Seki, a town of cutlery and knives, visit knife museums and factory, buy a Japanese traditional kitchen knife
Seki, a town known for the manufacture of cutlery and knives, is located in south-central Gifu Prefecture. It inherits the tradition of swordsmith techniques that started in Kamakura period (12-14th centuries). During the Sengoku period (16th century), “Magoroku Kanemoto II” succeeded in forming a robust sword by applying unique swordsmith techniques. The brilliant traditional method was passed down to younger generations, thus today Seki has become a well-known production site of knives and blades.
We are offering guided private tour of Seki City from Nagoya and around.
Sample itinerary (itinerary will be customized for each of you)
08:30 Depart from Nagoya Station (those who start from Nagoya)
10:14 Arrive at Hamonokaikanmae Station (Seki City)
10:30 Visit Seki Sword Tradition Museum * 5 minutes walk from station
13:00 Visit Gifu Cutlery Hall
Enjoy shopping and Blade sharpening experience
14:00 Visit cutlery factory (Fujitake) * 5 minutes walk from Gifu Cutlery Hall
15:54 Depart from Hamonokaikanmae Station
18:11 Arrive at Nagoya Station
Guide fee for above trip is from 25,000 yen. You need to pay for entrance fees and meals for you and our guide during the tour. If you prefer using car, we are pleased to arrange for you.So please do not hesitate to contact us.
Seki Sword Tradition Museum
The museum shows videos, records and materials, and exhibits to introduce the traditional skills and techniques of swordsmith that have been inherited.
Open from 9:00 to 16:30. Closed on Tuesdays and the day after public holidays. Admission: 200 yen for adult, 100 yen for child.
Gifu Cutlery Hall
Over 2,000 pieces of kitchen knives, scissors, knives, nail cutters and imitation swords are for sale at around 20% discounted price from the market value.
Open from 9:00 to 17:00. Closed during year-end and New Year holidays.
Cutlery factory tour
Many of the cutlery factories in Seki city welcome people to enjoy a factory tour. Each factory is different and has its unique points. Hasegawa Cutlery specializes in scissors, while Fujitake mainly manufacturers kitchen knives, and Marusyo Industry produces various kinds of cutlery. You can get to see different processes operated by cutlery professionals. Factory visits require reservation well ahead of your visits. So please consult us if you like.
If you are interested in our private guided tour,we are pleased to make a quotation for you. Please feel free to contact us!!
Mode of payment
Payment can be made by online credit card payment system. We accept VISA or MASTER.
Customers may pay the part of amount as a deposit to secure the reservation. Basically customers are requested to pay all amount prior to the day of the tour.
Customize tour for you
Above itinerary and price are just an example. You can customize your own tour. We are pleased to provide your accommodations or meals according to your request. Please tell us your needs and interests.
Fun Lead International Co., Ltd. (travel agency registered in Gifu Prefecture)
Fun Trip Japan