Okuizumo Tatara and Japanese Sword Museum

This museum charts iron manufacturing in the Okuizumo region, which was said to produce the finest and strongest swords up until the early 20C. A replica of a traditional tatara furnace provides an insight into how iron is forged out of ferrous sand and carbon. An authentic forge stages demonstrations, while a samurai warrior illustrates the battodo art of sword-cutting, using straw models in the heart of the garden.

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520 ¥ (children 250 ¥)

Opening hours

daily except Mon 9.30am-4.30pm