株式会社 諏訪田製作所

Uncover the art of knife-making at Suwada, a highly regarded manufacturer with a rich 100-year history.

Suwada was established in 1926 in Sanjo City, one of the world’s most renowned cutlery manufacturing hubs, and is a specialist in cutters. It got its start with cutting tools for nails and screws in response to demand following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.

Every element, from product development and material selection to the final touches, is meticulously executed by skilled craftspeople. Suwada products are famed for their functional beauty, and receive acclaim both in Japan and overseas.

Visitors are invited to witness the entire manufacturing process, immersing themselves in the craftsmanship that has endured since Suwada’s inception. Beyond the tour, you can enjoy the factory store, restaurant, and café for a full day of shopping and dining.

General Information

Directions●Approx. 20 min. on foot from Obiori Station (Shinetsu Main Line).
●Approx. 20 min. by car from the Sanjo-Tsubame IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Car ParkAvailable
Opening Times●Factory Store Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
*Closed during New Year holidays, and April 1.
*Tax free shopping is applicable for purchases totaling 5,001 yen (excluding tax, food and beverages) or more at the factory store for overseas visitors.
●Factory tours are available from Tuesdays to Saturdays, with slots at 10:10 am to 12:10 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (breaks: 12:10 pm-1:00 pm, 3:00 pm-3:10 pm).
*Closed Monday, Sundays, public holidays, New Year holidays, April 1.
Prices●Tour: Free
Notes*For groups of 10 or more, please contact the factory in advance via the inquiry form.
*Certain machines and processes may not operate during the tour.
*Operating hours are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
*Except for designated tour routes, visitors are prohibited from entering the factory without permission.
*Photography is permitted within the factory, but flash photography is not allowed.
*Running and other potentially hazardous activities are strictly prohibited, as carts and vehicles may be passing through.
*Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas, including outdoors.


NameSuwada Blacksmith Works, Inc.
Telephone Number0256-45-6111
Fax Number0256-45-4528