Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Kyoto Samurai Experience

Traveler Friendly
You have an interpreter with you at all times!
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Japanese and English.
171 3 7.3 1 reviews
Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Kyoto Samurai Experience

Traveler Friendly
You have an interpreter with you at all times!
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Japanese and English.
171 3 7.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
The way of the warrior in Kyoto: use a real katana at Kyoto Samurai Experience!
Have you ever wondered what wielding a real katana would be like? I know I have. And in Kyoto, you actually get to experience this, and you even get cut a goza mat with your katana! The experience takes place in a 250-year old samurai mansion, which used to belong to a high-ranking samurai who was related to the imperial family through marriage. The experience starts with the staff telling about the samurai mansion, the history of it and about all the symbolism you can see inside of it. Then you get to actually see the sensei (master), Masato Tabata, who will tell you about the samurai, Zen, and display some of his awesome sword skills.
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User Reviews
7.3 Great
experience8.0 access7.0 photogenic7.0
Lars
Dec. 10, 2018
Details
Open Hours
The course takes approximately 120 minutes and is run twice a day, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Reservations
Reservation needed.
Closed
Irregular holidays.
Price range
The two-hour experience costs 12,000 yen per person.
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER
Minimum two people per booking, so they might contact you to change the time you have reserved if you are the only one in that time slot.
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