Enjoy a genuine Samurai experience in the art of Kendo.
Swordsmanship, a traditional Japanese martial arts skill of the samurai, is known as "Kendo“, the path of the sword in Japan. The experience on offer here allows you to work with a kendo instructor who speaks English in an easy to understand way, and also has a black belt. From basic etiquette skills of “kendo“ to learning about and using armor, you will be provided a varied kendo experience that is perfect for a first visit to Japan. Even if you're inexperienced, join us in for this introduction to kendo with peace of mind. Samurai etiquette, tranquility of the dojo, the sound of bamboo sword clash. All these things and more will make your skin tingle and move your heart.
1. Wearing SAMURAI armor （20min）
2. Learning about SAMURAI （10min）
3. Striking practice （30min）
4. Striking practice with SAMURAI armor （20min）
5. Demonstration by instructor （10min）
6. Combat game （20min）
・Samurai culture instruction
・Practical guidance by a well trained guide.
・Tournament style combat game
・Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard for the instructions.
・The training place is sacred place for Samurai training, please do not make unnecessary noise and touch things without being instructed.
・The service provided by this tour will only be conduct in English or Japanese only.
・For safety, please remove all earrings, pierces, watches and other accessory.
・Do not swing SHINAI (bamboo sword) aimless, play around with it and hit strongly without discretion.
Be extra careful especially when partnering with ladies or children and when difference between physical sizes of both parties is apparent.
・There is fix number of protective equipment or BOGU (KENDO armor) for each size.
If the BOGU does not fit properly and safely, please understand that we may have to adjust part of your original menu/plan.
・For safety, take enough water and rest, and remember do not overexert oneself.
・For safety, please keep all your personal belongings inside the locker or pass it to our staff members for safekeeping.
Children (Age7-12): ¥7,500
|Hours of availability||
8:00 〜 20:00 （Flexible）
|Participants||2 〜 30 people|
JR "Uguisudani" station (North Gate)