Kyoto samurai experience. Sword lesson in Kyoto

Samurai Experience in Kyoto

SAMURAI EXPERIENCE in Kyoto

- Samurai Training -

Have you ever wanted to experience being trained by a real Samurai master? Learning the ancient ways of the Japanese katana? At the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum you can do just that, with the Samurai Experience Sword Lesson.

Samurai sword traning in Kyoto

Traditional clothes of the Samurai

For the Samurai Experience, you will wear the traditional clothing of the samurai. Whilst wearing Hakama, the Samurai Pants, and a traditional Kimono style top. Once you are clad in the clothes of the samurai, then the lesson can begin.

Samurai show in Kyoto

Learn traditional movements with the sword

The Samurai master will teach you how to properly wear and draw the sword, how to cut, and then a traditional Kata. A Kata is a demonstration of multiple movements with the sword done in succession. This experience lasts around thirty minutes, but the title of Samurai will last you a lifetime.

Samurai Training in Kyoto

Experience bow and arrow

Samurai used bows and arrows very often as weapons. The practice of shooting arrows while riding a horse was very important for the samurai. Can you hit the arrow on the target?

This ticket includes the full basic activities of the basic ticket.

  • Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

    Samurai armor trial

  • Samurai Sword in Kyoto

    Discover samurai weapons

  • Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

    Guided tour of the museum

  • Ninja Shuriken throw Kyoto

    Learn the secrets of ninja

  • Ninja Shuriken throw Kyoto

    Ninja star throw competition

  • Ninja weapons Kyoto

    Use the ninja blow gun

The ticket includes the full basic activities of the regular tour and ninja weapons experience. Once you have completed the activity then your Samurai experience truly begins.

Ticket including : 1. Guided tour of the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum / 2. Samurai armor trial / 3. Discover samurai weapons / 4. Samurai history quiz / 5. Ninja star throw competition / 6. Learn the secrets of ninja / 7. Use the ninja blow gun

Samurai Experience in Kyoto

Tameshigiri

- Samurai Sword Cutting Experience -

Have you ever wanted to try out a genuine Samurai sword? Well now is your chance. At the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Experience Museum you can do exactly that with this exclusive ticket. The word Tameshigiri means test-cutting, this is a traditional method for Samurai to test their skills and the quality of their swords.

Samurai sword cutting Kyoto

Lesson on how to use the Japanese Katana

When you come for Tameshigiri, you will get to wear the traditional clothes of the Samurai. You will also receive a lesson on how to use the Japanese Katana from our on-site, descended from Samurai, sword master. You will learn how to wear, draw and how to cut with the sword.

Samurai sword cutting Kyoto

Genuine old Samurai sword

Then the best bit, you get to use a genuine three hundred year old Samurai sword and will be cutting through targets. Your target is rolled Tatami. Tatami is rolled straw mats that have been soaked in water for twenty four hours. This gives the rolled mats the same average consistency as a human neck! You will get to prove your skills by cutting through these rolls under the very close supervision of a Samurai master.

This ticket includes the full basic activities of the basic ticket.

  • Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

    Samurai armor trial

  • Samurai Sword in Kyoto

    Discover samurai weapons

  • Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

    Guided tour of the museum

  • Ninja Shuriken throw Kyoto

    Learn the secrets of ninja

  • Ninja Shuriken throw Kyoto

    Ninja star throw competition

  • Ninja weapons Kyoto

    Use the ninja blow gun

With the Tameshigiri ticket, which includes the full regular entry and the additional cutting experience. Of course, the other activities from the basic ticket are included as well.

Ticket including : 1. Guided tour of the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum / 2. Samurai armor trial / 3. Discover samurai weapons / 4. Samurai history quiz / 5. Ninja star throw competition / 6. Learn the secrets of ninja / 7. Use the ninja blow gun

Basic Ticket

Guided tour
+ 2 Samurai experiences
+ 3 Ninja experiences

The guided tour will take you all the way through the history of the Samurai and Ninja with great tales and facts. After the museum offers activities so you can truly become a part of the history by becoming Samurai whilst wearing Samurai armour costumes and then being trained in the ancient arts of the Ninja by learning how to throw the Ninja star (Shuriken) and using Blowguns (Fukiya).

Guided tour of the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum

Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

The tour is entertaining and interesting for parents, kids and hardcore Samurai and Ninja fans. No matter your knowledge of Japan's history you can learn something and enjoy the stories of these famous warriors of old Japan. As you are taken through this tour you will also be able to check out, up close and personal, many of the artifacts the museum has on display. Swords, armour, tools, and implements of Japan’s history from the Edo period (three hundred years ago) and even further back in time! After that comes the really fun bit!

Samurai Experiences ( Included in the basic ticket )

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Samurai armor trial

With the activities you get to live the life of a samurai by wearing the samurai armour costumes and a sword, of course, this is the perfect time for those holiday snaps to really keep the memories of this experience alive.

Try on full samurai armor for your souvenir pictures. Our armors come in unisex styles and a variety of sizes for everyone, including children! You will even get a selection of varied replica swords to choose from.

Samurai Experience Kyoto

Discover samurai weapons

You’ll also get a glimpse of what it was like to be one of the most prestigious ruling classes of old Japan. Bear the honor of the samurai as you learn how to hold and sheath a katana, just like the samurai and their two swords – one for the enemy, and one for their honorable punishment.

Ninja Experiences ( Included in the basic ticket )

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Learn the secrets of ninja

The fun doesn’t stop there though, next up is your Ninja training!

You will learn about the ninja in Japan’s history and what kind of weapons and tools they used for their covert missions. Everyone in the family will be able to participate in games and workshops! The lessons will be fun and simple for the kids to enjoy.

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Ninja star throw competition

Learn how to throw ninja stars. Once you have had some practice then it’s time for the famous Ninja competition. Test your targeting skills with our fun activities like throwing a shuriken! You can have a friendly competition with your friends and family during the training.

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Use a Ninja blowgun

Your experience will also include using the ninja blowgun, also known as the fukiya. These can also be referred to as blow darts! You can have a friendly competition among your group during a target practice game too.

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