Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum

The Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum is reopening after a remodeling based on the concept of allowing people with no understanding of the traditional crafts of Sakai to learn about, enjoy, and feel close to them.

The first floor retail space named Takumi Shop: Knives & Whetstones offers a varied range of knives for all sorts of uses, made from different materials with several types of handles. You are sure to be able to find just the knife you need. In the Takumi Shop: Traditional Crafts & Sakai Specialties you can find not only staples such as chusen and wazarashi garments and incense, but also spices perfect for everyday use and expertly crafted items that also make wonderful gifts.
In the second floor Takumi Exhibition: Traditional Crafts the space is skillfully used to show off garments made using chusen dyeing, nassen printing, and wazarashi bleaching, as well as Sakai carp streamers. There's also a knife-sharpening class and you can watch incense being made.
The Sakai Knife Museum Cut exhibits the history, production techniques, and tools used to make knives in Sakai. You can find practical examples, models, and illustrations on display, as well as the awe-inspiring Hibana chandelier made from materials used in the knife-making process.


1-1-30 Zaimokuchonishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi


Alight at "Myokokujimae Station" on the Hankai Line, alight at the Nankai Bus "Hanataguchi Bus Tei"



Working Hours

10:00 ~ 17:00

Regular holidays etc.

Every third Tuesday (if a holiday, closed the following day instead) and year end period December 29 to January 3 (and other irregular holidays)

Available Payment Options
Can Use Credit Card
(VISA/Master/JCB/American Express/ Diners/ UnionPay/ QR payment/ debit card/ transportation IC/ WAON/ NANACO)
Languages supported
  • English

Five free parking spaces available. If they are full, there is paid parking at the Zaimokucho Nishi Parking Lot (neighboring the museum to the north) and One Park (on the same side as the museum to the south). Visitors who spend 2000 yen or more will rece


Facility Name

Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum (Former Sakai Knife Traditional Industry Museum)

Telephone Number
FAX Number +81-72-227-5006

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