Flying Dragon Tour: Japanese Sword Experience

2 hours


Price: ¥ 3,300
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Tamana / Tamana

2 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


  • Visit a Japanese swordsmith’s workshop, learn about the sword-making process and the method of sourcing materials.
  • Experience swordsmithing by hammering red-hot iron heated with charcoal (for the representative).
  • Experience Iaido, the art of sword drawing, in the ancient martial arts dojo attached to the workshop (for the representative).
  • A commemorative gift will also be presented.


At the forge of swordsmith Genrokuro Matsunaga, you will experience the forging of Japanese swords and the art of Iaido. The explanation includes not only how Japanese swords are made but also how samurais used them, with demonstrations of ancient martial arts. The program offers an opportunity to appreciate the spirit of Bushido through Japanese swords.

Recommended Points

Mr. Matsunaga is a renowned swordsmith who not only creates new Japanese swords but also reproduces swords for museum collections. In addition, he operates an ancient martial arts dojo, nurturing many apprentices. He has many foreign students, and there are numerous dojos opened by his apprentices overseas. Known for his unpretentious personality, his lectures, conveying a deep passion for Japanese swords and their essence, consistently receive high praise.

Included in the fee

  • Workshop tour
  • Swordsmithing and Iaido sword drawing experience (2-3 people per group)
  • Commemorative gift

Not included in the fee

Transportation costs to the venue, interpretation fees



Event Duration

2 hours

Available Options


Meeting Point

Matsunaga Japanese Swordsmith Forge

Disbanding Point

Matsunaga Japanese Swordsmith Forge

Program Availability


Minimum Participants

2 to 15 people

Application Deadline

One month in advance


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Cancellation Policy

Each content provider who already has a cancellation policy in place will follow their existing policy. For new content providers in this program, the following cancellation policy proposal will serve as the basis for determining the policy while making adjustments as needed.

Content 1
【Cancellation by Organizer (Provider Included)】 ► The content may be altered due to weather conditions or the condition of participants. In extreme cases, such as severe weather, if safety is a concern, the guide may decide to cancel the tour. ► Please note that partial abandonment of the set fee, joining the course midway, or refunds for the return journey cannot be provided.
Content 2
【Cancellation by Organizer (Including Service Providers) Based on Judgment】 ► In the event of inclement weather such as heavy rain or if it is anticipated, the experience will be canceled. In such cases, we will notify you by phone by the evening of the previous day. There will be no cancellation fee in this case.
Content 3
► In case of rain, there is a possibility of route or content changes. ► If severe weather is expected, or if it becomes difficult to conduct the tour safely due to sudden weather changes during the tour or customer health issues, the guide may decide to cancel the tour. In the event of tour cancellation based on the guide’s judgment before the tour, a full refund of the tour fee will be provided.

<Content Pricing Information>

  • Selling Price:
    • The selling price is set to be the same for buyers, whether it’s through direct sales by content providers or sales via travel agencies.
  • Referral Fee:
    • The referral fee for sales via travel agencies is determined through discussions between content providers and travel agencies.
    • (Example) If the sales commission is 10%, the wholesale price is the selling price multiplied by 0.9.

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