Take home an authentic samurai sword after a lesson in this ancient art form with a master craftsman. Katana sword making is a centuries old tradition that continues to this day in Japan, and through our very special connections you can visit the workshop of an elite 17th generation sword maker that will help you forge a blade on your own. It’s a souvenir unlike anything you will find in a shop and an experience found in no guidebooks that is a treasure all on its own.

The Legacy Untold founder Mark Lakin has been Travel + Leisure’s A-List Top Travel Specialist for Japan since 2016