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Intangible Cultural Heritage hand-made paper MINO-WASHI and traditional samurai-swords in SEKI

by TETSUJI
(3) Reviews
8h $ 70 per person

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 )
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70.40 USD

total price
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additional charge in case of only 1 person tour.
$ 26.40

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

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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 )

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.

City Gifu

Meeting Point At JR Gifu Station

Ending Point At JR Gifu Station

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 4   Flexible
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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I have to pay as the transportation fee?

Since I use my car all the way, you don't have to pay at all.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

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National Certified Guide

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I worked as a public servant in the local government for 35 years. I belonged to the department of Redevelopment, Town-Landscaping and Architectural Guidance. (I have a national 1st-class architect license.) I devoted myself to revitalizing the city by making plans and improving infrastructure for citizens.
Gifu is located in central Japan near Nagoya. There are many unique tourist points to discover that are hard to find in hectic big cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. I had a hand in restoring and preserving many of them throughout my career and want to introduce them to tourists from abroad. That’s why I became a guide-interpreter in Gifu.
I also enjoyed traveling around the world. My favorite part of each trip was walking around the city and talking with local residents. Traveling has taught me many things during my lifetime. Now, I would like to help others have similar experience in Japan. read more


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