Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum

Museum / Science Museum
This Japanese sword museum is located in the Osafune area of Osafune-cho, Setouchi City. It exhibits Japanese swords with various themes including Bizen swords from Osafune, an area that had long flourished as a Japanese sword production area. In addition, there is also a Japanese sword workshop on the premises, and besides being able to see how Japanese swords are made, you can make reservations to experience making paper knives and small knives, and also lectures to learn how to care for Japanese swords.

Spot details

Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Osafunechouosafune 966
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Monday(The next day for Public holidays), The next day for Public holidays, Exhibition change, New Year's holiday(12/28-1/4)
[Admission fee]
[High school/university student]300yen
[Up to junior high school student]Free
*Subject to change depending on project content
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Not available
Available(SETOUCHI FREE Wi-Fi)
*Some facilities may have introduced a reservation system in advance.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Great to be able to see the swordsmiths at work
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.07.16
    A couple of days ago we went to Okayama to visit friends and they very kindly took us to the village as they knew I was interested in Japanese swords and history.It was a marvellous experience, we...
  • Only for sword lovers.
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.06.02
    I came on a Saturday afternoon and all the workshops were closed for some reason which was kind of a bummer. If youre (really) into Japanese swords then youll love this place. If not, youll...
  • Wonderful place at festival time
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.04.15
    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...

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