Plan ID
: 25182
25182

【Kochi・Shimanto】 The essence of Japanese craftsmanship! Forge Your Own Knife Experience!

Etc. included in the price
  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Solo participant
  • Children welcome
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
    1~4
  • Participating age
    0Age ~
  • Duration
    Over 6 hours on the day
Plan description

Enjoy traditional handcrafting experience at blacksmith's.
As we are living in a society where people are more and more focused on digital technology, blacksmith's skills and techniques seem to be disappearing from our lives.
The Tatara Steel Manufacturing & Forging Workshop located on the Shimanto riverside offers knife forging experience.

Making knives in a traditional way

In this experience you will learn special techniques to forge your own knife, which can be either a kitchen knife or a paper knife.​ ​

Your knife would make the perfect gift or a travel souvenir and you can carve your name on it.​ ​

Our expert blacksmith can speak English and he will oversee your work, carefully guiding you through the processes of forging and polishing your knife.

Shimanto's beautiful nature

Our workshop is located in Kuchiyanai village near the Shimanto river and after knife-making experience you can go and relax on the riverside.

If you are lucky you may see wild animals such as deer, boars and monkeys. Sometimes the best you can do is to escape to the nature and enjoy new experiences.​ ​

About fees

Basic fee

※The list price includes tax.
※The above price is a basic fee.
※Fees may vary depending on schedule, please check the fee displayed after selecting the date.

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~4
    About duration
    Over 6 hours on the day
    About 8 hours
    Operating period All year round
    Assembly time 9:00
    Booking deadline until 23:59 the day before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking
    Locker

    Dress code - Must bring items Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and bring your own lunch.
    About rental items All necessary items (work clothes, protective glasses, etc.) are included in the price.

    Matters require attention ・During summer period (June~September), please bring enough drinks.
    ・Depending on the number of participants or designs we may deliver your knife at a later date.

    Access - Map

    〒787-1324 Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture Nishitosaguchi Indoor Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture Kuchi-Yanai Tennozan 944
    Assembly point

    Kurogane workshop

    If you arrive by car

    About 3 hours by car from Kochi City, Kochi Ryoma Airport (about 150 km)

    About 30 minutes by car from Shimanto city center (about 25 km)

    If you arrive by train

    Take the express train 'Shimanto' from Kochi Station or Takamatsu Station and get off at Nakamura Station.

    From Nakamura Station take bus bound for Ekawasaki Station and get off at Kuchiyanai, walk about 15 minutes.

    If you arrive by other means of transportation


    From Nakamura station: 6:41 am / 12:45 pm / 16:18 pm

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