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Walking tour in Seki city

3 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

About one hour bus ride from Gifu station or Nagoya bus terminal brings you to Seki city area. Seki city is small but very famous for its cutlery.
In this tour we visit some museums related to cutlery , a temple, a shrine and a factory which produces kitchen knives.
You must be so impressed to see real Japanese swords and to know how kitchen knives are produced in a factory .


Feel free to personalize this offer with Akiko.

  • Seki swordsmith museum
  • Kasuga shrine at Seki
  • Zenkoji temple at Seki
  • Kitchen knife factory tour (only on weekdays)
  • Performance by swordsmiths (only on the first Sunday of every month , October 6 and 7 when cutlery festivval is held.)
  • I would like to show you how to do origami(folding paper into figures). I make paper cranes, jumping frogs and throwing knives used by ninja! If you are interested in making origami, let's try!

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What to Expect

You can enjoy tranquil atmosphere while walking in Seki city.
You can learn a manufacturing process of Japanese swords at a museum.
You can see workmen producing kitchen knives at a factory.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Seki city terminal
Ending Point At Seki city terminal

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee. guide’s transportation fee to come to the meeting place.

What‘s not included

entrance fee (to enter swordsmith museum / 300 yen. to see performance of swordsmiths / 300yen )
your transportation to Seki city terminal(From Gifu station, bus fee is 680 yen. From Meitetsu Bus Center(Nagoya) bus fee is 1030 yen)


If you would like to visit a factory, only weekdays are available. If you would like to see swordsmith performance, please choose the first Sunday of every month or October 6 and 7

From Gifu station to Seki city terminal, it takes about 50 minutes and bus fee is 680 yen.
From Meitetsu Bus Center(Nagoya) to Seki city terminal it takes 80minutes and bus fee is 1030 yen.

Factory tour is available only on weekdays.
Performance of swordsmiths is available on June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 6 and 7(Cutlery festival is held on October 6 and 7) , November 4, December 2 in 2018.
Factory tour and swordsmith performance may be subject to change.
According to your request, I will customize your plan so that you can enjoy time in Seki city.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Gin Gin Malaysia ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Gifu Tour in May ”

We are a group of 5 people from Malaysia. Akiko san was our tour guide in Gifu for 2 days ie 18 & 19 May 2019. I have travelled extensively throughout the whole world with the help of many tour guides. Of them all , I found Akiko to be the most courteous and polite! She worked very hard for us and always answered my queries promptly and effectively. Not only she planned the entire itinerary for us , she also advised us on the most cost effective way to travel to our destination before and after her guided tour. Akiko san lived in Gifu for more than 40years and she knows the area very well. She also speaks good English. I would highly recommend her for anyone who needs a tour guide in Gifu.


I reallly thank you for your feedback filled with kind and positive words, Gin san. I am so honored to have the wonderful , friendly and kind guests like you in Gifu Prefecture. I am very happy that you enjoyed Gujo Hachiman , Cormorant fishing and Shirakawago. We were blessed with sunny days. I had a great time with you all! I hope you will come back to Gifu to spend relaxing time in beautiful nature in the near future. Thank you again for everything.

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