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Samurai Kembu Theater

Address: B1, Neo Art bldg., 35-7, Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-751-2033
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Ranked #8 of 92 Activities in Kyoto
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts. 1-hour Samurai Show and other lesson programs are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

As a surprise for our teenage daughter we booked her the Samurai Kembu experience.. The rest of us paid to sit in on the lesson and we learnt alot about the history behind it all. Authentic costumes and of course fans and swords.. Staff were very professional, helpful and accomodating.. Before we left Japan, we bought her a traditional pants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A real WOW experience !!! The best! Professional, educational, fun, memorable, one of a kind and the best of our entire trip to Japan! The teachers and staff were first class, knowledgeable, warm and friendly! The performance was outstanding and authentic! Like a personal show in your living room. The studio is very intimate for small groups....we chose the performance,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was excellent. A decent well set up studio area, with all the weapons and costumes you could want! Get started with learning how to conduct Kembu from true masters and then don the robes of a Samurai and live out your dreams of being a mighty warrior (I know I did). Don't forget, bring your cameras! Then Stay for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very genuine and friendly staff that take a lot of pride in what they do. Excellent kembu demonstration and it was so much fun learning the fundamentals, getting plenty of photo opportunities and then putting it all together at the end! I'd very much recommend the samurai kembu full package, it was the best thing we did in Kyoto!

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Participated in mid November doing the full experience! Staff were awesome and tried to answer my many, many questions... and believe me there were many! Experience was just what was advertised which was great. I was the only one there that night so my friends elsewhere couldn't laugh at my goofy-ness (until they saw my video :D). However everyone there... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The experience was very well worth the money paid, the show itself is very informative, the after show activities if paid for is well worth it, Whiich we did, got to "play" around with the swords and take photos with customes on and with the crew..., well worth the time to see the show and the pay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed the lesson, and dressing up. Lots of photo opportunities. Staff were friendly and helpful! It was great!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

You learn a lot about the samurai, they teach you some moves and you even get to dress up as a samurai! Great way to spend half of your day in Kyoto ^^ I would advice to come together or with a group. I was by myself and I did miss the company a little bit. But the people are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

hi, we did the full experience during our trip in kyoto. was a lot of fun! my wife and i really enjoyed it and learnt lot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were there with quite a big group ... 5 families (brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces!!) ... 18 of us! (16 participants and 2 volunteering to be photographers). The staff handled our large group easily, breaking us into smaller groups, staggering some activities (instructions and dressing up etc.) and still had plenty of group activities together. The... More 

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