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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No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.