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Experience Katana and Zen in a historical Samurai house in Kyoto. This is an excellent chance for visitors to try out a REAL Katana (Japanese sword) and Samurai culture. Through this course, you can learn and feel “Bushido” with Katana and Zen.

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  • Wield a real Katana (Japanese sword)
  • Zen practice (meditation) is included
  • You can learn Bushido (code of Samurai)
  • Place is an old Samurai house

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Hankyu Railway Omiya Station (the exact address will be provided when you book)


Important Information

Bookings are accepted for a minimum of 2 people.


What you need to bring

Comfortable clothes


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Kyoto Samurai Experience
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

Kyoto Samurai Experience is a perfect program for tourists to try out a real Katana and experience Samurai culture. Through this course, you can learn and feel “Bushido” with Katana and Zen practice.
The Katana you can try out is not a fake, but a real Katana you can cut a Goza mat.
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Reviews (47)

  • Marlon Marlon

    Authentic samurai

    This was a great chance to explore samurai culture in an original samurai house. Would highly recommend to anyone even remotely interested, you will not be disappointed!

  • Gavin Gavin

    Fantastic Experience

    The Samurai Experience was wonderful. The original edo period house was like stepping into a time machine and weilding a real katana was deeply satisfying. Highly recommend for those interested in Japanese history and a traditional experience.

  • Sagie Sagie

    Highlight of our trip to Kyoto!

    Thank you for the wonderful time at the Samurai Experience.
    My wife and I greatly enjoyed to learn about the history, heritage and the Samurai art.

  • Sheri Sheri

    Great experience!

    This was our son's favorite experience doing the entire trip to Japan. He loved getting to use a real sword. Seeing a old samari house was such a treat.

  • Marcel Marcel

    Great Experience

    Very good explanation about the Samurai culture and some really nice excercises

  • Jun Hui Jun Hui

    Great Real katana Experience

    The place is a real samurai's old mansion with history to back. Real katana experience is the best part. You can cut a straw stack and get a gorpo video of your swing. The instructor (sensei) is patient and experienced. Will definitely revisit.

  • Tim Tim

    True experience

    I was doubtful at first because the experience in Tokyo looked awful, more like a tourist trap.
    However, seeing the experience in Kyoto made me decide to go here, and it was one of my highlight this holiday.
    Small group lesson about samurai in general, history meditation and off course wielding a real katana!
    You get dressed up nicely, and the whole thing feels like it's being respectful to the Japanese cultural heritage.
    Thx for a good time!

  • Bruno Bruno

    Love it!

    We loved the experience one of the finest during our 2 week trip in Japan, its a great way to get deep in to understanding one of the uniqueness of this amazing culture I went with my two kids 10 and 12 and they loved it.

  • Sarah Sarah

    An amazing and unforgettable experience

    Brilliant from start to finish! I chose this experience because of its cultural setting and the meditation element included. The historical introduction of the house really set the scene and I very much enjoyed finding out about swordsmanship, and the philosophy of the Samurai. The sword lesson and costume was super exciting and cool! GoVoyagin's guide was also there to translate and take photos and videos. Meditating with the Tibetan bowls was a unique, uplifting and cleansing experience, and the Japanese flute performance created the perfect finale. This experience is a definite must during your visit to Kyoto!

  • Liza Liza

    Great cultural experience!

    This was one of my favorite experiences in Japan! I would recommend this experience to all going to Kyoto young or old! During my time with these wonderful natives I learned a lot about the Japanese culture, how to meditate and had an opportunity to observe a katana in action. This is a true chance to learn and have fun at the same time! I cannot express enough how happy I was with the experience and I will definitely go again!

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