What to Expect
Adult: 7,000 Yen
Child(5-11yrs old): 6,000 Yen
[Schedule] *Please choose from the three sessions below.
11:00 Theater open
11:15 Lesson start
15:45 Lesson start
18:30 Lesson start
Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 1-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors.
1-hour session, providing an introduction to the basics of the samurai art.
When your class ends, enjoy a photo session with your samurai costume and receive a certificate of completion. This samurai session also includes an English-speaking guide and instructor and a 'tenugui,' a traditional Japanese towel.
[What You Can Expect]
Study the arts of the samurai, the warrior class that ruled the battlefields of ancient Japan for centuries, during this 1- hour session in Kyoto. Practice the graceful, stylized movements that make up the samurai technique as you handle a sword and uncover the discipline of Kembu, a samurai performing art that's been perfected over many hundreds of years.
Then suit up in your samurai uniform for the day, including a white belt, Japanese-style socks and, of course, your sword. Start your experience by learning the proper methods to bow, then begin your sword training with an introduction to drawing it and replacing it in its protective scabbard. As you attempt to master this tricky technique, you'll also test out various methods of striking the sword.
Take a moment during your training to suit up in a traditional samurai costume for a short photo session before learning how to wield the sword against a potential opponent. For those that selected the 1-hour session, your experience ends here with a respectful bow to your instructor. Grab your photos and a certificate of achievement before departing.