Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum
Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum was established on September 6, 1983, as a museum dedicated to swords. The museum is located at Osafune-cho in Setouchi City, which flourished as the center of sword-making in the Kamakura period and remains a place where quality swords are made. There are 16 swords on display in the first floor exhibit, and 23 swords in the second floor exhibit. In addition, the exhibit also includes accouterments, and information on the sword making process as well as sword polishing process.
- 966 Osafune, Osafune-cho, Setouchi City
- 7 minutes by taxi from JR Ako Line Osafune Station
- 9:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
- Closed on Mondays.
Closed on Tuesdays when Monday is a holiday.
Closed between December 28 and January 4, the following day of public holidays, when exhibitions are being replaced.
- General admission 500 yen; students 300 yen (high school and university);
junior high and younger free; seniors 400 yen (65 and older, with proof of age)
- All year
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