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Kyoto Samurai Experience : Samurai Sword Lesson
The Kyoto sword fighting lesson is offered everyday (except Tuesday) at the Samurai and Ninja Museum of Japan Kyoto. This is the only samurai sword experience in Kyoto where you would feel like a real samurai and have a real hands on sword experience different from some simple costume play. Many people come to Japan to learn about the history of samurai and fulfill their childhood dream of being a samurai and this is it. The lesson includes hakama wearing (optional), iaido sword fighting show, tameshigiri/test cutting (optional), free tour of the Samurai and Ninja Museum, wearing samurai armor and samurai helmet and posing in front of several samurai-theme backgrounds. The whole experience takes about 2 hours.
The lesson includes
- A hands on lesson about the basics of iaido. I aido is a form of martial arts that increases self-awareness and teaches the techniques of responding to a sudden attack by a sword
- A free tour of Samurai and Ninja Museum of Japan Kyoto
- Wearing a Hakama or kimono (this is optional)
- Wearing a samurai outfit and samurai helmet (included in your ticket price)
- Posing with swords in front of a studio or samura-themed backgrounds
Not IncludedTransportationHotel pickup and drop-off
Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum"Kyoto samurai & ninja museum. Kyoto's best rated samurai, ninja, martial arts and history museum. Our samurai souvenir gift shop also has swords, katana, tabi socks, tabi shoes. A samurai village and samurai house feeling including a ninja dojo inside the museum. The ninja park for kids and a separate kimono tea ceremony room for families also available. Samurai and Kyoto have always been associated throughout history. From the early Heian period to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate the samurai and ninja always roamed the streets of Kyoto. Now they are back! What is more, you can have a hands on experience including wearing a samurai armor, doing a shuriken (ninja star) throw and ninja blow gun. Japan's largest experience based museum dedicated to the glorious history of brave samurai warriors, everlasting ninja fighters and the martial arts. Located in the heart of Kyoto.
Address: Teramachi Utanokoji building 2F, 292, Higashidaimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 〒604-8043 google map
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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Is there a samurai show every day and every hour? Yes we continuously have samurai shows all the time. If sensei is not there, you are given voucher to come watch the samurai show on another day.
2- Is there are samurai gift shop in the museum? Yes, we have many samurai and ninja goods for sale.
3- Do you sell real or replica swords? Yes we sell both new and antique swords. We also ship them overseas for a small fee if you ask.
4- Do I need a reservation? We accept walk ins but it is cheaper to buy tickets online. Additionally, if you are visiting as a group, we can serve you better when we know what time you'll show up.