Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Samurai Kembu Theater

- サムライ剣舞シアター -
Traveler Friendly
One of the best in Kyoto.
Information
English and Japanese.
Languages spoken
The show and lesson are all in English.
131 1 8.0 1 reviews
Feb. 27, 2019 UPDATE

Samurai Kembu Theater

- サムライ剣舞シアター -
Traveler Friendly
One of the best in Kyoto.
Information
English and Japanese.
Languages spoken
The show and lesson are all in English.
131 1 8.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Try your hand at samurai swordplay in the middle of Kyoto at Samurai Kembu Theater
Most of us don’t know what kembu is: literally speaking, it is sword dancing but it also means swordplay and performance. And at Samurai Kembu Theater you get to see masterful swordplay, but the best part is after show: you get to actually try it yourself! So the experience is divided into two parts: the show and the lesson, where you get to wear samurai clothing and swing a katana. And getting to hold and swing a katana is an experience you are not going to forget soon. Especially since during the show, you get to learn a lot about the samurai class, and after your interest has peaked you get to actually become one during the lesson. They have a simple kembu lesson for an hour for those who just want to learn the basics and a more thorough two-hour lesson where you also get to learn how to perform with a folding fan.
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Dec. 13, 2018
Details
Open Hours
Mondays to Saturdays, check their website for more information.
Reservations
You can make your reservation online.
Closed
Sundays.
Price range
Show and full lesson: Adults with the costume: 10,000 yen, no costume: 8,000 yen, children with the costume: 9,000, without a costume: 7,000 yen. Show and light lesson: Adults with the costume: 8,000 yen, no costume: 6,000 yen, children with the costume: 7,000, without a costume: 5,000 yen.
Credit cards
Accepted through Paypal.
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