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Samurai experience For Families and Groups- Armor Trial Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto (Relocated From Osaka)
- 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.
- CLICK HERE to see the experiences we provide and the location of our museum/dojo.
- We are also the only experience selected as Top Travelers’ Choice 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!!!
- In our place in Osaka we still provide private ninja experience.
- A knowledgeable tour guide will walk you through the rooms of the samurai museum and explain everything you wondered about the samurai in plain English. You will learn when the samurai emerged, what kind of weapons they used, what is their armor made of, what is their sword made of and etc..
- The tour is well organized and fun.
- It starts with the Kofun period and ends with the modern times, not just some random info or random artifacts. More importantly, this is the only museum that gives you a hands on samurai experience.
- Your guide will lead you to a traditional Japanese room decorated by swords and armors.
- In this room you will have a chance to put on a samurai helmet and a light samurai armor.
- You will also get to hold and pose with a number of different kinds of replica swords.
- This activity is included in the fee, there is no additional charge. You can take many instagramworthy photos.
- During the last phase of your trip you will have a calligraphy experience led by your tour guide.
- You will be provided with the Japanese calligraphy brush and the special paper.
- Your guide will show you how to write the common kanji characters and how to write the kanji for samurai.
- You can take your work home as a souvenir. This activity is included in the fee, there is no additional charge.
*Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
*Special experience of Japanese culture
*Enjoyable experience with children
*Learning about the history of Japanese culture
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.
The word samurai is Japanese, but people from all over the globe are familiar with the term. Universally associated with bravery, martial and military skills and above all else, honor, samurai were part of the military caste in feudal Japan. The samurai have been a part of the Japanese culture from the time of their rise to power around in the 11th century to 1868 when the government abolished the feudal system. The samurai were so admired for their dedication and adherence to the samurai code that ordinary Japanese citizens began to incorporate the ideals of respect, loyalty, and honor into everyday society. The weapons and armor changed over the years, but the samurai are closely connected to the traditional long sword called a katana. They also carried a short sword or knife known as a tachi. Wearing a katana and a tachi combination was called daisho. The daisho became the hallmark of the Samurai. The two swords represented the path of the samurai. The katana was the symbol for fighting a righteous battle, and the daisho was a reminder of personal honor. The Samurai may not roam Japan anymore, but the spirit and dedication to the samurai code of ethics remains.
• Samurai and their code are familiar around the world.
• The Samurai code included bravery, loyalty, respect, and
• Samurais were well skilled in battle and military maneuvers
• The spirit of the samurai lives on in Japan.
The Samurai Experience
Maikoya Osaka located in the heart of Osaka offers a wide assortment of authentic Japanese traditional activities and events held at the cultural center. Maikoya has created a special opportunity for visitors to step back in time and experience being a samurai. You will learn about the samurai, how they dressed for battle, the armor they wore and the weapons they used. A unique room has been prepared to simulate the Sengoku period, a time of war and military campaigns when the Samurai helped unite the country. Maikoya provides everything you need for the Samurai Experience You can choose the type of Samurai experience you want most. You can be a samurai warrior and pick your armor from different time periods and purposes. The Samurai experience is available to the entire family. Children (6 years old and up please) love to dress up as a samurai in an authentic costume. Learn a few fighting moves and how to properly sheath your samurai sword. You can be a Japanese princess dressed in a beautiful kimono while a loyal samurai in traditional dress accompanies you. The guests choose from different outfits and accessories. Photo opportunities are available throughout the Samurai Experience. Do not miss the Samurai Museum with armor, swords and other pieces from history. Visit the Maikoya Osaka and become a modern day samurai.
• Children love the Samurai experience
• Activities the entire family can enjoy
• Authentic Samurai costumes and accessories
• Photos help you remember your adventure, and you can
share the fun with friends and family
Samurai in Osaka (full body armor (light))
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
MAIKOYA OSAKAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257