Gifu: Town of Japanese Samurai sword “SEKI”
Seki city is located in Gifu prefecture (1-hour drive from the nearest international airport). The city is known as a town of manufacturing cutleries and blades with a history over 800 years.
|There are some places you can watch how to make a Japanese sword. At Hamono (=cutlery) Museum, they operate a tour of Japanese sword forging and you can even experience it! Also, a famous swordsmith, Mr. Fujiwara is now a 26th generation of the sword making family in Seki with over 800 years and still produces Japanese sword opens his atelier and could arrange a demonstration.(Making Japanese sword takes weeks and the cost needs to be checked)|
|Nameless lake is one of the most beautiful places in Seki city, Gifu.
The picture of carps swimming in the highly transparent water is like a painting of Monet so people call it “lake of Monet”.