Where is Sakai Located?
Sakai, the capital of knife-making, is located in Osaka. It was and still is the center of food culture in Japan. Hand-forged-sharp knives from Sakai have a long Tradition. The market share of Sakai knives among professional chefs in Japan is still 90 percent today.
Sakai is located on the Bay of Osaka and was already mentioned in the 15th century in trade with the Empire of China as an important port.
What Country is Sakai in?
If you are staying in Osaka for a while, the neighboring cities of Sakai and Kishiwada on Osaka Bay are worthwhile excursions. Due to their proximity to Kansai International Airport, they are ideal stopovers before a flight or a destination for a long stopover.