Blades & Legends: An Immersive Okuizumo Sword-Making Adventure

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Okuizumo: Sword-Making and Cultural Immersion Tour with Driver-Guide

Uncover the essence of Japanese craftsmanship with "Blades & Legends: An Immersive Okuizumo Sword-Making Adventure." This full-day tour from Sakaiminato Port provides a hands-on sword-making experience, authentic cuisine, and cultural insights. Interact with local artisans and immerse yourself in Okuizumo's rich heritage.

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Adult (13-99)
Child (3-12)
Infant (0-2)


  • Interactive Sword-Making: Strike heated Tamahagane steel under the guidance of a master swordsmith, immersing yourself in the ancient art of Japanese sword-making.
  • Local Cuisine: Delight in a traditional Japanese lunch at a local farm house, enjoying freshly prepared Soba noodles and Onigiri rice balls with regional flavors.
  • Cultural Immersion: Explore the Okuizumo Tatara & Katana Museum to learn about the iron-making process and the history of swordsmithing from local artisans.
  • Meet Local Artisans: Engage with craftsmen as you tour a Japanese knife smith's workshop, where you can purchase custom-made Japanese knives.


Prepare for an unforgettable adventure with “Blades & Legends: An Immersive Okuizumo Sword-Making Adventure.” Your journey begins at Sakaiminato Port, where a local guide, doubling as a captivating storyteller, will accompany you through picturesque landscapes to Okuizumo, sharing the region’s rich history along the way. At the Okuizumo Tatara & Katana Museum, you will be guided by Mr. Kobayashi Shunji, a revered local swordsmith, as he showcases the intricate process of forging a katana. Gain deeper insight into the artistry and legend of Japanese sword-making with your guide’s insightful commentary. Following this immersive experience, savor a traditional Japanese lunch at a local farmhouse, exchanging culinary secrets and stories with the family. Explore an iron-making heritage site and a Japanese knife smith’s workshop, where you can obtain personalized knives as souvenirs of your journey. This tour promises an unforgettable immersion into Okuizumo’s history, people, and craftsmanship, all under the guidance of a knowledgeable local storyteller, making each moment a captivating tale.


Day1 8:30 – 10:00 Depart from Sakaiminato to the Tatara & Sword Museum
10:00 – 10:15 Visit Haraguchi Rice Terraces
10:15 – 10:45 Explore the Tatara & Katana Museum.
10:45 – 11:15 Witness a Swordsmithing Demonstration.
11:45 – 13:30 Experience Soba Noodle Making and Onigiri Rice Ball making
14:00 – 14:30 Tour the Knife-Making Workshop and Observe Cutting Technique
14:30 – 16:00 Return journey from Okuizumo to Sakaiminato.


  • Price per person (tax incl.)

    2 people: ¥35,000 (JPY)
    3 people: ¥30,000 (JPY)
    4 people: ¥25,000 (JPY)
    5 People: ¥20,000 (JPY)
    6 people: ¥17,500 (JPY)

  • Meeting time and place

    15 minutes before the start time at Sakaiminato ferry terminal

  • Number of participants

    2 – 6 participants

  • Japanese Level


  • Language support

    English speaking guide


  • Round trip transportation from Sakaiminato to Okuizumo.
  • Admission to the Tatara & Katana Museum.
  • Swordsmithing demonstration.
  • Hands-on experience making Soba noodles and crafting Onigiri rice balls.
  • Tour of a knife-making workshop.


  • Personal purchases such as souvenirs or additional food and beverages

Other (Notes)

  • Please arrive at the designated meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking and participating in hands-on activities.
  • Bring any personal items you may need during the tour, such as sunscreen, a hat, and a reusable water bottle.
  • Inform your guide of any dietary restrictions or allergies before the tour begins.
  • Respect local customs and traditions during interactions with residents and at cultural sites.
  • Follow any instructions provided by the guide for your safety and the preservation of the environment.
  • Keep valuables secure and be mindful of your belongings throughout the tour.
  • If you have any questions or concerns during the tour, don’t hesitate to communicate with your guide.
  • Enjoy the experience and immerse yourself fully in the culture and activities offered during the tour!

Cancellation Policy for “Though Inaka” [Okuizumo: Sword-Making and Cultural Immersion Tour with Driver-Guide ]

(including 5% handling charge) for cancellations made within 7 days from the day before the start of the experience is as follows.

4 to 7 days before: 15%

Up to 3 days before: 25%

2 days before: 35%

The day before: 55%

The day of: 100% No-show: 100%


Special Notice:

Special Notice: Please be advised that this tour is a driver-guided tour. Your guide will also be serving as the driver throughout the excursion. While this offers a more intimate and personalized experience, it’s important to note that the guide’s primary focus will be on navigating and ensuring your safety during transportation.

Terms and Conditions: – Participants are responsible for their own safety during the tour. – The tour operator assumes no responsibility for accidents, injuries, or losses that may occur during the excursion. – Guests are advised to adhere to safety instructions provided by the guide. – Any damage caused to the vehicle or property during the tour will be the responsibility of the guest. – By participating in the tour, guests acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions.

Additionally, we highly recommend that all guests obtain comprehensive travel insurance coverage before embarking on the tour. This insurance can provide added protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

Travel planning and implementation

Tabikala Co., Ltd. 
Registered Travel Agency with the Governor of Shimane Prefecture: Region – 106 
Shimane Governor-registered travel service arrangement business: No. 5 – Other 


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