1. Japan
  2. Kantō Region
  3. Tokyo

Samurai Kendo 1-Day Experience

Product ID: 82104
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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.
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Duration: 6 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Try a Kendo experience
  • Eat a special samurai lunch
  • Visit the Kendo gear factory
Full description
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

-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)
Includes
  • Professional guide/instructor
  • Rental of kendo armor and equipment
  • Free mineral water
  • Free Japanese hand towel
  • Special lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation expenses
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Uguisudani station North exit

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Important information
Know before you go
• Move by public transport between each activity
• Please bring or wear loose fitted exercise clothing if you can. (This is in case there is no size for Kendo wear or not enough uniforms to be provide, we may need to ask you to practice using your own personal cloth)
• 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
• 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

From US$ 200 per person