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Kendo Experience 〜why not experience the martial arts of the samurai ! 〜

by Mayumi
(7) Reviews
2h $ 71 per person


  • Meet at Yokohama ---arrive at the gymnasium---change clothes for Kendo uniform---explain Kendo etiquette---practice some Kendo moves with a bamboo sword---try doing Kendo techniques---do finishing meditation---go back to Yokohama Station

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71.20 USD

total price
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

How about experiencing a unique activity ?
I' ll offer the "Kendo experience" for foreign people.
Kendo is a traditional martial art closely related to samurai, and very genteel sport. I'll show you the ropes, from the proper etiquette to some kendo moves ,so enjoy experiencing what if felt like to be a real samurai ! You can also wear the Kendo uniform during the practice and even gear if you want to.


  • Meet at Yokohama ---arrive at the gymnasium---change clothes for Kendo uniform---explain Kendo etiquette---practice some Kendo moves with a bamboo sword---try doing Kendo techniques---do finishing meditation---go back to Yokohama Station


Except for Dec 29 --Jan 03

City Yokohama

Meeting Point Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel &Towers

Ending Point Yokohama Station

Duration 2 hours

Starting time 18:30 PM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 4 people

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • pick-up and return service to Yokohama Station
  • the rental of Kendo uniform
  • gear and a bamboo sword
  • summary of Kendo

What‘s not included
  • transportation fee to Yokohama Station
  • dinner
  • insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is it for a child ?

The same price as for an adult because it includes the rental of equipment for children.
From 6 years old and up are available for this session.

Is it possible for more than 4 people to participate in this session?

Yes, you can, but the number of gear is limited. So you can use it in turn. Also, up to 6 people are available for pick-up car. If you have a big group , please ask me about details.

Is it available only on Saturday?

Normally yes. But it's sometimes available on another day. Please contact me first by sending message.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Mayumi

National Certified Guide

(7) Reviews

Contact Mayumi
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello! My name is Mayumi.
I'm a licensed English tour guide and also a Kendo instructor certified by the Japan Kendo Federation.
I used to work for a travel agency for four years and took people from Japan and abroad to a lot of nice Japanese tourist attractions.
As for Kendo, one of traditional martial arts, I am at the 5th grade level called " go-dan" in Japanese. In the world of Kendo, more than a 4th grade level is considered to be the master level. I've been doing Kendo for over 20years .Historically, Kendo is closely related to samurai, so I usually perform just like the real samurai during the practice.
I 'm looking forward to having a good time with you!
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Reviews ( 7 )

1 year ago |   by Max

“ A wonderful experience, well worth the price. ”

This Kendo Experience is brilliant, we can not recommend it enough. Mayumi and her assistant ensured the lesson was insightful, practical and most importantly, a lot of fun. She picked us up from the station and dropped us off, her correspondence before hand was perfect and we were well prepared in advance. The kit you use is of the highest quality, the gymnasium was more than big enough and Mayumi is a fantastic teacher. There's nothing that we would have changed about this experience, it was simply wonderful. If you are in the area, DO IT!

1 year ago |   by Louis

“ A truly wonderful Kendo Experience ”

I have fought medieval great sword for 15 years. I wanted to experience the eastern styles and techniques. This class allowed for that. This is not just swinging a stick around for a couple of hours. You walk through the history and tradition of the Samurai. You then learn the foot work followed by the sword work. You get to do live practice with instruction followed by match play. I was even “allowed” to win one. I took a couple of employees to this and would recommend this as a unique group event.

1 year ago |   by Symeon

When we decided that we will visit Japan this summer we wanted to do something more than the normal tourist things. So that lead to Master Mayumi and "Kendo Experience 〜why not experience the martial arts of the samurai ! 〜" We were a team of four - three teenagers and me (the dad). My wife was designated photographer. All three boys have been studying other forms of martial arts for a few years. So moving to the actual experience. We were met by Mayumi and her assistant. Both spoke very good in English. We were then taken to the Gym where we were provided with the appropriate Kendo suits and Gear. As a show of the care and professionalism shown all the gear were in good condition and had the correct fit for all of us. As a first step we got a brief introduction of the background, and philosophy behind Kendo. Then Mayumi and Go demonstrated the main moves and did a show match. Then us the students went into practicing some basic moves and learning three of the four techniques demonstrated. Before long we were running a small tournament with the boys with Master Mayumi and her assistant taking turns as referees. Exciting, exhausting, fun, full adrenaline... What a great experience!!! It was exhilarating!!! Clearly one of the most memorable ones we have had in Japan so far. We called it our "Full Immersion experience of Japan"!!! Highly recommended. Thank you Mayumi and Go!

1 year ago |   by Svend

Mayumi's Kedo class was the best. A great way to dive into Japanese culture and life. This is a full on accelerated Kendo experience wich quickly shows you the basics and then gets you involved with the class. All equipment provided. You'll love it.

1 year ago |   by Jiaguan

The Kendo experience offered by Mayumi-san along with her Kendo partner, Go-san (sorry if I speeled wrong), was a great way to learn of not only Kendo as a sport but also the history and meaning behind what Kendo is. From the moment Mayumi-san picked us up from the meeting point she was trying to immerse us in the culture and history behind Yokohama and its port. how it became a trade hub which opened Japan up to the rest of the world. Once we arrived at the dojo studio, we got dressed in proper Kendo gear and briefed on what Kendo is, how it came about and proper etiquette. Then we went into how to begin a match (or duel if you like) with the proper customs and procedures and the main techniques used by Kendo experts. After practicing some techniques for a bit, and guidance from Mayumi-san and Go-san we were thrust into battle and a match between me and my friend which was so much fun and much harder than expected. If you are looking for more than just a quick tour where you just swing some bamboo swords around then this is the one for you. A truly wholesome experience offered by Mayumi-san. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this on my first trip to Japan and having the patience to teach such a bad student such as myself haha. Phillip.

2 years ago |   by Claire

This was our first experience of Kendo and it was simply fantastic! Mayumi is a talented and knowledgeable person and very friendly. Not only did we get a great insight in to Kendo, we also really enjoyed the additional tour of Yokohama as we drove to the gym. A very nice touch. The activity itself was a lot of fun but harder than it looks! Mayumi and her assistant were very patient with us while we got used to the footwork and they encouraged and praised us during our match. We had such a brilliant time and will be looking to to Kendo back home so that we can come back and show how much we've improved! We would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in Kendo, Martial Arts and/or the samurai. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!! Claire and James

3 years ago |   by George

Experienced KENDO for the first time, thanks to Mayumi and her assistant who are very well informed and excellent athletes made it really interesting and fun. Very well organized with pick and return service, easy contact and both Mayumi and her assistant speak very good English. Thank you Mayumi for a wonderful experience!!!

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