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【Kendo】 Genuine Samurai experience in Tokyo

Unique Experience

Kenshi N.

4.67(3) reviews
Tokyo
English
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

What is Kendo experience? It is about swordsmanship, a traditional Japanese martial arts skill of the samurai, the path of the sword in Japan. The experience allows you to work with a kendo instructor who speaks English in an easy to understand way.

Meeting Point

JR Uguisudani Station North Exit

Samurai culture instruction

Practical guidance by a well trained guide

Guide demonstration

Tournament style combat game

All participant will be given a free samurai towel as a present

Ending Point

JR Uguisudani Station North Exit

What to Expect

What is Kendo experience? It is about swordsmanship, a traditional Japanese martial arts skill of the samurai, the path of the sword in Japan. The experience allows you to work with a kendo instructor who speaks English in an easy to understand way.

-Highlight-

・Samurai culture instruction

・Practical guidance by a well trained guide

・Guide demonstration

・Tournament style combat game

・All participant will be given a free samurai towel as a present

-Overview-

What's Kendo? Kendo is a modern expression of a traditional Japanese swordsmanship and martial arts that uses bamboo swords as an abstraction the Japanese Katana and wears kendo protective armor.

Duration: 1.5~2 hours

Available hours

8:00 - 20:00 (Flexible)

-Venue-

Mainly in Tokyo’s 23 wards

(because of different location by the schedule, please contact us at the time of booking)

Meeting Point

JR Uguisudani Station North Gate (Tokyo)

Minimum Number of Participants : 2 persons(Negotiable)

Participants: 2 - 30 people


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

・Kendo experience

・Rental samurai armor and sword

・Sports drink

・Samurai towel(take free)

What‘s not included

・Food

・Transportation costs

・Hotel pick up and drop off

Important Information

6:30 pm on Mon,Tue,Thu.

-Please follow the guide’s instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard for the instructions.

-The Dojo or Training place is sacred place for Samurai training, please do not make unnecessary noise and touch things without being instructed.

-The amount of time allocated for the Tour is only an approximation, the whole program might require more or less time ?depending on situations, hence please ensure you have enough time to participate in this Tour without rushing.

-The service provided by this Tour will only be conduct in English and Japanese only.

-Please bring or wear loose fitted exercise clothing. (This is in case there is no size for Gi and Hakama or not enough uniforms to be provide, we may need to ask you to practice using your own personal cloth)

-Shower rooms are provided, please bring your own towel and change of clothing.

-For participants using glasses or spectacles. Please be inform due to difficulty of wearing head protector and possibility of damages to spectacles, it is not advisable to wear glass or spectacles during wearing the kendo head armor. Please bring ?contact lenses.

-Minimum age is 9 years.

-Not recommended for pregnant women.

-Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.

-If you have any inquiries, do send us a message and we will provide our service as best as possible.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

A

Alexa L.

Jul 20, 2019

Amazing experience!

Kenshi gave us an incredible kendo experience, and is an all-around delightful person! Absolutely recommend checking out his tour if you’re interested in trying out real Japanese kendo!

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Fiona W.

Jul 14, 2017

Good experience - worth doing.

Kenshi is obviously very experienced in Kendo and keen to share his knowledge. He is very friendly and although there is a bit of a language barrier at times it does not take away from the experience. We were met and taken back to the train station which was very helpful as there is no way we would have found the Dojo by ourselves. The whole experience took about 1hr 30minutes which I think was just about right given it's quite a physical tour. I was able to watch and take lots of pictures and a few videos so we have a record of what my husband and sons did. Would recommend the tour but NOT call it a Samurai tour - it is quite misleading as it is a KENDO experience.

Kenshi N.

Thank you for great feedback! Thank you once again for coming at our tour and we hope our paths will cross soon!

Helen grace M.

May 25, 2017

Great experience!

Unforgettable experience. My husband and son dual fight was amazing. Master Kenshin was also accomodating and helpful. Thank you again.

Kenshi N.

Thank you for coming our tour and we hope our paths will cross soon.

$134/ per person

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