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Become a Samurai Warrior



Practice Iaido on real target with real swords  #cc1000008

  • 3.5 hour total

  • English

  • Age 10+

  • 7 〜 8



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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- 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!



  • Duration


  • 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


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

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


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Experience Training Practice Clothes Interpreter Insurance


  • 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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  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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