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Samurai Kembu Kyoto

B1, Neo Art bldg., 35-7, Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0005, Japan
+81 75-751-2033
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Ranked #3 of 372 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Performances
Owner description: Come and experience the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts. 1-hour performance and other lesson... more » Owner description: Come and experience the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts. 1-hour performance and other lesson programs are available. « less
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

To visit Samurai kembu in Kyoto is a fun way to learn more about the ancient japan warriors and their weapon, clothes and traditionel movements. We chose the 2 hour option, with one hour demonstration/show and one hour costume and sword moves. Great with cosutme fotos! At our visit, it was only the two of us, so if you are... More

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This experience was incredible. The place really commits to keeping the spirit of the samurai alive through a little known art to foreigners. I left with a much deeper appreciation of samurai and their world view. That's not something you can get just anywhere. It's one thing to read about it, and a whole different thing to participate in it.... More

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a perfect afternoon for our group. We are two families traveling together and while our wives and daughters were having some Geisha fun on their own, we two dads and sons (12 years old) spent the afternoon at Samurai Kembu Kyoto learning more about this part of the Japanese culture as well as actively participating. We enjoyed it... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good fun, very entertaining, must do full experience to get most enjoyment out of it. Would of liked a little more sword work but understand the format they have done. Well worth it.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Me and my husband decided to attend the 10am session last week, basically because of the great reviews we found here. I was not sure if i wanted to spend half of my day in this attraction, given that we only had 3 days in Kyoto. Today, i have to say that i am really grateful that we did it.... More

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Long Island NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was fun, but I thin a little priced. There were a lot of breaks in the lesson intended for photo opportunities. I could have done with more lesson and less photo time.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My spouse and two kids enjoyed an incredible evening which included watching an authentic Samurai demonstration (which lasted about an hour) and learning about Samurai history, dressing into an authentic Samurai costume (which they got to choose out of a very large selection), learning and practicing some of the authentic Samurai moves, and taking many memorable pictures. I participated as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Everyone must try this while in Kyoto. It's a great experience for martial art lovers and anyone who is interested in the Samurai culture. The staff are so knowledgable and kind. We did the full package where we got to wear the traditional clothing and do the lesson. We first watched a demonstration performed by the staff and then we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Before flying to Kyoto, I checked Tripadvisor's recommendation on what to do in The city. Samurai Kembu appeared in the top 10 list. I made some research and decided to give it a try. Before going to the location, I asked our hotel concierge to check with Samurai Kembu Team if they can accept another 2 guests for the morning... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We wanted to try something new, interesting and fun for my husband's birthday whilst we were in Japan. When we read about this place on Tripadvisor, we made a reservation immediately and we were not disappointed. The whole experience is very unique and a pleasure to have been a part of. From the personal one-hour samurai kembu demonstration, to the... More

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