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Address: 35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku | B1F Neo Art Bldg., 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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Samurai Education

Fantastic education in the history and background to the Samurai. Answered all of our questions and helped us with exploring other Samurai and Ninja experiences in Japan. Lots... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Oakville, Ontario

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Fantastic education in the history and background to the Samurai. Answered all of our questions and helped us with exploring other Samurai and Ninja experiences in Japan. Lots of fun for all ages of the family.

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Melbourne, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We are the only group (2 people) during that class but the masters still put in every effort in the performance and teaching. You will learn all the knowledge and history of Samurai, expeially some of the famous stories. The learning class was great! we put on costume and learned the moves (walking, swing a sword, performing etc). It's so... More 

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Roseville, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was so much fun dressed up and play acting! Nice break from usual sight seeing if temples and shrines. Good for family with teens!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

With so many temples to visit in Kyoto, our young children soon got bored. We came across Samurai Kembu by chance and gave it a go. It was a truly fun time for the whole family including the adults. Samurai Kembu is basically a dance based on Samurai moves with full costume and weapons. It starts with a performance by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Excellent performance and the lesson was great fun! We took the full lesson (2 hours) and enjoyed all of it! Highly recommended if in Kyoto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went to Samurai Kembu which was a few streets from Gion or Nishiki Market. It's in a basement. We went for the evening one-hour performance (3000 yen each). It was a lot of fun and one of the most interesting shows we saw in Japan. Highly recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was acting. No real swords, no slicing, fun for kids but not the real deal. You do get free socks..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went for the 1hr demonstration of the "sword-dance" - 剣舞 by the trainers/performers. There were several segments of performances showcasing the different aspects of samurai culture and "bushido" - 武士道, including rituals and the use of the fan. Every segment was explained in English and significance is first teased out through Q&A with the audience then explained in greater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was just walking past and decided to watch the show it was a great experience, the staff were great too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a great event. Super fun, very entertaining. We did the short lesson which is one hour show/demonstration and one hour of actual hands on sword play. My 10 year old niece thought it was great too. The staff is very entertaining and they all speak english. The costumes are fun and you have a chance to take your... More 

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Address: Address: 35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku | B1F Neo Art Bldg., Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-751-2033
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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