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Birthplace of Aikido

For this interested in aikido, this day trip from Tokyo to a sleepy little town is perfect. Quick... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Gifford P
合気神社 [岩間] Aiki Shrine (Iwama)

合気神社:合気道の本部 The small town of Iwama is the birthplace of Aikidō, a martial art famous all over the... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

For this interested in aikido, this day trip from Tokyo to a sleepy little town is perfect. Quick 10 minute walk from the train station to the shrine. Several plaques are posted along the walk. Shrine is in a lightly wooded area and very serene....More

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Reviewed April 21, 2017

Located in the little town of IWAMA, this is a must go for all Aikido practioners, and also for everyone interested in Japanese culture. The Aiki Shrine (or Aiki Jinja in Japanese), is a Shinto Shrine. It was build around 1942 by Ueshiba Morihei (also...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2017

If you practise Aikido, you will want to visit Iwama, the birthplace of Aikido. The shrine is located a short 5minute walk from Iwama Station, and is right opposite a dojo. If you arrange with the dojo in advance, you can stay there and do...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

合気神社:合気道の本部 The small town of Iwama is the birthplace of Aikidō, a martial art famous all over the world and known for its techniques which subdue attackers without causing permanent damage. This trait is based on founder Ueshiba Morihei’s peace-loving philosophy. I visited the original...More

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