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Kyoto Samurai Sword Fighting Experience

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto Samurai Sword Fighting Experience

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Learn about martial arts and sword fighting during a hands-on experience at the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Kyoto. You'll find out what it's like to be a samurai as you learn basic techniques and practice with a sword. This is a great way to gain insight into a piece of Japanese culture.
  • Enjoy an immersive experience at Kyoto's Samurai and Ninja Museum
  • See traditional outfits, watch a samurai show, and take a sword-fighting lesson
  • Pose for photo ops holding a sword
  • Short experience doesn't take up much of your day
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A hands on lesson about the basics of iaido. I aido is a form of martial arts that increases self-awareness and teaches the techniques of responding to a sudden attack by a sword
A free tour of Samurai and Ninja Museum of Japan Kyoto
Wearing a Hakama or kimono (this is optional)
Watching a samurai kenbu show before the lesson
Watching a samurai test cutting (tameshigiri) show before the lesson
Posing with swords in front of a studio or samura-themed backgrounds
Transportation to/from attractions
SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE , Japan, 〒604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maikoya
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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