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Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum

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Specialized museum for Japanese Swords! Behold the amazing sight of artisans forging steel.

This specialized museum for Japanese Swords, one of the few in Japan that still remain, can be found in Osafune-cho, a town renowned as a major sword production site since the Kamakura period (1185–1333). At the workshop and forge in the facility, you can see artisans making Japanese swords right in front of you, giving it enough popularity to draw Japanese sword fans from overseas.

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Street address

966 Osafune, Osafune-cho, Setouchi City

Access

  • 7 minutes by taxi from JR Ako Line Osafune Station

Opening Hours

9:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:30)

Closed

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.

Website

https://www.okayama-japan.jp/en/spot/1073

Best season

All year

Point

Once per month, visitors are able to view Koshiki Tanren, the process where tamahagane, steel made from iron sand, which is heated to 1200°C and then hammered to make a plate.

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