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Bizen Osafune Token Village

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Only for sword lovers.

I came on a Saturday afternoon and all the workshops were closed for some reason which was kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Osaka, Japan
Wonderful place at festival time

In a seat-back pocket in a taxi, I happened to find information about the annual Bizen Festival. As... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came on a Saturday afternoon and all the workshops were closed for some reason which was kind of a bummer. If you're (really) into Japanese swords then you'll love this place. If not, you'll probably find it rather boring. The museum is just literally...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

In a seat-back pocket in a taxi, I happened to find information about the annual Bizen Festival. As it happened to be the next weekend, and we happened to have visitors coming, we included it in our plans. I was neber a great fan of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Its a great place to see if your intersted in nihon to. The museum contains some important koto swords but is as small as the one in Tokyo. Great to meet masters on the subject, forging, saya, tsuka maki. rich souvenir shop with lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Tudor C
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

I'm a potter who seeks anything pottery related on our travels. However, even for non-potters, just people interested in the country life and who have respect for art and culture, this is an absolute must. The little station coffee shop (the first thing you see...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed December 23, 2015

We went on a Wednesday and were able to see a craftsman working steel in the sword forge, as well as some other craftsmen working on metal work & engraving and blade sharpening. If you don't mind walking to the studio rather than catching a...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank BrizzyFifi
Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are at all interested in Japanese swords this is the place to be. We visited the museum and the token gallery. People are extremely friendly and very nice place to visit

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank BayTraveler00
Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you are into the art behind the Japanese sword, then this is the place to go! There are displays of many art swords in the museum section, but definitely the workshops in the village are amazing. If you go on a Sunday, you will...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank retrojects
Reviewed July 28, 2013

It was very interesting to learn about the making of Japanese swords. Fortunately we had a tour guide who was able to explain most things since the museum guide spoke very little English. The swords there were absolutely amazing and well worth the trip. It...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank RjessMMM
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