Planning your trip to SETOUCHI



Visit the Sword Museum in Okayama

Visit the Sword Museum in Okayama

A must-see for sword lovers!

Observe the actual sword-making process by swordsmiths at a workshop in one of Japan’s premier sword production centers: Bizen Osafune Sword Museum, located in Setouchi City, Okayama.

The traditional folding and forging steps of the sword-making process are open to the public.
Witness 1,200 to 1,300-degrees-Celsius steel being pounded with a large hammer and folded in on itself to remove impurities. It is absolutely impressive!

Workshops are opened to the public on the second Sunday of every month.
(Please call and check)

◆Time Schedule:

Morning sessions
1) 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
2) 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Afternoon sessions
3)2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
4)2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
*Up to 15 people per session

​◆How to make a reservation:

Please make a request by phone.
Bizen Osafune Sword Museum (0869-66-7767)


Operating hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding closed days)



Born in Yokohama, and spent most of my school days in Tokyo.
Exchange student experience in the USA (in high school) and Thailand (after graduating from university).
Speak English, Thai and Japanese (of course).
Living in a tranquil island of the Shimanami Kaido.
”I would love to show you around this beautiful area of Setouchi! ”