Guided Tour of Tsubame-Sanjo Industrial Museum

From JPY ¥23,400.00
  • Duration: 240 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Sanjo city, Nigata
  • Product code: EN-NGT-7159-71592


This plan includes a half-day tour of the Tsubame-Sanjo area, including the blacksmithing town of Sanjo and the hardware processing town of Tsubame, with a private guide.



  • Visit local open factories and museums in various places of Tsubame-Sanjo with a private guide.
  • Study the local history and learn the uniqueness of the area, all in English.
  • Get answers to all of your questions.
  • Relax while a private car takes you around Tsubame-Sanjo
  • Learn the metalworking culture and traditions of this unique region.


Meet at Tsubamesanjo Station → Visit to the Industrial History Museum → Open Factory 1 → Open Factory 2 → Back to Tsubamesanjo Station


The first stop on this half-day tour to the Sanjo-Tsubame region is the Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum, which exhibits the culture and industrial history of Tsubame City.

Tsubame is famous in Japan for metalworking and other crafts. Artists and industrialists worldwide also know the quality of Tsubame products. Steve Jobs visited Tsubame to make a deal for a Tsubame company to work on iPads. A local cutlery company had its products chosen for a Nobel Prize celebration dinner. The private guide, a local expert, will explain the history and the unique features of the area in English. You will visit factories that are open for tours in Tsubame City and Sanjo City, the latter of which is famous for its blacksmiths. You may also enjoy shopping for local products within the different factories.



  • Time:240 minutes

  • Meeting point:In front of the Shinkansen ticket gate at Tsubamesanjo Station [MAP]
    497 Shimosukoro, Sanjo City, Niigata 955-0093

  • Access:From Tokyo: Get off at Tsubamesanjo Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen bound for Niigata

  • Language support:Japanese, English

  • Included:
    ・Interpreter guides
    ・mobile taxis
    ・museum admission ticket

  • Excluded:
    ・Purchase of goods

  • Free Wi-Fi:×

  • Toilet:◯ (Western style)

  • Other things to note :Workshop experience and purchase of goods at each facility are not included.


7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.