We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bizen Osafune Token Village

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 966 Osafune, Osafunecho, Setouchi 701-4271, Okayama Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 869-66-7767
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
If you're into swords, this is the place for you

We went on a Wednesday and were able to see a craftsman working steel in the sword forge, as well as some other craftsmen working on metal work & engraving and blade sharpening... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2015
BrizzyFifi
,
Brisbane
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
75

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I'm a potter who seeks anything pottery related on our travels. However, even for non-potters, just people interested in the country life and who have respect for art and culture, this is an absolute must. The little station coffee shop (the first thing you see when arriving by train), is awesome. They use gorgeous, hand made and wood fired Bizen... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Helen D
Brisbane
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We went on a Wednesday and were able to see a craftsman working steel in the sword forge, as well as some other craftsmen working on metal work & engraving and blade sharpening. If you don't mind walking to the studio rather than catching a taxi, it is pretty straight forward and easy to get to on foot from the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BrizzyFifi
California Hot Springs, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you are at all interested in Japanese swords this is the place to be. We visited the museum and the token gallery. People are extremely friendly and very nice place to visit

Helpful?
1 Thank BayTraveler00
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

If you are into the art behind the Japanese sword, then this is the place to go! There are displays of many art swords in the museum section, but definitely the workshops in the village are amazing. If you go on a Sunday, you will see many of the artisan employing their crafts, including the forging and beating of new... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank retrojects
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
189 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

It was very interesting to learn about the making of Japanese swords. Fortunately we had a tour guide who was able to explain most things since the museum guide spoke very little English. The swords there were absolutely amazing and well worth the trip. It was one of the highlights for my son. There were numerous swords on display with... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank marc m

Travellers who viewed Bizen Osafune Token Village also viewed

Bizen, Okayama Prefecture
Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture
 

Been to Bizen Osafune Token Village? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bizen Osafune Token Village and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Bizen Osafune Token Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?