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Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo

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    Stop At: Saezuri no Mori, 2 Nagayama, Tama 206-0025 Tokyo Prefecture

    If you’re interested in Japanese martial arts, Samurai or Bushido culture, then this must-try experience is perfect for your next adventure in Japan! This crash-course lesson will introduce Kobudo, a cultural tradition of Japanese martial arts that dates back to over 700 years ago. Kobudo is a rare skill that’s never-seen seen in competitive games because it’s based on the ability to deliver a fatal blow.

    In this experience you’ll learn the history and core spirt of Kobudo, all while practicing three authentic Japanese martial arts, including Karate, Jo and Iaido, in the same method samurai once did. You’ll acquire the basic skills used to wield a Japanese sword properly, practice how to handle an opponent, and step in the shoes of a samurai warrior. As a special highlight, you’ll also get to defeat a straw target with a Katana, a real Japanese sword. Whether you’re a novice or experienced participant, this immersive look at the culture of Japan’s samurai will become a one-of-a-kind memory (and amazing photo op’!) during your travels in Japan. *Location is not venue.

    Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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    Departure Point
    FORESTY COFFEE, 1-chōme-18-2 Nagayama, Tama, Tōkyō-to 206-0025, Japan
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    2h 45m
    • All activities
    • Local guide
    • Insurance
    • Samurai attire (Kimono and Hakama)
    • Katana (Samurai sword)
    • Entry/Admission - Saezuri no Mori
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child under 15 may use an practice sword instead of a real sword
    • Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

    Yui & Yashiro Sensei were both great hosts. Got lost along the way from the centre of Tokyo to the Nagayama sation, both were kind enough to wait for me before starting the session. Great session, lovely atmosphere, & learned alot from both hosts.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank zaheerafie
    Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

    This was a really great class and experience. Highly recommend and would definitely do a second time.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Zachary W
    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    One of the best times we had in Tokyo. I honestly can't recommend it enough. We learnt briefly about the history of Japanese martial arts before starting on drills with wooden sticks, and working up through wooden swords and blunt metal swords to slicing through...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Gracelynnz
    Reviewed 17 January 2019

    I went on this out of interest and was very glad I did. Not only did I get an awesome first hand experience of Kobudo Arts, Yashiro and Yui gave great backstory on the start of the Arts as well. Even got to handle a...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank RanDomEncOunter
    Reviewed 5 July 2018

    It's been incredible spending our afternoon with Hiroyuki Yashiro and Yui. They've been so nice, friendly, smiling and helpful to become some ( kind of ) real Samurai. lol We could have stay much more longer practicing with them and our Guide ( David )...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    4  Thank MaxSerres
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    9 February 2019|
    Response from Bundoora |
    Hi,yes you can watch without having to buy a ticket. When I did the training by wife sat on the side taking pictures and videos of my training.
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    • Duration: 2h 45m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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