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Kyoto Samurai Experience

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Kyoto Samurai Experience 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
111 Inabacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8803, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 80-4265-3100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an absolutely amazing experience and well worth the money. You will spend the time in an old samurai mansion and hear about the family who lived there, before learning about Bushido and watching a demonstration. Our guide then took us outside where we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 412JulesO412
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time, with a wonderful host/ instructor. The house alone would be worth the visit (real samurai home). A real authentic feel!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Anais R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this trip since we're bringing our teens on holiday in Kyoto and thought we should do something samurai-related, mostly for the fun of it and because - well it's just cool to have held a real katana, isn't it! But the class was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank camillatiedtfrith
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently made my 5th visit to Japan along with two friends who were making their first trip there. I wanted to do something unique and booked the Kyoto Samurai Experience. This did not disappoint! I'll be honest that we were not sure exactly what...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Adam P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience started right from the beginning! One of the warm, and excellent team (I apologize that I forget her name) picked us up at the subway station, and walked us to the location. Her English was very good, and we discussed Kyoto, and other...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RayEAa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite experiences in Kyoto! Shogo is a gentle but skilled warrior. We so enjoyed watching him perform his kata. The staff was supportive and captured great photos of our samurai adventure. We truly loved every minute and learned a lot!...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family, including my 16 and 14 year old daughter and son, absolutely loved this entire experience. Shogo is extremely professional and knowledgeable in the ways of the Samurai. We all enjoyed learning about the history and culture of the Samurai, as well as the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 215avil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences I've engaged in during my time in Kyoto. The team was very welcoming and authentic to the samurai experience. There is much to learn about the history and mindset of the samurai. Shogo did an absolute phenomenal job,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gannon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an absolute blast at the samurai experience. It was fascinating to to learn about the history of the samurai and the house we were in. Being able to use a real katana realized a childhood dream of mine! Would highly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our last trip to Japan, I had the chance to enjoy this beautiful experience with one of the oldest sword martial arts. The Kyoto Samurai Experience throws you in a full Iaido lesson, with both physical and meditation aspects, allowing you to understand and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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