Samurai sword experience (Need to Travel From Osaka to Kyoto)

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Price
¥3800 / person
¥3040 / person   (+ tax)
Another 10% OFF for 10 or more people

  • Our museum / Dojo started and grew in Osaka near the Dotonbori area.
  • Recently we moved our museum from Osaka to Kyoto. We are currently #1 rated samurai and ninja museum in Japan.
  • We are  recently selected as one of the Top Travelers’ Experiences 2019 by Tripadvisor.
  • We still have private ninja experience and kimono tea ceremony operations in the downtown Osaka area.
  • If you come from Osaka to Kyoto by train and show us this post, we will PAY FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION FEE! Kyoto is less than 1 hour away from OSAKA and there are trains every 5 minutes. If you have a JR pass you can go to Kyoto for free in 15 minutes by the bullet train!!!
  • Please see our packages and prices here
  • In our place in Osaka we still provide private ninja experience.
 PS: Online reservations only, public transportation only, for sword or ninja experiences only, mention in the “notes” when reserving that you’d be traveling from Osaka.
THIS IS WHAT IS AWAITING YOU IF YOU COME TO OUR PLACE FROM OSAKA

Samurai test-cutting tameshigiri experience in Kyoto (Tameshigiri). Use a real samurai sword and feel like a samurai.

Your childhood dream now comes true. You will be wearing a hakama or samurai armor (only available at the samurai and ninja museum) and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats. This centuries-old samurai practice is called Tameshigiri. It was born as a form of martial arts since the samurai always had to train to perfect their skills especially during the time of peace. Test cutting is used to check both the quality of a samurai sword and also the sophistication of the sword using skills of the samurai. There are many different materials to test the quality of cuts including thin steel, rice straws and tatami mats. In this experience you will use a material shown in the picture (tatami mats made out of bamboo).

    • Use a real samurai sword
    • Short sword lesson and sword practice included
    • Dress up like a samurai (you will put on a traditional hakama like a samurai)
    • Chop the tatami mat 
    • Once in a lifetime experience
    • Feel like a real samurai
    • Free tour of the samurai and ninja museum included 
    • Ninja experience included
    • The lowest price guarantee (similar experiences cost more than $100)
    • Convenient location in the Downtown area right by the Nishiki Market

This activity takes place inside the Kyoto samurai  & ninja museum (rated #1 museum in Kyoto) that is located right next to the Nishiki Market. You get a free guided tour of the samurai museum that is full of ancient artifacts, authentic samurai swords and tons of replica armors from the feudal Japan. You also get a tour of the ninja exhibitions. Being Japan’s largest experiential museum, the venue also provides kimono and yukata experiences, tea ceremony services and zen meditation services in case you have a friend or a family member who is coming along. You can have this experience on any day of the year.  Don’t forget to check out our samurai and ninja gift shop the only English-speaking place in downtown Kyoto that sells real samurai swords, replica swords, and antique samurai armors. We don’t make you just cut the tatami mat with a sword, we make you feel like a samurai and learn everything about the samurai culture and history. Come step into the ancient Japan and become a samurai for a day.

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Sword display at the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum

   

 

Samurai test-cutting experience (Tameshigiri)

Tameshigiri means test cutting which is a form of martial arts. Tameshigiri was born as a form of martial arts since the samurai always had to train to perfect their skills especially during the time of peace. Test cutting is used to check both the quality of a samurai sword and also the sophistication of the sword using skills of the samurai. There are many different materials to test the quality of cuts including thin steel, rice straws and tatami mats. In this experience you will use a material shown in the picture (tatami mats made out of bamboo).

  • Use a real samurai sword
  • Once in a lifetime experience
  • Feel like a real samurai
  • This is a brand new activity of the Bushido Samurai Museum

This activity takes place outside of Maikoya’s facility. It takes place in Kyobashi. You can have this experience on any day of the year. If you would like to experience tameshigiri (samurai sword cutting experience) at the Bushido Samurai Museum inside Maikoya, we can arrange this service for a small additional fee. Please contact us via email.

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