Ironware Wind Chime Making

Sanjo City in Niigata Prefecture has a long history of metalwork and is well recognized as a metal goods manufacturing area. Why not take a blacksmithing lesson from craftsmen to make your own wakugi (Japanese nail) and wind bell using the wakugi!

Sanjo City in Niigata Prefecture has been known for its blacksmiths since the 17th century when many farmers struggled to make a living amid frequent flooding. A local magistrate went to Edo (Tokyo) and invited some blacksmiths to start making nails as a second industry and giving them an alternative source of income. Farmers were encouraged to forge nails as a sideline to agriculture, to help them survive during lean years.

Do you want to experience blacksmithing? Then here is our offer to visit Sanjo Kaji Dojo (Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo). The facility was built by the city to keep alive the blacksmithing tradition and pass on the craftsmanship for future generations, and to spread the wonders of traditional blacksmithing techniques to all visitors. They offer a series of workshops, teaching traditional Sanjo blacksmithing skills.

Learn how to forge a wakugi and make a wind chime using that wakugi. English guidance is available. This workshop is open on Fridays only and accepts up to 2 participants, so you can have a nearly one-on-one lesson and focus on experiencing the blacksmithing atmosphere.


  • 13:00 - Meet at Sanjo Kaji Dojo – basic explanation
  • 13:10 - Start blacksmithing experience
  • 15:20 - Make wind chime – facility explanation
  • 15:30 - Disband


2 Working Days
2.5 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Time: 1pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

What You Get

Ironware Wind Chime Making

Adult/Child: 9 years old and above


  • Materials
  • Experience fee
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses
Additional information:
  • This experience can only accomodate 2 persons at most at one time

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Sanjo Kaji Dojo (Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo)

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
9 years old and above

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