What's excluded

    English interpreter will be an option

Know before you book

  • Children aged 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 transport to forge place. Which take 20 minute.

What you can expect

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 films. At the end of your artisan crafting session, take home your very own kogatana to cherish forever.


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Activity Location

  • JR.Kameoka station
  • The driver will hold your booking name plate and wait at the ticket exit gate.
  • Kameoka Kyoto

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 Kyōto-fu 621-0255

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