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Okuizumo Tatara & Katana Museum (奥出雲たたらと刀剣館)

4.5

Museum / Science Museum

The Okuizumo Tatara & Katana Museum has exhibitions on the history of the Tatara (traditional Japanese steelmaking method) in recent centuries and on the Nittoho Tattara (a Tatara steel-making furnace which was established in 1977 to ensure a reliable supply of the type of steel needed for making traditional Japanese swords), along with displays of swords made using traditional Tamahagane steel. Videos and replicas are used to explain the steelmaking process in an easy-to-understand way, making this a good museum to bring the kids to. Mr. Kobayashi, a sword-smith based in Okuizumo, gives demonstrations of traditional Japanese steel-forging and sword-making techniques twice a month, which are well worth seeing.

place

Shimane Pref. Nitagunokuizumochou Yokota 1380-1 (MatsueArea)

phone 0854522770
place

9:30-16:30

Review of Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/02 Very interesting
I went on a tour run by a cruise ship, which provided an English translator which was very valuable as the museum was entirely in Japanese.
We had a demonstration of the production of the tamahagane...
Reviewed:2020/02/01 刀剣が見られます
たたら製鉄について学べるとともに、刀剣も見ることができます。
穴場スポット!
VTRを観るときにお茶をいただきました。
Reviewed:2019/09/16 丘の上の
展示施設です
周辺で歴史のあるたたら製鉄に関してわかりやすく展示されてれています
JAFの団体割引が三人から適用されます

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Address
Shimane Pref. Nitagunokuizumochou Yokota 1380-1 [map]
Area
MatsueArea
Phone
0854522770
Hours
9:30-16:30
Closed
Monday(The next day for Public holiday), New Year's Holiday(12/28-1/4)
Fees
[Admission fee] 530yen (Demonstration Sunday is 1,270yen)
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Okuizumo_Free_Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (English Pamphlet Available)
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.