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Beginner Friendly Kendo Lesson with English-Speaking Instructor in Tokyo


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Discover the way of the sword through a kendo lesson with an experienced English-speaking instructor. Learn how to use the sword, along with wearing the armor, and discover the art of swordsmanship.

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One of Japan's most famous and beautiful martial arts, experience a bit of life in the dojo with this fun kendo experience. Taught in English, you will get a good overview not only of the sport itself, but also its roots is bushido (the Way of the Warrior) and dojo etiquette.
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Starting time: 08:00 - 20:00 (Show details)
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  • 07:30-08:00 Meet at JR Uguisudani Station or Pick-up at Hotel
  • 08:00 Check-in at Kendo Dojo
  • Armor Instruction (20 min)
    cf7e759990eabdb39261e7957a704e8d8083ae87 Begin by learning about each part of the kendo armor and how to put on each piece, assisted by your instructor
  • Learn About the Samurai (10 min)
    cf7e759990eabdb39261e7957a704e8d8083ae87 Learn a little bit about the history and the role of the samurai in Japanese history.
  • Practice Striking (30 min)
    Take up your bamboo sword and learn the proper posture, how to hold the sword and the basic movements.
  • Kendo Experience (20 min)
    After getting used to handling the sword, experience striking an opponent while wearing the full armor.
  • Demonstration by Your Instructor (10 min)
    Watch your experienced instructor perform with the sword. See professional swordsmanship up close!
  • Sparring (20 min)
    cf7e759990eabdb39261e7957a704e8d8083ae87 Face off against a fellow opponent to get a feeling for what a real kendo match is like!
  • 11:00-12:00 Activity Ends on Site or Drop-off at Hotel
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please remove earrings, watches and any other accessories prior to starting the lesson.
Additional Note(s)
    • Please follow your guide's instructions at all times. We will not be responsible for any accidents caused by the disregard of instructions.
    • The dojo (training place) is a sacred place. Please do not make unnecessary noise or touch things without permission.
    • Do not swing the bamboo sword around aimlessly or play around with it.
    • When sparring, please be careful when going against opponents that are smaller than you. Please respect your opponent at all times.
    • There is a limited number of armor.
      If the armor does not fit properly or safely, the lesson plan will be altered.
    • Stay hydrated and take breaks during the lesson.
    • Please keep all your belongings inside your locker or have the staff keep an eye on any personal belongings.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 30.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 3 - 4.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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