Sharpen Japanese Knives in Osaka

Learn how to sharpen knives form the experts and get your own Japanese knife with your Kanji name on it.

About this experience

※If there is no opened dates you want, please contact us.

Sakai city is famous as an industrial city, especially for Sakai knives. As many people know that Samurai sword is the sharpest in the world, Sakai's kitchen knives are also super sharp. This tour shows you why it's so sharp and how they are made. You'll learn how to sharpen knives from professionals who work for sharpening knives 60 years and fitting handles for 80 years and get your own Japanese knife in the end of this tour. You can get your knife with your name on it in Japanese (Kanji / Katakana). If you don't have your name in Japanese, we'll make for you.

【Choose one type of knife from below】
#1. Santoku knife(all-purpose)
#2. Petit knife(fruits knife)
#3. Deba knife(for dressing a fish)
#4. Yanagiba knife(for sashimi and sushi)

【Other cautions】
※ Lefthand users pay ¥3,500 extra for knife #3 and #4 to the factory on site to make a left-handed knife

Location details

We'll meet up in front of the East gate at Sakai station of Nankai line.
Walk to the knife museum, which has over 1,000 knives, and learn how the knives are made. Then we'll head to a knife factory to learn how to sharpen knives from a professional and actually sharpen a Japanese knife which you choose. Also fit a handle to the blade by yourself.

Additional information

・If there is no opened dates you want, please contact us.
・Children must be accompanied by an adult.
・Infant are free
・Wheelchair not accessible
・Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately