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2-Hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto

  • 2-hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto
  • Learn the Way of the Warrior at a Kyoto Samurai House
  • Practice Swordsmanship basics, try on a traditional kimono, and handle a real Katana sword
2-Hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto
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Experience Samurai with a kimono costume from 10am
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Immerse yourself in Samurai history and culture during this 2-hour Samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert Samurai instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the ‘Way of the Warrior; handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
What to Expect

This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of Bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. 

:::Form Practice:::
Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form.

:::A Real Katana (Japanese sword):::
After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place the goza mat vertically on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test.

:::Zen (meditation):::
To wrap up the course you will be learn how to meditate using singing bowls.  A singing bowl is a type of bell, the sounds of which help to clear and calm the mind. Though this deep meditation you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life as well. 

Course Time 
Approximately 120min ( 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00  - 15:00 / 15:00 - 17:00 )

Our courses are conducted from 10AM / 1PM / 3PM. When reserving a spot please select from one of these times. We are happy to negotiate regarding different times or private sessions in the case of large groups and other special circumstances. Please email us in advance and also please be aware that other charges may sometimes be applied.

We generally try to avoid scheduling sessions where there is only one guest. When booking as a solo traveler please be aware that we may contact you regarding changing your reservation to a time where you can join with another person or group.

Reviews (93)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Samurai experience in Kyoto

Great learning experience about samurai history and their belief. From wearing the samurai wear to trying out the Katana are fun experience for the teenagers. Shogo and his team are fantastic hosts with nice photos for memories. Thank you Shogo!

1  Thank Shih K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Simply amazing!

This experience was amazing! You get to dress up in traditional robes with and actually cut a goyza mat with a real katana blade. Ladies, if this sounds intimidating for you do not worry. I am not a large woman and I did well and...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Samurai Experience

We had a great time at the Samurai experience in Kyoto. You are dressed in traditional clothes and then there is a demonstration of some Samurai moves with a Katana (sword), which is incredible. Shogo, one of the guides there, seemed to be in an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CS41986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

Went on my own to the Samurai experience held at a 250years old Samurai mansion. Booking went smoothly and quickly via email and they had availabilities the morning after. The instructers were very kind, helpful and spoke English very well. They dressed us in traditional...More

Thank Ping82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome Samurai Experience

Shogo, Hiro, and Kei are very helpful and friendly, we were guided on the way of life of Samurai, given demonstrations of some kata, practice with wooden katana then given REAL Katana to cut through wrapped tatami in a historic samurai house. It is an...More

Thank ericktimothy
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Toni B
November 8, 2018|
Response from kirstyu2101 | Reviewed this property |
Omiya Station is no more than a 5 minute walk. When we booked, all details were provided and we met our guide outside a book shop that was opposite the station.
Sudirdjo W
October 30, 2018|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Yes! My two boys are ages 9 and 8, they loved it. Try to get a slow motion video if you got the right mobile phone!
April 18, 2018|
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