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culture walk

Visiting Seki “Cutlery City”

culture walk

Visiting Seki “Cutlery City”

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Visiting Seki “Cutlery City”

culture walk

Visiting Seki “Cutlery City”

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Why don’t you visit Seki in Gifu Prefecture? Seki City is rich in beautiful nature and cultural heritage. Seki sword making which has a long tradition of over seven hundred years has passed down skills and techniques from generation to generation. After meeting at Seki station, we will visit Seki Zenkoji Temple it has a great panoramic view of Seki from the bell tower which you can ring. Then we will go to eat grilled eel bowl, it sounds yucky and disgusting. But the charcoal grilled eel dipped in sweet source coating is amazing. You can enjoy crispy grilled surface with fluffy light eel inside. If you feel like eating a light meal and/or soft drinks and deserts. A newly opened transitional Japanese cafe restaurant has just open on the Seki Zenkoji Temple grounds. Which is very convenient! After lunch , we will go to the Seki Traditional Sword Smith Museum and watch a demonstration of sword making by sword smiths. The museum shows Seki’s sword making history and the manufacturing process of Japanese swords.

Your host

Learn more about Ayumi

Ayumi

I’m peace-loving and full of curiosity. I always enjoy learning something new. I have been to fourteen countries. I’m born and raised in Seki City in Gifu Prefecture. Seki City is rich in beatiful nature. It is well known as “Cutlery City”all over Japan. I’d like you to encounter ancient Japanese culture and craftsmanship.

What's included

Drinks
Green tea

Where you'll be

There is a very scary pitch black underground maze, a sacred tunnnel, under the main hall in Seki Zenkoji temple. It’s pitch black but there is guiding handrail. There is a lucky padlock in the middle of the tunnnel, directly under the main Buddha. It is believed that you will go to heaven after this life, by touching the padlock. But let’s enjoy this lifetime!

Things to keep in mind

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Ayumi
Visiting Seki “Cutlery City”
New experience
£29/person
New experience
£29/person