Japan Tatedo Association - Yotsubashi Dojo

Japan Tatedo Association - Yotsubashi Dojo

Japan Tatedo Association - Yotsubashi Dojo
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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in the center of Osaka ,you can experience samurai and ninja. last year ,2.000 peoples came from 35 countorys around the world. We are the first facility in japan to offer samurai experience. You can also experience it in front of the castle tower at Osaka Castle contents 1:change into a kimono 2:the class starts with Seiza 3:Learn how to hold a sword and practice basic forms and body movements wite it 4:Practice a sword fighting scene 5:After a couple of rehearsals,you will perform a sword fighting scean with BGB,and sound effects 6:The class ends wite taking a commemorative photo
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Bushid0kid
Melbourne, Australia246 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
My sister, our friend and I booked the 90 minute special course with Japan Tate-do Association and it was absolutely fantastic. We arrived first thing in the morning, a bit earlier than our scheduled time however we were warmly welcomed by the chairman of the association, Mr Tetsuo Yagi. His English was quite limited but we did not feel this was a barrier. He sat us down, offered us drink and gave us fans to cool down while we quickly filled in simple forms. The two instructors arrived not long after and dressed up in their male and female ninja outfits. When they were ready to go, they then started the session ahead of time since we were already there. Their English was good and starting early gave us some bonus time with them which we were grateful for.

We got to choose our own samurai outfits and provided with swords. We then had the opportunity to take a few posed photos before starting the session. They then went over basic samurai stances and sword fighting techniques which for me was a childhood dream come true! The weight of the metal swords made the experience more authentic but also safe as the blades were not sharp. After going over the techniques, we then sat down to rest while watching a cool ninja fight scene between the two instructors about a "secret message in a scroll". It was amazing!

We then practiced a short performance which involved a fight scene between samurai and ninja with music and special sound effects. They gave us the option of having English or Japanese dialogue so we choose Japanese to keep things authentic. There were also visual prompts on the wall in case we forgot the lines. The three of us acted these scenes one by one with them. We were also provided with wooden swords for ease of movement and safety during the performance.

After this, we then experienced how to throw rubber shurikens against a target. We first had a practice round and then did the challenge to aim for the centre to win a prize. Again, lots of fun!

We ended our experience with a calligraphy (shodo) session. While waiting for the calligraphy instructor to arrive, we took more photos with our costumes on. We were also able to put on the armour on display as well as the other weapons and props they had available.

The calligraphy session was a good experience. Natsuko showed us the basics behind Japanese shodo, including how to hold the brush and different strokes resulting in strong and gentle lines. She did an example of the words we chose on paper and the sequence of lines for each Kanji character. We then were able to practice these as much as we wanted on blank pieces of A4 paper before our final version on a coloured textured paper. She was very patient and encouraging during the session and never rushed us. We were all very happy with the final results and it makes for a memorable and personal souvenir after our trip to Japan.

Afterwards, Natsuko was lovely enough to recommend a restaurant downstairs for lunch. She took us there herself and helped us order.

Mr Yagi took a video of our experience the entire time and sent us an email of a few photos and a private YouTube link of our experience later that afternoon. Talk about efficiency!

Everyone we met that day were absolutely beautiful and this was an experience we will definitely remember!
Written October 7, 2017
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Thank you for a wonderful comment. I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Written October 9, 2017
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NerdyMariony
Philippines22 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
My hubby enrolled in this class and it was the highlight of the trip for him. There were only 3 people in the studio when we went and my hubby was the only student! One taught the sword handling and the moves, one did the audio effects and filming, and one lady to assist me with the costume. It was good as they explained everything being done and even had a script to include in the video which you get to keep as a souvenir of the experience. Also had opportunities to try out samurai costumes and throwing some ninja stars (shuriken). Only downside is that the place is quite small, but still a lot of fun overall.
Written July 15, 2017
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We enjoyed, we are also happy. If you have the opportunity to come to Osaka again, please try experiencing a samurai again.
Written July 16, 2017
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Munzieman
Madrid, Spain57 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
It's not cheap but it's worth it. My wife enjoyed it, my sons (9 & 7) LOVED it and I enjoyed it. My 4 year old daughter didn't so much but it wasn't through lack of trying from our hosts. As other reviewers have written, you are taught about samurai and ninja sword techniques, you get dressed up and you get filmed doing a role play. It's all good fun and you can ask lots of additional questions. Really good because it's hands on and experiential after probably too many temples etc. Firmly recommended.
Written April 29, 2017
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Ok thank Thanks for the nice comments Next time I will think about the content that the bottom daughter will enjoy.
Written April 30, 2017
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deohsan
Quezon City, Philippines11 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
I enjoyed my training session immensely. The staff were very helpful and the experience was excellent. I definitely recommend taking lessons if you're in Osaka.
Written November 20, 2016
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Hi Thank you for your recent post on Trip Adviser. We really appreciate your comment and feedback. Hope you and your friends visit us again in the future. Thank you again for your interest in Samurai/Ninja !!
Written March 22, 2017
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Ivan S
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
It was a worth while visit! We learned different sword techniques and managed to dress up in different outfits! They were friendly, and an amazing team! We learned how to act as well and the experience was worth the visit! I highly recommend to try this out!
Written January 8, 2016
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Thank-you for your writing! Come back to Osaka again We are waiting for you
Written January 9, 2016
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Gary M
Montreal3 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
We did this in the summer of 2013 (sorry for taking 2 years to leave a review). Our two instructors spoke good english and were a lot of fun. TateDo is the art of simulating sword fights, like you see in the classic Japanese movies, so they teach you how to walk and fight like the samurai. We made a video of a simulated sword fight and it's among the highlights of our vacation. The location was very hard to find (our taxi driver struggled to find it), so ask for help sooner rather than later. We were there for 2 hours, and it was well worth it.
Written August 23, 2015
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Alybi123
New York City, NY14 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
My husband and I took this class about a week ago and we can’t stop talking about how much fun we had. We’re total goofballs so acting out the samurai fights with accompanying sound effects was hilarious. Highly recommend!
Written June 1, 2018
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Thank you for writing. Have fun and we are also happy. If you come to Japan again, please come to the samurai experience.
Written June 2, 2018
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Lenniee
Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic24 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I enjoyed the samurai experience very much! I was lucky to be there only by myself, so I got all the attention from the samurai team :).
If you visit this place, I advise you to hit the road a little earlier since it's not very easy to find. I was wandering in the area about 30 minutes before I was able to find it with a help of local people, who were confused almost the same as I was. But finally I got there and had a blast!
Written December 3, 2017
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Bob T
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Our family of five, including two grandsons aged 7 and 11, wanted to experience Japanese culture. The two boys are crazy about Ninjas and we thought they would really enjoy the sword fighting class. Little did we realise that even 72 year olds could have so much fun as well. On arrival we were greeted by a lady and gentleman dressed in elaborate Japanese princess and Samurai costumes. It was just our family having the lesson. The leaders very clearly explained what would happen in our one hour class. We were given the opportunity to choose our outfits (the boys were Ninjas, their mum
and grandma were Japanese princesses and their grandpa was a Samurai). The costumes were beautiful and we were helped to get dressed. We were then shown the basic moves and three different scenarios. Through much laughter we got the hang of the basics. We, with our instructors, performed as a group and individually. Our routines were accompanied by music and sound effects. An assistant kindly took photos on our cameras as well as videoing our performance. The video was cleverly edited and forwarded to us. We can thoroughly recommend this activity. It was a lot of fun and perfectly safe, even for young children.
Written October 16, 2017
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Ok thank Nice comments are glad. Everyone was a wonderful family. I will see you again.
Written October 18, 2017
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Kim W
Knowstone, UK13 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Came across this by accident but it was the most amazing fun. Dressed in kimonos and learning fighting moves...wonderful teachers and definitely something everyone should do in Japan. Great video keepsake too!
Written July 3, 2017
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We enjoyed, we are also happy. If you have the opportunity to come to Osaka again, please try experiencing a samurai again.
Written July 16, 2017
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