Have a taste of a real samurai experience through the lens of Japanese traditional martial arts call Kendo. We provide 1-day tour services in Tokyo: Kendo experience activity, special samurai lunch at a Kendo restaurant, visiting Kendo gear factory.
JR Uguisudani Station North Exit
Try a Kendo experience(Samurai culture instruction/Practical guidance by a well trained guide/Guide demonstration/Tournament style combat game)
Eat a special samurai lunch(Special SAMURAI meal/Taking photographs with SAMURAI armor/Watch a movie of kendo matches/Selling KENDO goods)
Visit the Kendo gear factory(Introduction to KENDO/Q&A session with master/Selling KENDO goods)
JR Shinjuku Station or Nishishinjuku 5 cho-me Station
-What You'll Do-
Try a Kendo experience
Eat a special samurai lunch
Visit the Kendo gear factory
Get a taste of the real samurai experience through the lens of Japanese traditional martial arts call Kendo. Try a Kendo experience activity, a special Samurai lunch at a Kendo restaurant and then visit a Kendo gear factory.
What to Expect
With over 20 years of Kendo experience, Keio University Kendo club graduate Japanese kendo practitioner and Malaysian Kendo representatives will help you learn and experience authentic kendo while great fun and safely.
You will be guided thoroughly until you can have a taste of combat game or match. Have a taste of a real “Battle” and bring forth the fighting. You will be tested and will have the chance to test what you have learn during the tour through “Balloon Kendo” with other participant in mini-tournament format.
After the Kendo experience, you'll be taken to lunch at Kendo restaurant. You'll be provided with a special samurai meal and Kendo/Samurai goods. You can enjoy a traditional Japanese meal and atmosphere. Visit, then, the Kendo factory, and see "Bogu", the suit of armour used in KENDO, a traditional craft that has been passed on for generations in Japan for over a century. A guide will first bring you through the principles and ideals of the Samurai and Kendo which will be followed by a tour to the traditional armour workshop, where the craft has been passed on in the family for many generations. Experience the "Samurai Spirit" and "the heart of the craftsman
Time: About 6 hours
participants: 2-6 people
-Model schedule 1-
8:40,Meeting at Uguisudani station North exit
9:00-11am, Kendo experience(at Uguisudani)
12:00-13:00, Lunch at Kendo restaurant(at Ikebukuro)
14:00-15:00, Visiting Kendo gear factory(at Nishishinjuku 5cho-me)
-Model schedule 2-
9:40,Meeting at Uguisudani station North exit
10:00-12, Kendo experience(at Uguisudani)
13:00-14:00, Lunch at Kendo restaurant(at Ikebukuro)
15:00-16:00, Visiting Kendo gear factory(at Nishishinjuku 5cho-me)
・Rental of kendo armor and equipment
・Free mineral water
・Free Japanese hand towel
・Hotel pick-up and drop-off
6:30 pm on Mon,Tue,Thu.
-We'll move by public transport between each activities.
-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.
Our guide was very helpful and taught me and brother a lot about samurai swords. My brother enjoyed training with him over simple techniques. He was a very good guide.
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!
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.
Thank you for great feedback! Thank you once again for coming at our tour and we hope our paths will cross soon!
Unforgettable experience. My husband and son dual fight was amazing. Master Kenshin was also accomodating and helpful. Thank you again.
Thank you for coming our tour and we hope our paths will cross soon.