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Become a Samurai Warrior

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HIGHLIGHTS

Practice Iaido on real target with real swords  #cc1000008

  • 3.5 hour total

  • English

  • Age 10+

  • 7 〜 8

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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WHAT TO EXPECT

- Learn Japanese martial art "Iaido (居合道 Iaidō)" 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.

  • Get Ready

    First you need to look the part! Get dressed in the dojo's uniform.

  • Prepare Targets

    Prepare the targets that you will then cut to pieces.

  • Prepare Targets

    The staff will guide you step by step.

  • Use real swords

    You will use real, razor sharp katana!

  • Learn sword safety and technique

    Listen carefully to the instructions and learn the proper way to handle a katana

  • Learn the moves

    Follow along with the instructor and learn the true way of the samurai!

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DETAILS

  • Duration

    3.5h

  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    7 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    10+

  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 32 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥13,000〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥13,000〜

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience Training Practice Clothes Interpreter Insurance

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Sport clothes T-shirt to wear inside the practice clothes. Short pants for ladies if necessary. Drink. Towel *All the watches, necklaces and similar jewelry should be taken out during the training. *Exclusion* Round trip train ticket from Shibuya station (about 3000 yen)

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EVENT RATING

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    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 ~!See moreSee less

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    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!See moreSee less

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    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.See moreSee less

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    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.See moreSee less

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    Alice Balle

    This tour is the best that I've done!

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

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