Practice Kendo, a Genuine Samurai experience in Tokyo

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What is Kendo experience? It is about swordsmanship, a traditional Japanese martial arts skill of the samurai, the path of the sword in Japan. The experience allows you to work with a kendo instructor who speaks English in an easy to understand way.

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  • Samurai culture instruction
  • Practical guidance by a well trained guide
  • Guide demonstration
  • Tournament style combat game

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JR Uguisudani station North Gate (Tokyo)


Important Information

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What you need to bring

Basically nothing

*Please bring or wear loose fitted exercise clothing. (This is in case there is no size for gi and hakama or not enough uniforms to be provide, we may need to ask you to practice using your own personal cloth)
Shower rooms are provided, please bring your own towel and change of clothing.


Meet your host :
Nagamatsu
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Intermediate)

Swordsmanship, a traditional Japanese martial arts skill of the samurai, is known as "Kendo“, the path of the sword in Japan. The experience allows you to work with a kendo instructor who speaks English in an easy to understand way, and also has a black belt. From basic etiquette skills of “kendo“ to learning about and using armor, you will be provided a varied kendo experience that is perfect for a first visit to Japan.

Even if you're inexperienced, join us in for this introduction to kendo with peace of mind. Samurai etiquette, tranquility of the dojo, the sound of bamboo sword clash. All these things and more will make your skin tingle and move your heart.
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Review (1)

  • Davide Davide

    A true highlight of our trip to Japan

    My son (16 years old) wanted to try kendo. I was a bit skeptical about this offer (first time I use Voyagin services), but we decided to give it a try. It was a truly fantastic experience. The Master was excellent, patient, and very kind. My son has learned a lot, from simple exercises to sparring. Voyagin staff was always in contact with us to make sure that everything could run smoothly. Overall: 5 stars! I strongly recommend it to everyone!

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