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“As authentic as it gets”
Review of Kyoto Budo Center

Kyoto Budo Center
Ranked #392 of 1,120 things to do in Kyoto
Type: Other
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“As authentic as it gets”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

As stated previously, it is not easily access able by a metro station. We had to walk quite a bit, but it did not disappoint! We walked through the gate and went to the desk to find out what was going on. They gave us a schedule of events and requested that we just ask the teacher of each respective class if we could watch. We watched the young kids train in Kendo. You will have to remove your shoes before entering most areas. We made ourselves invisible and really enjoyed the evening taking it all in. We felt very privileged to have had the experience and plan to be back before we leave.

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“Wonderful experience a bit off the beaten track!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

If you are at all interested in martial arts, your trip to Kyoto MUST include a stop at the Budo Center. This is actually a compound of buildings right next to Heian Shrine, and includes the old historic budo building (closed when I visited), a modern gymnasium, a sumo building and an archery range. I think this place is pretty much open all day every day with all kinds of events & classes going on; I was lucky enough to stumble across a junior-high judo and kendo tournament, and an archery class. So cool!!!!

Visited July 2012
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