Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo


Experience Sanjo's traditional blacksmithing industry at the Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo.

The Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo offers visitors the chance to delve into the time-honored blacksmithing techniques of Sanjo City, where iron is skillfully crafted into Japanese swords and more through traditional methods.

Sanjo City has long been recognized as an industrial hub centered around metal manufacturing. It continues to uphold its blacksmithing legacy by pursuing development while embracing traditional craftsmanship. Under the guidance of skilled blacksmiths, you can try your hand at making Japanese-style nails and paper knives, or sharpening a kitchen knife.

General Information

Directions●3 min. on foot from Kita-Sanjo Station (JR Yahiko Line).
●10 min. by car from Tsubame-Sanjo Station (JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line).
●10 min. by car from the Sanjo-Tsubame IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Car ParkApprox. 30 regular cars
Opening Times9:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Closed on Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a public holiday), December 29-January 3
【Japanese Nail Making】
Adults: 500 yen
Junior high school students and younger: 250 yen

【Paper Knife Making】
Adults: 1,000 yen
Junior high school students and younger: 500 yen

【Kitchen Knife Sharpening】
Adults: 300 yen
Junior high school students and younger: 150 yen


NameSanjo Blacksmith Dojo
Telephone Number0256-34-8080