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2-Hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto

  • 2-hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto
  • Learn the Way of the Warrior at a Kyoto Samurai House
  • Practice Swordsmanship basics, try on a traditional kimono, and handle a real Katana sword
2-Hour Samurai Experience in Kyoto
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Immerse yourself in Samurai history and culture during this 2-hour Samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert Samurai instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the ‘Way of the Warrior; handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
What to Expect

This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of Bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. 

:::Form Practice:::
Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form.

:::A Real Katana (Japanese sword):::
After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place the goza mat vertically on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test.

:::Zen (meditation):::
To wrap up the course you will be learn how to meditate using singing bowls.  A singing bowl is a type of bell, the sounds of which help to clear and calm the mind. Though this deep meditation you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life as well. 

Course Time 
Approximately 120min ( 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00  - 15:00 / 15:00 - 17:00 )

Our courses are conducted from 10AM / 1PM / 3PM. When reserving a spot please select from one of these times. We are happy to negotiate regarding different times or private sessions in the case of large groups and other special circumstances. Please email us in advance and also please be aware that other charges may sometimes be applied.

We generally try to avoid scheduling sessions where there is only one guest. When booking as a solo traveler please be aware that we may contact you regarding changing your reservation to a time where you can join with another person or group.

Reviews (83)
1 - 5 of 77 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great experience, highly recommended!

The experience surpassed my expectations. The guide/instructor speaks perfect English, is funny, thoughtful, and loves what he does. It’s a real samurai house and real katana. Nothing to think about just do it if you want to learn about the samurai culture and learn the...More

Thank geraldm614
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Unforgettable Samurai experience!

This was truly an exceptional experience! The passion that Shogo and his team have in sharing the history and the culture of the Samurai was very evident. Shogo goes into a very in-depth explanation of everything from the architecture of the building where the Samurai’s...More

1  Thank albertovazquezNY
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best experience in Kyoto hands down! The kindness and hospitality of the hosts are truly wonderful. The whole experience feels very personal and authentic. The house in itself is very beautiful and you will have the priviledge to learn from the masters. Forget about museums...More

Thank ekkamai88
Reviewed 1 week ago
Become a samurai for a few hours

If you want to became a samurai and taste what is like to wield a real katana that's your place! It all starts with a wonderful explanation of the building and the samurai back in time and then you go straight to your practice! It's...More

Thank Chiccachicca101
Reviewed 1 week ago
The zen meditation was my favorite

This was a good overview of samurai's and the staff were very friendly and open to any and all questions we had about japan and the culture. We really enjoyed watching Shogo with his sword, I wish there had been more time...it's actually mesmerizing to...More

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