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Kyoto Samurai Experience

Closed Now: 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
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Kyoto Samurai Experience This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of Bushido (the way of the warrior) and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
111 Inabacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8803, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 80-4265-3100
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This experience has been our favourite part of our Japanese trip so far and something we will remember forever. Shogo and the samurai boys were incredibly skillful and knowledgeable. They were very encouraging and optimistic in their teaching method which made us feel comfortable and...More

Thank Demitraaak
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at the Samurai experience in Kyoto. You are dressed in traditional clothes and then there is a demonstration of some Samurai moves with a Katana (sword), which is incredible. Shogo, one of the guides there, seemed to be in an...More

Thank CS41986
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on my own to the Samurai experience held at a 250years old Samurai mansion. Booking went smoothly and quickly via email and they had availabilities the morning after. The instructers were very kind, helpful and spoke English very well. They dressed us in traditional...More

Thank Ping82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shogo, Hiro, and Kei are very helpful and friendly, we were guided on the way of life of Samurai, given demonstrations of some kata, practice with wooden katana then given REAL Katana to cut through wrapped tatami in a historic samurai house. It is an...More

Thank ericktimothy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doing the 2-hour Samurai Experience was one of the best moments in Kyoto. Everyone was really friendly and it was easy to understand and follow. You were also allowed to take pictures or videos at any time to remember the best moments. I can only...More

Thank Christin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Guide was very knowledgeable and very kind with 2 assistants. Very fluent in English and Japanese. If you want a 2 hours experience on samurai culture, i suggest you take this activity.

Thank jamesdyjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a fun and unique experience. The tour takes place in the house that previously belonged to a Samurai. You learn the history of the Samurai, the home and the katana. Our guide showed us 3 specific katas. We then practiced a movement...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you happen to have a chance while visiting Kyoto , we highly recommend the sammurai experience with sho go and his team . It was a pleasure to learn about the sammurai culture , particular how to use a Katana and what it symbolises...More

Thank Ames L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The experience surpassed my expectations. The guide/instructor speaks perfect English, is funny, thoughtful, and loves what he does. It’s a real samurai house and real katana. Nothing to think about just do it if you want to learn about the samurai culture and learn the...More

Thank geraldm614
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly an exceptional experience! The passion that Shogo and his team have in sharing the history and the culture of the Samurai was very evident. Shogo goes into a very in-depth explanation of everything from the architecture of the building where the Samurai’s...More

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goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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25 October 2017|
Response from Sohaib A | Reviewed this property |
Hi mariafidler, As far as i can tell, this shouldn't be a problem as they've only started late last year and i don't see any reason they would stop offering it. You might want to contact them using their fb page... More