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Samurai Kembu Theater

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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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Description: Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of...
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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An exceptional way to learn the history of Samurai culture!

Our family of four spent a wonderful morning at Samurai Kembu. Our 12 and 14-year olds are very into historical weapons and martial arts and they loved their two-hour lesson... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family of four spent a wonderful morning at Samurai Kembu. Our 12 and 14-year olds are very into historical weapons and martial arts and they loved their two-hour lesson, especially the chance to dress in samurai costume. The show afterwards was both entertaining and informative. We all learned a great deal. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Definitely a highlight of Kyoto, well worth the money, super easy to book, super easy to find. Did the light lesson with costumes and demonstration, I thought this was perfect. Highly recommended!

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Shenton Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I attended Samurai Kembu with my 3 sons. We all had a great time, especially the katana training. The Demonstration was very dance focused and as a result appealed to adults more than children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We read about this on Trip Advisor and thought given our children's interest in samurai culture that it could be an interesting experience. And we weren't disappointed. Our children aged 14 and 12 said it was one of the best things they did in Japan. The four of us decided to watch the demonstration and then take part in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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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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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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