Bizen Osafune Sword Museum 備前長船刀剣博物館

Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum
Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum

See some of the finest cutting weapons ever produced, and how they're made and maintained

The Bizen Osafune Sword Museum displays blades made by long-dead master swordsmiths, but that's not all. This is a learning center as well, with workshops and seminars on the craft held frequently, including the sword-making process.

Don't Miss

  • Seeing master swordsmiths at work
  • Attending a sword maintenance seminar
  • Talking to master craftspeople

How to Get There

You can reach the museum by train.

Take the Ako Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Osafune Station, then a taxi to the Sword Museum.

Watch a blade being forged

Witness firsthand the sword-making process, and talk directly with the craftspeople who specialize in particular parts of the sword.

Special events

Organized in the style of a village, the museum often holds special events, where food and drink are available in an almost festival-like atmosphere.

One of the best-known exhibits features swords from the legendary Evangelion animated series.

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