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Samurai Kembu Theater

35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku | GOZAN Hotel B1F, Sakyo, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-2033
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Kembu, literally means 'sword dance' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts that shows the spirits and the culture of the Samurai. 1-hour Samurai Show and other lesson programs are available. All programs are held in English. Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!
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“hour lesson” (28 reviews)
“martial arts” (27 reviews)
“great fun” (34 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku | GOZAN Hotel B1F, Sakyo, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
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"hour lesson"
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"martial arts"
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"great fun"
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"a lot of fun"
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"training session"
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"learning how"
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"great cultural experience"
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"japanese culture"
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"learned how"
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"photo shoot"
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I loved everything about it. The moves, the culture of Samurai, the clothes, the teaching and of course the teachers! The teachers were so nice and caring! ♡ I recommend this Samurai kembu experience to anybody! (Actually I did, and 3 people went there and...More

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samurai-kembu, オーナー at Samurai Kembu Theater, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Dear Hélèni, Thank you very much for writing such a nice review! We were so happy to read it! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Japan and look forward to seeing you again in future.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went to the Samurai show on our last night of visiting Kyoto and had an amazing time! The show was informational and funny and we adored every second of it. We highly recommendMore

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samurai-kembu, オーナー at Samurai Kembu Theater, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Dear Cici W, Thank you for visiting Samurai Kembu Theater and for the review! Our performers have been training Kembu for long years and everyday they try to show the audience the better skills. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our show. Look...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We loved visiting the Kembu theatre with our 6 y.o. and 10y.o. My daughter now wants to do jiu jitsu. The lesson was serious and yet fun. Our Sensei was so expressive and it was clear he was proud to be a part of keeping...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely show, nice crew. Would be great if they improve their English as it was a bit difficult for us to understand some of the performers.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a fun one hour lesson which included dressing up in a samurai outfit and learning some of the basic moves with a practice sword. We did it with our eight year old daughter and instructions,moves, etc were easy enough for her to follow. The...More

Thank Lisa K
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klyren
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Travelreviewer_10 | Reviewed this property |
I think the 8-year old kid would enjoy the show and sword lesson. I am not sure for the 6- or 3-year old kids. It is nice to have pictures with the performers at the end of the show - just a memory for the trip. The room... More
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ShankShama
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Amr S | Reviewed this property |
You have to book online a day or two before arrival as it is limited seating and most of the time it is full. It's an amazing experience, i totally recommend it.
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Dinolady
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Perfect. They'll love it.
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