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Samurai Kembu Theater

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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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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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AMAZING!! A definite must!

The performance was amazing and very insightful! We loved the stories acted out! It was very exciting dressing in the costumes! They were great. We loved the lesson and felt like... read more

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The performance was amazing and very insightful! We loved the stories acted out! It was very exciting dressing in the costumes! They were great. We loved the lesson and felt like real samurai warriors! The Kembu Masters were all amazing and very willing to help/answer questions and were brilliant at helping everyone individually. E.g when I didn't hold my sword... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome fun for the kids to learn how to become a samurai. Kids loved the costumes. English was good too.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the performance of these skilled young people. I have no reservation in recommending this show.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The samurai kembu is a great experience for those who loves samurai as it is an experience if a samurai , but also an exprience learning japan's culture and even the chance to enjoy a very traditional dance , as well as a friendly hospitality of the staff even if they can speak only a little english but it is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time. Informative and entertaining. The staff are very friendly and professional and ensure you enjoy your samurai training and the show. Highly recommended

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I watched the Kembu demonstration, it became quite captivating and it was especially helpful with the explanations of the definately before hand, this allowed us to correlate certain instances with the explanation given. An excellent experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great cultural experience. Really friendly and talented group of people. Would recommend as part of a trip to Kyoto.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent morning. We did the 11am session with costume. 1 adult, 1 teenager, 2 children. All enjoyed it and all costumes went well. The costumes were very genuine, not just throwing on a coat! Got a few moves going, and then a routine. The demonstration was also excellent, and everyone's English was great too. Make it a stop on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and I went to see the performance on our first day in Kyoto. I'm so glad we did! It was worth the price. Each segment was introduced and the artist's are all masters of their craft. Despite the accompaniment song/narration being in Japanese, the emotions and energy transcends the language barrier. I highly recommend it and will want... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The instructors were super friendly and spoke excellent English. There was a large selection of 'costumes' to choose from and the theatre performance was both informative about Samurai culture as well as entertaining. The Samurai lesson was very well organised and it really gave you a sense of being a 'samurai'. There were also plenty of opportunities to take photos... More 

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