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Secrets of the Samurai: 1-Hour Lesson in Tokyo

Product ID: 124121
Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during a one-hour class in Tokyo. Study the basic techniques of the ancient Japanese warriors and get an introduction to the samurai art.
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Duration: 1 hour
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  • Attend an authentic samurai lesson in Tokyo
  • 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
Full description
Ever fancied experiencing the life and culture of a samurai? Now you can at this samurai kembu workshop. Kembu is a traditional Japanese stage performance art that utilizes the katana (traditional Japanese sword) and traditional Japanese fan while expressing the poems that were sung and recited by the samurai.

Go to an authentic samurai experience workshop gym (dojo) located near the Ginza area in Tokyo. Try on clothes that are worn in kembu performances, learn how to handle a Japanese sword and Japanese fan in a fun way and experience the way of the samurai for yourself.

This is a unique and mind-enriching traditional Japanese experience to add to your Tokyo visit. Attend this authentic course which allows you to experience the samurai spirit. Learn the basic techniques of kembu such as handling a Japanese sword, performing slashing techniques and some simple samurai actions. You can also learn how to handle a Japanese fan and the way of bowing and walking in traditional arts.
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Photo shoot
  • Completion certificate
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

1-19-7 Shintomi, Akuta Awazu Building 5F, Chuo 104-0041, Tokyo.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• The minimum age for this activity is five 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
• Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the starting time at the departure point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We had an excellent lesson with Taro. He is extremely knowledgeable and really helped us to understand the samurai. I booked this for my husband’s 30th birthday in March and he loved it. If you’re looking to truly learn about samurai and get some amazing photos, then this is the experience for you. Out of many activities like this we’re so pleased we picked this one as Taro was an excellent teacher!

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April 27, 2020

What an interesting and fun activity! Not only will you have the opportunity to learn a few moves with s katana, but also you will learn about samurais and their art form. Our teacher was great: excellent English language, very helpful and friendly, and interested in learning about our own culture as well. Would certainly recommend it!

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January 21, 2020

To do absolutely !!!

An experience that we will not forget, capable young teacher, courteous and friendly, speaks English very well. Suitable for all ages. The lesson consists of three parts: after a 4-minute introductory video, useful for framing the historical period of the samurai, you get to the heart of the lesson with the teaching of the various moves of the Kembu art. Then there is the dressing with traditional costumes and related photos. The final part teaches other strokes and the samurai posture. We had a lot of fun and we found the release of the final certificate nice.

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May 29, 2019

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Samurai Kembu Co.

Product ID: 124121