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Highlights

  •   Mino-Washi Museum
  •   Mino-Washi Akari Art Gallery
  •   Former Imaike Residence ( Mino Museum)
  •   Kosaka Residence (National Important Cultural Property)
  •   Seki Traditional Sword Smith MUseum
  •   Gifu Cutkery Hall(or Cutler shop SANSHU )

Information

City Gifu
Meeting Point At JR Gifu Station
Ending Point At JR Gifu Station
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 4
Booking
8h
When?

People

44.00 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

additional charge in case of only 1 person tour. 26.40 USD

What to Expect

Mino is a very small castle-town surrounded by mountains. However, Mino is also one of the hometowns of the traditional Japanese hand-made paper“WASHI”. It was registered as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2014. You can not only see goods and works of art made from WASHI but also see how it is made as well. If you want, why not try your hand on at making 'Washi' yourself on the spot? Moreover, you could enjoy strolling around the traditional housing area which includes some excellent souvenir shops and local restaurants. I promise you will find and experience traditional Japan by exploring this cozy old town.
Seki is famous for being the capital of samurai sword manufacturing in this area since 14th century. You can see an authentic sword-hammering performance in the Seki Traditional Sword Smith Museum on first Sunday in March,April,June and November. You can also see a performance of 'Iai-giri',slicing through bamboo with a Japanese sword(free of charge). Today,Seki is known for high-quality knives and cutlery. Some shops sell them for cheaper prices than other department stores around Japan.

(itinerary)
・JR Gifu Station(starting point) 9:00
・Mino-Washi Museum 9:40~10:40
・Mino-Washi Akari Art Gallery 11:00~11:30
(lunch 11:30~12:30)
・Former Imaike Residence ( Mino Museum) 12:30~13:00
・Kosaka Residence (National Importance Cultural Property) 13:30~14:00
・Seki Traditional Sword Smith MUseum 14:30~15:30
・Gifu Cutkery Hall(or Cutler shop SANSHU ) 15:40~16:20
・JR Gifu Station 17:00


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee
entrance feeincluding guide for guide and guests (Mino-Washi Museum 500yen, Mino-Washi Akari Art Gallery 200yen, Former Imaike Residence 300yen ,Seki Traditional Sword Smith Museum 200yen)
lunch and beverages

Important

The tour price 5000 yen is only applied for a group of 2 and over persons. If the participant is only one person, you have to pay additional charge 3000yen. Please check etras.

Extras (optional)

additional charge in case of only 1 person tour. 26.40 USD

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Reviews

Helen Helen
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Sweden

“ Wonderful tour! ”

We had an unforgettable tour with this wonderful guide! Very active and engaged, easy to understand and knowledgeable. Took us around to many quaint places and interesting meetings with people. Highly recommended guide!

TETSUJI:
I can't thank you enough for your appreciation of me. All your words are a great benefit to help me welcome new guests. I am looking forward to meeting you again.

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