The site of the largest samurai battle in Japan
Free Experiential Day Trip to SEKIGAHARA
Experience the battlefields of Sekigahara, site of the most decisive battle in samurai history, free, thanks to Gifu Prefecture and Sekigahara Town. Try sword forging with a traditional sword-smith, wear samurai armor and learn sword fighting techniques with a professional! Enjoy guided walks of the battlefields and discover Sekigahara!
|Dates||1) Sat, March 10, 2018 or 2) Sat, March 17, 2018|
|Meeting point||At Yuri-no-funsui (Lily fountain)
in front of Taikodori exit of JR Nagoya station
|Meeting time||8:00am (departs: 8:20am)|
- Limited to the first 20 respondents for each day
- Open only to foreign nationals living in Japan
Departs from JR Nagoya station at 8:20am
Return to JR Nagoya Station (around 6:00pm)
Chris Glenn (Radio DJ / TV presenter)
Sekigahara Tourism Ambassador, samurai history and culture researcher and author of the English book, "The Battle of Sekigahara", Chris Glenn will guide you through the entire tour, providing information and answering any questions.
Special program for 1
Experience Japanese sword fight in samurai armor
- See a samurai sword fight demonstration
Enjoy a demonstration by the "Sekigahara-gumi." Samurai performance team.
- Wear samurai armor
All participants can try on and experience samurai armor
- Learn to swordfight
Participants will be taught how to hold, wield and cut with Japanese swords, before practicing a staged swordfight.
Actor / theatrical combat instructor
Eighth-dan, Shinshin-ryu Iai-jutsu
Swordfight demonstration (image)
Special program for 2
Experience Japanese Sword Craftsmanship
- Demonstration of traditional Japanese sword making
Enjoy a demonstration of Japanese sword forging by a traditional swordsmith. Participants can try hammering heated iron ingots, to form the blades.
- Introduction to the tools and processes of Japanese sword making
Discover the materials, tools and processes for Japanese sword making from the swordsmith himself.
- Experience knife making
Participants can inscribe their names on a knife forged through the same traditional sword making processes. Participants will receive the knife as a souvenir.
Internationally renown Japanese
swordsmith and demonstrator
Traditional Japanese sword making
Please apply for participation via email. Your application needs to include the information 1) through 9) listed below. Only successful applicants will be contacted via email (Application over the phone is not accepted.)
Sekigahara Tours Office c/o Equipe Ltd.
|Download||Free Experiential Day Trip to SEKIGAHARA [PDF]|