Activity

Admission Fee:
free
Hours:
AM10:00 ~ PM4:00  (Please arrive early if you wish to experience this event)
Days Closed:
Tuesday & Wednesday (open on public holidays)
Exhibit Description:
Aside from Kyoto's natural whetstones, precious whetstones from all over the country and the world, as well as related materials will be on display.

Course Information

The whetstone sharpening experience will be available to visitors who apply for any of the following A, B or C courses.
Please feel free to try out the katsuobushi (dried, fermented and smoked skipjack tuna) block shaving and enjoy the taste of the soup stock that is made from it (the flakes are steeped in hot water for a bit before taken out to produce a flavorful soup stock).
There is no time limit so please take your time and enjoy your experience here. (In case of a crowd, please give others a chance to use the whetstone as well.)

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A.Self-Guided Sharpening Experience

Fee:
Adults ¥500
Junior high students and under ¥300
Description:
Basic self-guided sharpening experience package. Recommended for those with prior experience.

B.Kitchen Knife Sharpening Challenge Experience (Reservation required)

Group Size:
5 participants or more (If there is space, reservations on the day of from 1 and up will be accepted)
Fee:
¥2,000 (per person)
Duration:
Approx. 90 mins
Description:
Staff will provide simple instructions on basic sharpening techniques.
A beginners’ manual will also be given out.

C.DIY Whetstone Making Experience (Reservation required)

Group Size:
5 participants or more (If there is space, reservations on the day of from 1 and up will be accepted)
Fee:
¥1500 and up (Per person. Fee will differ based on the type of whetstone chosen)
Duration:
Approx. 90 mins
Description:
You can choose your own raw material (stone) and create your own personal whetstone.
Course A (Self-Guided Sharpening Experience) is included.
Course B (Kitchen Knife Sharpening Challenge Experience) can be added on for an additional 1500 yen.

Reservation Form

Please note: There is a risk of injury because it treats a knife and stone. Since the hotel can not assume the responsibility, thank you so enjoy the sharpening at your own risk. By who pay the price, it will be deemed to have consent.