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Meet with World-Famous Swordsmith Craftsman in Tokyo

Shinagawa, Japan
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sharpen your knowledge of Japanese sword-making during this 2-hour lesson with a world-famous swordsmith craftsman in Tokyo. Learn from the best as you visit the studio of this master artisan, whose works are on display on the Metropolitan Art Museum and Boston Art Museum, getting new insight into process of designing these beautiful and deadly weapons.
  • Discover the longstanding art of Japanese sword making in the studio of a master artisan
  • Get an in-depth look at the workshop of professional sword maker, one of less than 30 in all of Japan
  • See the amazing creations of a craftsman whose work is on display in major museums around the world
  • Learn about the culture and traditions attached to Japanese swords
  • Great way to learn about Japan's traditional culture
Hotel pickup
English-speaking guide/Interpreter
Hosted by the swordsmith craftsman
Transportation fee to/from meeting point
Food and beverage
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel in Tokyo

Departure Time

9:30 am or 2:00 pm

Return Details

Tour concludes at the studio
Start the excursion with a pickup from your Tokyo hotel. Your departure time will depend on if you’ve selected the morning or afternoon trip option. Proceed to the studio of this world-famous Japanese swordsmith for an in-depth look at the art and design of this historic blades.

During your visit, you’ll get an insider’s tour of the workshop of this expert samurai sword artisan (one of less than 30 professionals in all of Japan), observing the meticulous detail and craftsmanship that goes into each sword.

As you explore the workshop, you’ll also learn about the symbolic importance of samurai swords in Japanese culture. Traditionally, these artfully-crafted weapons were not only used in battle, but also as ‘amulets’ that protected their owners from harm. The many years of training that go into teaching a swordsmith is reflected in the high value attached to them in contemporary Japanese culture, with many fetching prices of more than 4 million Japanese Yen.

Once you’ve had your fill of the studio and interacting with the swordmaker, you’ll make your own way back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beauty of Japan
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking
  • The studio is closed from middle of July to the end of August, 2016
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Beauty of Japan

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What is the maximum group size during Meet with World-Famous Swordsmith Craftsman in Tokyo?
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This activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers.

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