This is how the beautiful form of the Japanese sword is created.

Seki City, Gifu, is famous for blade production using traditional Japanese sword making techniques handed down. On open house days, you can see the sword making performances guided by sword makers explaining each process by themselves so that you may find the secret why Japanese swords are so sharp and hard to break or bend, with beautiful patterns appearing on the blade.
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Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum
9-1 Minami-Kasuga-cho, Seki-shi, Gifu, 501-3857
9:00 AM to~4:30 PM
Tuesdays and the days following national holidays (open if they fall on national holidays)
Directions from Chubu Centrair International Airport
1 hour from Tokyo International Airport to Chubu Centrair International Airport 1 hour 10 minutes from Narita International Airport to Chubu Centrair International Airport 2 hours 10 minutes from Naha Airport to Chubu Centrair International Airport 1 hour 45 minutes from New Chitose Airport to Chubu Centrair International Airport 1 hour 20 minutes from Fukuoka Airport to Chubu Centrair International Airport
28 minutes by Meitetsu express train from Chubu Centrair International Airport to Meitetsu Nagoya Station 1 hour 26 minutes by bus from Nagoya Station to Asakurayama Koen-mae 8 minutes' walk from Asakurayama Koen-mae to Seki Traditional Swordsmith Museum
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