2-Hour Genuine Samurai Experience Through Kendo in Tokyo

Taito City, Japan
2 Hour Genuine Samurai Experience Through Kendo in Tokyo

From $124.43

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Practice the time-honored arts of samurai swordsmanship during this exclusive, hands-on Kendo workshop. Work one-on-one with an experienced Kendo instructor, with all equipment and armor included. Learn practical skills and put your new moves to the test during a tournament-style combat game. All experience levels are welcome, and participants receive complimentary drinks and a souvenir Kendo towel.
  • A hands-on Kendo workshop in Japanese martial arts of the samurai
  • Choose from flexible start times, with options to suit every schedule
  • Learn practical Kendo moves and tackle your opponents in a mock tournament
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks and go home with a keepsake Kendo towel

What's Included

  • Professional guide/instructor
  • Rental of kendo armor and equipment
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Japanese hand towel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Uguisudani Station
    1 Chome-4 Negishi, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0003, Japan

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Uguisudani Station, 1 Chome-4 Negishi, Taito City, Tokyo, Japan We'll be there with Kendo costume and taking sign.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The listed price does not include a transportation expenses between each activities
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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55 reviews
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Authentic feeling kendo...
Katrina_B, Jul 2023
Authentic feeling kendo experience. Lots of fun yelling and whacking people on the head with a bamboo sword.
Great samurai training
Christina_S, May 2023
We had a great time at the samurai training. We learned many techniques and even got to match. We were able to participate in a class with local trainees. Would highly recommend! Such a fun experience. Please note: this is a real, highly active class. Be sure to wear athletic wear.
Kendo Experience
Margo_W, Apr 2023
I appreciated the patience the Sensei had with each of us as well as the information and background about Kendo that was given.
A fun way to learn and exercise
Jody_C, Apr 2023
Highly recommend it to anyone going to Tokyo. We had a wonderful but tiring 2 hours learning the basic forms from a Kendo swordmaster. We lived to hear a "good" when we struck the proper spot and with the right form - or to try again! When we didn't take advantage to make a hit during sparing, a quick kote-men-2 points were heard from him. Ouch! My grandson rated this as one of his top 5 things we did for a week in Japan.
What a blast. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Nuriye_U, Dec 2022
Literally the best activity in Tokyo. Do not miss this opportunity for fun. It’s real martial arts but they make it incredibly fun.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your great review! We're looking forward to see you again.

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