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Katana knife making and workshop tour in Kyoto Katana knife making and workshop tour in Kyoto

Katana knife making and
workshop tour in Kyoto



  • Learn about the history and appreciation of Japanese swords
  • Forge your very own small Katana knife with a friendly swordsmith.
  • You can engrave your name or favorite words on blade.


  • #1


    Traditional steel small knife making

    3.5 hours
    -Starting time
    9AM and 13PM
    -Up to
    4 people
    38,000JPY / person


  • #2


    Japanese-style survival knife making

    4 hours
    -Starting time
    8:30AM and 13PM
    -Up to
    4 people
    57,000JPY / person


  • #3


    One-day apprenticeship in authentic Tanto knife making

    1 day(12hours)
    -Starting time
    -Up to
    2 people
    658,000JPY~ / person


Things to know

About reservations
  • ・Reservations are accepted only through the reservation form on this page.
  • ・Advance reservation and pre-payment are required to participate in the experiences.
  • ・Our reservation desk is closed on weekends and Japanese national holidays.
  • ・If you do not receive a response within a week after submitting your reservation via the form, please contact us via email.
  • ・Reservations will not be accepted within one week of the reservation date.
  • ・The experience itself is offered in Japanese.
  • ・If you wish to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese sword culture through the experience, we highly recommend hiring an interpreter which we can arrange for you.
  • ・Interpreters are available in English and French.
  • ・#1 Traditional steel small knife making : knife with wooden box
  • ・#2 Japanese-style survival knife making : knife with leather sheath
  • ・#3 One-day apprenticeship in authentic Tanto knife making : knife with wooden sheath
Not included
  • ・Transportation
  • ・Meals
  • ・Shipping fee
  • ・Interpreter
Meeting/Finishing point
Masahiro sword forge
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Sample Itinerary of “Traditional steel small knife making”
08:30 JR Kameoka sta. / Take taxi to the studio
(about 30 minutes, 5000JPY)

Workshop starts

  • ・Learn about Katana from the smith
  • ・Forging, annealing, quenching, tempering and filing
    *You can engrave your favorite word on knife
12:30 Workshop finishes / Take taxi to the station
13:00 Arrive to JR Kameoka sta.

*The schedule is subject to change depending on the number of participants and circumstances.

About this website
  • ・This page is run by Woodland Kyoto.
  • ・We, Woodland Kyoto, are not concerned about reservations made through other websites such as expedia, Maikoya, etc.

Cancellation policy

Our cancellation charges are as follows:

  • ・10-8 days prior: 20%
  • ・7-2 days prior: 30%
  • ・the day prior: 50%
  • ・On the day; before the starting time : 50%
  • ・On the day; after the starting time / no-show: 100%


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Established in 2017 with funding from the Kyoto prefectural and municipal governments,
our mission is to share with the world the wonderful attractions of the mid-mountain region
adjacent to the famous city of Kyoto.

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