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The Ultimate Samurai Experience through Kendo in Tokyo

HIGHLIGHTS

An Opportunity to Gear Up in Traditional Kendo Uniform and Armour

  • Try on kendo uniform and armor.
  • The host has an amazing 25 years experience in kendo.
  • The dojo is only 10 minutes away from Tokyo Station.
  • All Year

  • 2 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Age 10+

  • 2 〜 10

YOUR HOST

Kenshi NAGAMATSU

Hi, I am Kenshi. I started practicing kendo at the age of 5 and has over 25 years of experience. I have been a part of the kendo club since junior high school and continued even after becoming a professional in the workforce. During high school, I was the runner up for Kanagawa Prefecture's High School Kendo Competition! In order to spread kendo to the world, I started my own company called the Kendo Experience Tour (SAMURAI TRIP) in 2016. Now, I am teaching many foreigners about the traditions of the Japanese martial art of kendo.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

A real hands on experience to learn what a Samurai is like, through the practice of Japan's martial art, kendo. Of course, you will have the opportunity to wear the kendo armour and uniform. First, you will learn how to properly wear it both. Then, you will learn the kendo manners and etiquette. Once you understand that, you will wield the bamboo sword and learn how to practice swinging. Specifically, how to swing at the "men" (face), "do" (breastplate) and "kote" (hand). You will then watch the teacher's demonstration and participate in a match as well. A great oppportunity to truly experience kendo by wearing the uniform, armour and participate in a match!

  • Learn the manner of Kendo.

  • Learn how to hold sword which is called "Shinai" in Japanese.

  • Take the "Men"

  • Let's try the game!

  • See the host's game.

  • Take a photo with your host!

DETAILS

  • Duration

    2h

    (10:00 〜 12:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the JR Yamanote Line to Uguisudani St. (approx.10min from Tokyo Station)
    Take the Yamanote Line to Uguisudani st (approx. 20 min from Shinjuku st)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 10

    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, 7 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥19,000〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥17,000〜

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience, Insurance, Clothes, Armor, Water, Tenugui(Towel)

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Please wear active attire that is easy to move in.

  • Meeting Point

    North Exit of Washitani Station

  • 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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