1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Samurai Kembu Theater

Kyoto Samurai Class: Become a Samurai Warrior

Product ID: 62137
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Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during a 1-hour class in Kyoto. Study the basic techniques of the ancient Japanese warriors and get an introduction to the samurai art.
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Duration: 135 minutes
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  • Attend a samurai lesson in Kyoto
  • Learn from a samurai master how to bow, draw a sword and strike with stylized movements
  • Enjoy a photo session in your costume and receive a completion certificate
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Study the art of the samurai warrior class that ruled ancient Japan for centuries. Practice the stylized movements that make up the samurai technique as you handle a sword and uncover the discipline of Kembu.

Watch a 3-minute film about the basics of the samurai. Then, suit up and take hold of your samurai sword. Learn how to bow before your sword training begins. Discover how to draw it and replace it in its protective scabbard.

Get a short photo shoot in your samurai suit, and then discover how to wield the sword against a potential opponent. End with a respectful bow to your instructor, grab your souvenir photos and certificate of achievement before leaving.
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Photo shoot
  • Tenugui" towel (traditional towel from Japan)
  • Completion certificate
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Samurai Kembu Theater (Kyoto dojo), 35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku, B1F Gozan Building, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• The minimum age for this activity is 5 years old
• Please wear clothes suited for exercise and moving around
• Bookings can be cancelled up to 1 day before your class at no charge. Bookings cancelled on the day are subject to a 30% cancellation fee. No shows will be charged 100% of the activity cost

From £73.20 per person

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Product ID: 62137