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Small-Group Bushido Experience in Tokyo

Service provided by TABICA

Practice Iaido on real target with real swords.  

Overview

  • Summary - Learn "Iado" like the samurai, using the 400-year old authentic method - Visit the only place an Tokyo where you can practice with a real sword - Learn to wield a sword and feel the authentic samurai experience

    Bushido is the way of the Samurai warrior and the code that the Samurai have to live by. During this experience, you will learn the techniques and the control needed to conduct yourself as the samurai once did. Through the use of a real Japanese Katana you will practice Iaido on real targets and cut them to pieces. The dojo (Japanese for training hall) we will be visiting is called the “Ryuseikan”, which sits at an easily accessible location from parts of central Tokyo (Shibuya, Shinjuku etc.) Once we arrive at the dojo, the Bushido master will serve as your guide for the day. There will also be a translator to help you communicate so that you can enjoy focusing and honing your skills. We will spend about 2 hours at the dojo, participating in basic training and different techniques needed to live in the way of the warrior.
  • Category Culture and Crafts
  • Area Tokyo
  • Age range 18+
  • Experience Time 3.5 hours (13:30-17:00)
  • Availability 03/23/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Maximum number of participants 8
  • Minimum number of participants 2 Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met.
    Accompanied infants participate for free.
  • Weather Restrictions Available Rain or Shine
  • Price ¥13,000 (adults)
    Free (children)
    Free (infants)
  • A message from the host At Ryuseikan, we want to find back the essence of bushido that have mostly been lost through the ages. We want to help the world understand what is the real way of the warrior. Through the world of today Japan's culture is well known but also suffers from a lot of misunderstandings and interpretations. Come to our Iaido Dojo to experiment a real Katana and how to safely cut with it.

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Your Host

Michinari SAKAGUCHI

  Hi, I am Michinari. I seek to spread “Bushido spirit” to the world through the experiences offered here at Ryuseikan. Our style of Bushido is focused on using real katana to gain a better control of your mind and body.

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Customer Reviews

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リ インシン

リ インシン

The experience is very nice~!During the experience ,I learn new things about Japan Bushido, and make friends from other coutries ~!

MALI

MALI

It's a great tour for you to experience the Japanese Bushido spirit! The local host is very friendly and he fully conveys his passion towards Bushido with participants. You can learn how to hold the sword, and to think and act like a true Samurai!

Reana Liu

Reana Liu

I did the Bushido / Samurai experience in this tour and it was amazing for me. We sweared the Hakama (Samurai's cloth) and used the real sword to cut the targets made by Tatami. This tour let me become a Samurai and knew this Japanese history/ culture in real. It's really cool for me.

Sylvain GARNAVAULT

Sylvain GARNAVAULT

Japan is knowed worldwide for it's martial expert. Bushido is often misunderstood and need to be experience from the roots. Having the great chance to meet and master and benefits from his teaching is very unique. It ever come to be greater when we are granted to experiment a katana slicing into a training mat. A very deep and great experience.

Alice Balle

Alice Balle

This tour is the best that I've done. Big thrills, japanese tradition, physical activities, feeling of exclusivity, very good organisation and perfect translation. Very nice and smart tomo, making us comfortable, relax, and serious in the same time, giving details and help. Definitly amazing moment, and big memories. Thank you

Marcel Jogl

Marcel Jogl

Visiting real Japanese dojo and practice Iaido on real targets was amazing experience. I'm glad, that I had the opportunity to learn little bit about the way of the Samurai warrior. Master Sakaguchi-san is patient and kind teacher. Also very funny!! Many thanks to our interpreter Rachael. She took nice care of our group and helped us to enjoy the trip without a problem.

Petar Hristov

Petar Hristov

The tour offered a unique opportunity to know more about and experience Japanese culture and customs. The word "experience" is key here because the trip was interactive, meaning that we, the participants, actually got to DO things instead of just passively aquire information by observing. In this respect I think that the name of the program. "Experience+" is really suitable. The organization was good, I just had to appear at the meeting place and follow the kind guide.

Yu ning Chen

Yu ning Chen

It's very good experience

Hsin Chieh Wang

Hsin Chieh Wang

Very interesting. I want to learn more about it

Charles Chen

Charles Chen

Probably the only place in Tokyo to experience Japanese sword cutting using real swords. The mater is kind, humorous, and for sure a real modern samurai.

Charles Simms

Charles Simms

Awesome

FanGengRui

FanGengRui

日本の侍精神を勉強なりました、侍にとして体だけ強いのはまだまだ、心の方も強くなければなりません

何品君

何品君

i think the seeing time can be shorter although it's really exciting to see the profession teacher to practice .i would like to join if possible. cause i can experience the real Japanese culture from the tour. it's really good that I can see the really Japan from the tour. Bushido tour is not only about the sword, it's about the spirit, religion and the history of Japan. I am happy I can have a glimpse of this gorgeous culture via this experience.

Benoît Guerville-Bal

Benoît Guerville-Bal

This tour "Become a sword master" was really interesting. I regret to haven't more manipulated a sword and in various ways. Factually, we only learned one move in 3h. Thus I cannot conclude that I became a sword master. I also regret a little bit to haven't had the time of asking questions to the Sensei. Nevertheless, it was really interessting to have the opportunity of manipulating a real samurai sword, and this under the supervision of a japanese sword master. I appreciated the spirit of this martial art (concentrated on yourself and your feelings), and I will appreciate practicing again. Roland was a good translator, even with the quickness of the host. He helps us to feel confident during the "class", and that was appreciable.

Kaori

Kaori

The good points are there were several foreigners who are pupils in the Dojo, and they explained more detailed what about Japanese chivalry spirit to a guest in English. There was also a representative of the Dojo so he showed us his practice after an experience ended. I can't find any bad points in particular.

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