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2-Hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto

  • 2-hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto
  • Learn the Way of the Warrior at a Kyoto Samurai House
  • Practice Swordsmanship basics, try on a traditional kimono, and handle a real Katana sword
2-Hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto
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Experience Samurai with a kimono costume from 10am
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Experience Samurai with a kimono costume from 3pm
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Experience Samurai with a kimono costume from 1pm
Immerse yourself in Samurai history and culture during this 2-hour Samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert Samurai instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the ‘Way of the Warrior; handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
What to Expect

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, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. 

:::Form Practice:::
Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form.

:::A Real Katana (Japanese sword):::
After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place the goza mat vertically on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test.

:::Zen (meditation):::
To wrap up the course you will be learn how to meditate using singing bowls.  A singing bowl is a type of bell, the sounds of which help to clear and calm the mind. Though this deep meditation you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life as well. 

Course Time 
Approximately 120min ( 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00  - 15:00 / 15:00 - 17:00 )

Our courses are conducted from 10AM, and 3PM. When reserving a spot please select from one of these times. We are happy to negotiate regarding different times or private sessions in the case of large groups and other special circumstances. Please email us in advance and also please be aware that other charges may sometimes be applied.

We generally try to avoid scheduling sessions where there is only one guest. When booking as a solo traveler please be aware that we may contact you regarding changing your reservation to a time where you can join with another person or group.

Reviews (66)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Informative and very entertaining

I went there with two of my friends. We were 20 mins late because were confused with busses in Kyoto, so I'd advise to get there atleast 30 mins early. We were taught how to handle and swing a Katana like a samurai. It wasn't...More

Thank Mohammad A
Reviewed 4 days ago
One of the best experiences in Japan!

This Samurai experience was absolutely fantastic!!! The building is an old Samurai mansion which was a really neat part of the experience. Right away when you arrived, we put on the black samurai outfits and began our training! The instructors spoke English very clearly and...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 days ago
Absolutely Amazing

This is probably the highlight of our trip. From the moment we arrived everything was incredible. Our two children (10 and 12) loved it and our host was so informative and lovely. We learnt so much and have told so many people about this experience....More

Thank 4Pearls5858
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome fun

Great experience for me and my son, fun but also serious as you handle a sharp katana and get to cut at a practice pole. The instructor speaks very good English. I would recommend this experience as my son will want to do this again...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience

This was a nice fun experience. They give you the Samurai training outfits to wear, give you insight and history to the samurai way. Lesson is given in a historic samurai house. Using real swords to cut the mats was the best part. Something you...More

Thank DA2311
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