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Kyoto Budo Center

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We have visited the Heian Shrine and the Gardens "next door" and heard the "Kiais" (screaming... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2014
Zug, Switzerland
Always great atmosphere

Always great to go here and relive old memories from 50 yrs ago when we would fight every month... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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26 May 2018
“Always great atmosphere ”
16 Dec 2017
“A bit of real Japanese culture ”
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46-2 Entomicho Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 75-751-1255
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Always great to go here and relive old memories from 50 yrs ago when we would fight every month against hordes of Japanese students for contest points Now it’s only used for kendo and and nagenata because there is a new budokan next door

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Be brave and wander in. We spent a relaxing hour watching a kids’ karate competition. We all enjoyed seeing families enjoy time together. And they really go for it, even the young ones.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have visited the Heian Shrine and the Gardens "next door" and heard the "Kiais" (screaming, martial arts style). We went through the gate (by the way, on the way from Heian Shrine to the Budo Center you'll see a Kendo-Shop on the other side...More

3  Thank swissami19
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

As stated previously, it is not easily access able by a metro station. We had to walk quite a bit, but it did not disappoint! We walked through the gate and went to the desk to find out what was going on. They gave us...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 1 August 2012

If you are at all interested in martial arts, your trip to Kyoto MUST include a stop at the Budo Center. This is actually a compound of buildings right next to Heian Shrine, and includes the old historic budo building (closed when I visited), a...More

4  Thank DCEllenH
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is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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