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Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo



Use a Real Sword and Targets to Practice Bushido

  • Join a hands-on course in Iaido, a sword-based martial art from Japan, and learn the 400-year old authentic method used by samurai.
  • Take this rare chance and visit one of the only schools in the Kanto area that allows guests to practice using real swords.
  • Learn firsthand how samurai culture influenced swordsmanship and how Bushido, the samurai warrior code, has played a key role in Japanese martial arts throughout history to today.
  • All year

  • 3 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 6



Hi, I am Yui. I started learning Kobudo, ancient Japanese martial arts while I was an actress and became well versed in this martial art. After being in several movies, TV, and plays, I was able to learn under the grand master Hiroyuki Yashiro, who is also a film producer, and established "Kobudo Musubi". I seek to spread “Bushido spirit” to the world through the experiences offered here. Our style of Bushido is focused on using real katana to gain a better control of your mind and body. I conduct many lectures to visitors and foreign residents who live in Japan. I have also been in many videos, plays, and magazines. Learning and practicing Japanese martial arts seems difficult, but by joining my private lesson, you will be able to accomplish its basics in 3 hours. Enjoy using your mind and body to learn the ways of Bushido.

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If you’re interested in Japanese martial arts, Samurai or Bushido culture, then this must-try experience is perfect for your next adventure in Japan! This crash-course lesson will introduce Kobudo, a cultural tradition of Japanese martial arts that dates back to over 700 years ago. Kobudo is a rare skill that’s never-seen seen in competitive games because it’s based on the ability to deliver a fatal blow. In this experience you’ll learn the history and core spirit of Kobudo, all while practicing three authentic Japanese martial arts, including Karate, Jo, and Iaido, in the same method samurai once did. You’ll acquire the basic skills used to wield a Japanese sword properly, practice how to handle an opponent, and step in the shoes of a samurai warrior. As a special highlight, you’ll also get to defeat a straw target with a Katana, a real Japanese sword. Whether you’re a novice or experienced participant, this immersive look at the culture of Japan’s samurai will become a one-of-a-kind memory (and amazing photo!) during your travels in Japan.

  • Meet your host, Yui and Hiro!

  • Change into authentic Samurai attire (provided)

  • After an initial course in Karate, you’ll dive into a lesson of “Jo” and its techniques.

  • Grab a sword, it’s time for Iaido!

  • The host will teach you how to hold and swing a real Katana.

  • Now it's your time to try! Strike the straw target!



  • Duration


    (14:00 〜 16:45)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take Shinjuku Line to Keio Nagayama Station. (approx. 40min from Shinjuku Station).

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 6

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

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

All activities, Kimono, Hakama (Japanese traditional formal dress), Weapons, Katana(Real sword), Video shooting, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    Sporty clothes, towel, bottled water

  • Meeting Point

    In front of FORESTY COFFEE at Keio-Nagayama Station/Odakyu-Nagayama Station. (There is only one ticket gate.)

  • Additional Info

    ●The host is flexible and may be able to accommodate your requests regarding the starting time of the experience.
    ●The price for a child applies to those who are under 15.
    ●Child under 15 may use an practice sword instead of a real sword.

    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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