Things to do 53 Gifu Tours & Activities

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Results 1 - 36 of 53 Experiences

  • Stan Stan

    Get Tickets for The Autumn Special Sumo Tour in Japan!

    Get Tickets for The Autumn Special Sumo Tour in Japan! Really fun to enjoy the Japan madness around sumo, something you don't want to miss when you're in Japan!

  • Bailey Bailey

    Get Tickets for The Autumn Special Sumo Tour in Japan!

    Get Tickets for The Autumn Special Sumo Tour in Japan! Being we were in Japan for the month of October, an off month for Sumo tournaments, the Autumn Special Sumo Tour was an amazing alternative! From 8 am to 3 pm we saw the sumo wrestlers practice, "wrestle" children wrestlers which was hilarious and adorable, perform traditional song and top-not ceremony and even a little sumo comedy show which got a lot of laughs out of us. There were also, of course, several sumo matches. Very pleased overall. You'd be missing out to pass up this opportunity!

  • Jonathon Jonathon

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! I have always had a fascination with the art of Japanese sword-making and am grateful for being able to experience it first-hand. Taro is a true master and excellent teacher! Having the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into just how much time it can take not only to perfect the art but also to craft each individual piece - and to craft my own knife is something I will never forget.
    Beautifully prepared lunch and warm hospitality made me feel very welcom and at home. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Japan!

  • Dwayne Dwayne

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! Taro and his group are welcoming, knowledgeable, and incredibly helpful.

    In this course, you'll learn about traditional and contemporary blacksmithing techniques, learn about the tools, chat with some honestly cool people, and, of course, make a cool knife that you get to take home.

    Make no mistake, blacksmithing is not easy and you have to have real expectations. You're not walking out with a fully honed and polished katana. That takes a month for an expert.

    Thank you to Taro and his team for a fantastic experience. I will never forget it.

  • Ben Ben

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! This was an average experience. Knives were already pre-cut and you could choose from about 3. The whole hands on making the knife could of been over and done with within 2hrs but instead it gets dragged out all day. For lunch they fill you up with a huge sushi/rice dish which makes you wanna sleep for the rest of the hour lunch break. Over priced activity if you ask me and as for the knife it will look nothing like a knife in a shop or a small sword. Be prepared too get hot and sweaty in his small work hut all day making your metal looking knife. And if you suffer from asthma do not attend this activity as you probably won't see out the class as you'll be breathing in constant smoke from the coal burning up your knife, that's not a joke too. If the price was half then this experience would be what it's worth.
    Ben

  • John John

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! I went on a day where it was just me. Taro and his wife were extremely kind to me, and I also LOVED their own dynamic too. They were one of the cutest pairs I've seen in a long while haha. Both would ask me questions about my trip in Japan as well as where I stayed in the US, yet they were still able to be clear in their instruction and helped me make my knife! It was really fun to get to know them, as well as coming out of this experience knowing a bit more about forging and sharpening knives!

    I would DEFINITELY recommend this for anyone in Japan; it was definitely one of my favorite things I've done there.

  • Tamsin Tamsin

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! This was truly the most fun we had in our 10 days in Japan. We came from Kyoto - which was just 30 minutes on the train. My 13 year old son and I spent the day learning about and making the most beautiful knives. Seeing how much work it takes - makes you appreciate the ease with which we buy things these days; making our own knives showed us how much skill it takes to do it well (and the sweat equity it requires!) and finally - the finished products are SO fab. We have used them every day on our return to the US!

  • Jodi Jodi

    Visit Takayama & Shirakawago From Nagoya by Bus!

    Visit Takayama & Shirakawago From Nagoya by Bus! I originally booked this through Voyagin instead of just booking directly with the Japanese company because I thought the translator would help me understand the history of places or cultural aspects that the Japanese tour guide would be saying. The translator was wonderful and did translate everything the Japanese tour guide said, but it so happened that the guide did not say much of everything beyond when to get on and off the bus. I live and work in Japan, so my situation is probably not that of the majority of people who would book this. I speak enough Japanese that I could have easily gone without the translator, but I did not want to when booking because I thought there would be so much more to translate. I was disappointed by the lack of history or interesting stories on the tour guide's part. Probably the highlight of the trip was how convenient the transportation was.

  • Erick Erick

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! Taro-san is so welcoming and has so much passion for what he does. the workshop is informative fun and very enlightening. if you appreciate Japanese blades and want to see Japanese culture from a passionate master-swordsmith who truly loves what he does and answers all of your questions with utmost thoughtfulness and heart then go and experience this with the best.
    Thank you so very much Taro-san for welcoming me into your home and teaching me how to create a knife that i will always value. you are an excellent teacher and the workshop is the most memorable experience i have of my trip to Japan. Thank you and your wife Rika-san, so much. Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu!

  • Christopher Christopher

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith!

    Make your own samurai knife with a certified swordsmith! If I could give more stars for this I would! Taro was a great teacher, and the day was tons of fun! We were super happy with our knife, and excited to have such a great souvenir from Japan! Tarps wife made us lunch which was also Amazing! This truly one of Voyagin's best experiences, for price and value!