Tickets for Samurai Kembu Theater Sword Performance Show

Traditional Kembu sword fighting

Check out Samurai warriors in action

Check out this showcase of the samurai art of kembu. The powerful sword dance will have you marvelling at the skill of the masters as they perform this unique Japanese art.

  • Traditional Kembu sword fighting
  • Kembu sword fighter in a ready stance
  • Family posing in samurai outfits in Kyoto
  • Kembu2
The brave samurai are icons of Japanese culture. This is your chance to see them in action in an exciting, kid-friendly performance in Kyoto! Samurai kembu is a traditional performing art done with a Japanese katana and fan. The word kembu means sword dance. It was used by samurai to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration before battle. In the movie "The Last Samurai" you can see actors performing kembu before battle. Usually samurai kembu artists perform to background music, creating a beautiful moving performance.
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 27.49
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Child (Age 5-11)
USD 18.33
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 27.49
USD 27.49
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 18.33
USD 18.33
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Photo service / English-speaking assistant / Samurai Kembu Demonstration
Package detail / Schedule
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Starting time: 13:00 17:00
Starting time: 13:00 17:00
  • 13:00 Check-in at Samurai Kembu Theater
  • Please show your printed Veltra voucher when checking in
  • 13:15 Showtime!
    The masters will give a brief introduction about Japanese traditions and art.
  • Classic Kembu
    Kembu sword fighter in a ready stance Traditional kembu is usually accompanied by Japanese short poems, which were mostly written by samurai before major events in their life. In feudal times, samurai were said to perform Kembu to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration.
  • A Glimpse into the Life of a Samurai
    Kembu4 When samurai were 6 years old they were given a sword. This helped them learn the responsibility of carrying a dangerous weapon and also gave a sense of pride. You can learn some practices of the samurai even now!
  • Freestyle Kembu
    Traditional Kembu sword fighting This fast-paced and dramatic performance is based on a historical story. Check out the thrilling action as experts clash.
  • 14:05 Photo Time
    Kembu2 After the performance you can take pictures with the masters!
  • 14:15 Performance Ends
    • Guests can participate in this activity in a wheelchair with advance notice.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Children four (4) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
    • Your reservation will be canceled if you are more than 30 minutes late.
    • If you are running late, be sure to contact the activity provider.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 23:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 27.49
USD 27.49

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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