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The city we'll visit is called "knife city Sakai," known for its knives from about 450 years ago, and still their skills are alive and improving. However, not many people don't know about how the professionals work for one knife together and their history. Even sharpening knives are not familiar with people. We'd like to share the wonderful Sakai knives with you, and how to sharpen them. Let us make your trip to Japan a bit more interesting and fascinating.
Enjoy local fish market and freshly caught fish near Kansai International Airport. We will visit a local fish market on this tour. You will enjoy a lively atmosphere and the hustle and bustle of the market. If you are lucky, we can enjoy watching an auction site where the price of freshly caught fish will be set. This tour also includes fresh seafood lunch and strolling around Sano-machiba town with a local guide. The town was once prospered as a hub for cargo vessel industry. After the enforcement of National Isolation by Tokugawa Shogunate government in the 1600s, the center of Japan’s economy was the western region, current Osaka, and Kyoto. Foods and commodities were transported to Edo (current Tokyo) through both land route and sea route. Current gateway to the sky was once gateway to the sea. The town still remains the landscape from the old days. Explore the town with an experienced guide. Enjoy our 4-hour tour!
Having flourished as the city of merchants, Sakai city has a lot of traditional crafts, especially kitchen knives are so famous that it is said that all the cooks have at least one of those knives.
There are many fans from all over the world who come to buy Japanese kitchen knives, and you will surely find your favorite one in Sakai city among many famous shops! On this tour, your otomo guide will support you and translate what the craftsmen say so that you can find your best one!
You will also visit a neighbourhood with traditional houses which are more than 100 years old and a historical building that represents the Japanese architecture!
Don’t forget to book your tour!