Samurai Sword Dance Lesson at Samurai Kembu Theater in Kyoto

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Discover your samurai spirit!

Discover the techniques of the samurai and learn the basics of kembu, a refined style of sword dancing that passes down the samurai spirit and methods.

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  • Family posing in samurai outfits in Kyoto
  • Kembu sword fighter in a ready stance
Learn and practice the traditions of Japanese samurai with the elegant yet martial kembu sword dance. Kembu, literally sword dancing, was designed and practiced by samurai to prepare themselves before battle. In the movie "The Last Samurai" you can see actors performing kembu on the day before the battle. Later, the practice changed to ensure sword work could be passed on and taught, even when the samurai class was prohibited from openly carrying swords. Join this informative and fun cultural class, and take a step to becoming a samurai!
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Price
Full Sword Dance Lesson
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2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 15.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 55.38
USD 55.38
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 46.15
USD 46.15
Observer (Age 5 & over)
USD 9.23
USD 9.23
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 55.38
USD 55.38
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 46.15
USD 46.15
Observer (Age 5 & over)
USD 9.23
USD 9.23
Begin to learn the traditional sword dance in this roughly 2 hour lesson.
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Instructor / Photo service / English-speaking assistant / Lesson fee
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Starting time: 11:00 18:00
Starting time: 11:00 18:00
  • 11:00 Meet at Samurai Kembu Theater
  • 11:15 Samurai Sword Dance Lesson
    Kembu sword fighter in a ready stance Get to grips with this artistic martial dance form, and learn some of the basic sword techniques of kenbu, directly passed down from samurai!
  • 13:00 Tour Ends at Samurai Kembu Theater
Add-ons:
Kimono Dressing + USD 27.69
Family posing in samurai outfits in Kyoto Try learning the sword dance in the traditional kimono! This creates a fuller experience, and lets you really get to understand the culture. Lots of sizes available, including child sizes.
Kimono Dressing + USD 27.69
Family posing in samurai outfits in Kyoto Try learning the sword dance in the traditional kimono! This creates a fuller experience, and lets you really get to understand the culture. Lots of sizes available, including child sizes.
Package detail / Schedule
Introductory Sword Dance Lesson
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 15.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 36.92
USD 36.92
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 27.69
USD 27.69
Observer (Age 5 & over)
USD 4.62
USD 4.62
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 36.92
USD 36.92
Child (Age 5-11)
USD 27.69
USD 27.69
Observer (Age 5 & over)
USD 4.62
USD 4.62
Take a short 1 hour lesson, and study the basics of the traditional sword dance!
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Instructor / Photo service / English-speaking assistant / Lesson fee
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 11:00 14:00 18:00
Starting time: 11:00 14:00 18:00
  • 11:00 Meet at Samurai Kembu Theater
  • 11:15 Samurai Sword Dance Lesson (~1 hour)
    Traditional Kembu sword fighting Learn the basics of samurai kenbu, and get a feel for this elegant martial dance form in an introductory lesson.
  • 12:15 Tour Ends at Samurai Kembu Theater
Add-ons:
Kimono Dressing + USD 27.69
Family posing in samurai outfits in Kyoto Try learning the sword dance in the traditional kimono! This creates a fuller experience, and lets you really get to understand the culture. Lots of sizes available, including child sizes.
Kimono Dressing + USD 27.69
Family posing in samurai outfits in Kyoto Try learning the sword dance in the traditional kimono! This creates a fuller experience, and lets you really get to understand the culture. Lots of sizes available, including child sizes.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Comfortable clothing
    • No tight skirts
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Your reservation will be canceled if you are more than 30 minutes late.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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    • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 15.
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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.
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(2 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 - 2 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

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