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Tickets for Knife Sharpening Lesson in Osaka

Learn an age-old craft with this authentic slice of Japanese culture

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Duration: 2h 30min
Live guide: English, Japanese
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • See how world-famous Sakai knives are made with a guided tour of the Sakai Knife Museum and the Wada Shoten Knife Factory
  • Learn how to sharpen knives to the highest Sakai standard with professionals with over 60 years of experience
  • Leave with your very own Japanese knife, on which your name is inscribed in kanji/katakana

Description

There's a good reason why Sakai knives are known the world over. The laid-back port town of Sakai is just a subway ride from central Osaka and has been producing handmade knives for over 500 years.

This guided interactive tour of the Knife Museum and Factory shows you the painstaking process Sakai craftsmen go through to create knives used in professional kitchens around the globe.

Learn from professionals, have a go at sharpening knives, and leave with your own kanji-inscribed blade!

Ticket

What's included

Access to the Sakai Knife Museum
Access to the Wada Shoten Knife Factory
Learn how to sharpen knives from a professional
Choose one type of knife amongst Santoku knife (all-purpose), Petit knife (fruit knife), Deba knife (for dressing a fish), Yanagiba knife (for sashimi and sushi)
Get your own Japanese knife with your kanji name on it
Free use of traditional clothing during the lesson

What's not included

Food and drinks

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

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Sakai Station
3 Chome Ebisujimacho, Sakai Ward, 590-0985, Osaka
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Sakai Knife Museum
1 Chome-1-30 Zaimokuchonishi, 590-0941, Osaka
  • Meet your group in front of the eastern gate at Sakai Station (Nankai line)
  • Show your smartphone ticket to your guide there, who will be holding a board written "Sharpen Japanese Knives in Osaka"
  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of the tour
  • After the tour, your guide will take you to the Wada Shoten Knife Factory
  • Latecomers can go can directly to the Wada Shoten Knife Factory. The factory is located at 1-chōme-1-1 Shinmeichōhigashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka 590-0935. It's a 5-minute walk from the Knife Museum

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P
Feb 25, 2020
Good
I had a great time learning how to sharpen Japanese knives. The teachers and store owners were very friendly however didn’t speak any English. The lesson itself was a bit short and I came away...
I had a great time learning how to sharpen Japanese knives. The teachers and store owners were very friendly however didn’t speak any English. The lesson itself was a bit short and I came away without knowing the maintenance or how to look after the knife. There was a Japanese couple in the course and me, the Japanese couple got a lot more attention than I did which was a tad disappointing.
M
Jan 16, 2020
Excellent
informative and Enjoyable Most
T
Oct 21, 2019
Excellent
Sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ich hatte ein eigenes Messer dabei, das mir professionell und zudem kostenlos geschärft wurde.

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