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Even in modern day Japan, the spirit of the samurai lives on! From watching master swordsmen show off their skills to learning how to fight with a katana sword, experience bushido firsthand. Attend the famous Ninja Academy in Tokyo, or enjoy a show or class in Kyoto.
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  1. Step into the Samurai Kembu Theater and experience the traditional culture of the sword. Wear a kimono as you watch an artistic performance by the masters.
    English Available

    From USD82.73

    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. Make your own accessory using Sanada Himo cords. This high-quality traditional Japanese cords were formally used as straps for samurai armor and swords. Learn from an experienced craftsman and take home your own creation.
    English Available

    From USD18.39

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. 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.
    English Available

    From USD36.77

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. 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.
    English Available


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  5. Experience wearing a haori and hakama, which are traditional formal garments for men. Dress yourself up and take photos as a memory of Kyoto.


    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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