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Highlights

  •   Samurai lesson in Kyoto
  •   Discover the traditional performing art of Kembu, practiced by samurai for centuries
  •   Learn from a master instructor how to bow, draw a samurai sword and strike with stylized movements
  •   Enjoy a photo session in costume and receive a certificate

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point Samurai Kembu Theater
Ending Point Samurai Kembu Theater
Departure 11:00 AM , 6:00 PM
Duration 2h
Languages English
Number of people 1 ~ 8
Cancellation Policy Standard
Booking
2h
When?

Adults
Children

80.10 USD

total price

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per person
Adults Children
80.10 USD 71.20 USD

What to Expect

[Price]
Adult: 9,000 Yen
Child(5-11yrs old): 8,000 Yen

[Schedule] *Please choose from the two sessions below.
1)
11:00 Theater open
11:15 Lesson start
13:00 Finish

2)
18:15 Lesson start
20:00 Finish

[Overview]
Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 2-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors.
We provide an introduction to the basics of the samurai art in this 2-hour course. You can practice and learn more complex movements using a sword.
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 2-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.

Start your samurai training by making your way to the Kembu Kyoto Dojo. Meet your instructor and watch a short 3-minute film detailing the basic practices of the samurai; the warrior class that dominated feudal Japan between the 11th and 19th centuries.

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 for a short photo session before learning how to wield the sword against a potential opponent.

Complete your session with some challenging Kembu choreography, which you will perform with your sword on stage, accompanied by a poem and music.
You can also learn stylized movements of samurai, including how to walk and how to use the folding fan if you'd like.


What‘s included

English-speaking local guide/instructor
Photo shoot
Tenugui towel (Japanese traditional towel)
Lesson completion certificate

What‘s not included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Important

[Additional info]
Please arrive at the theater at least 5 minutes before the starting time.
Please wear clothes suited for exercise and moving around.
Minimum age is 5 years.

[Required item]
Your contact information.
Lesson participants' name (All the members). Full name please.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day activity.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The provider will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your provider directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which provider you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which provider you choose.
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