Back to top

Spend half a day with a Bushido Master in Tokyo

mark of Voyagin Verified

The Voyagin team has screened this host. Learn more

  • photo icon Photos

ONLY for Voyagin guests! 30% OFF Mobile Wifi Service when you travel in Japan! (Click here for more details)

overview icon Overview

Experience a day with a Bushido master and enjoy quality time at the dojo in Tokyo! Through this trip, you do not just get to learn how to use katana (Japanese sword), but also take a close look at the real life of Bushido master.

overview icon Highlights

  • Feel the Japanese culture
  • Dive into the life of locals
  • Small group tour, so the personal service is ensured
  • Establish a long-lasting connection with the locals
  • Ryuseikan, the Bushido dojo where you can have one-and-only experience

overview icon Description

overview icon Meeting Point

Hachiko Statue, Shibuya


Important Information

N/A


What you need to bring

Comfortable outfit


Meet your host :
ExperiencePlus
  • English (Fluent)
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • Français (Fluent)

Have you ever wished you could discover the real Japan ? Have you ever wanted to see more than the over crowded tourists sites ? Do you want to meet with real Japanese farmers, artisan, chefs, geisha, etc. ?

Well you are in the right place ! We specialize in creating amazing custom experiences for you, your family and friends. Discover Japan’s countryside, and explore its mysteries by actually taking a crack at the local life style. Our hosts are more than happy to guide you through a day in their lives and to show you all the things that only Japanese know.
View full profile read more icon

read more

Reviews (6)

  • Raymond Raymond

    Dojo mojo

    It was so so. A lot of waiting around but also lot of cool knowledge. Too bad it felt like most got lost in translation as I dont speak japanese. Wish it was more actual use of katana than it was. Cool to see a real dojo and some old armours that was there. Would I recommend? Sure. Nice experience but could have been better :)

  • Alexis Alexis

    Just Amazing

    To every one , this experience was just amazing .
    To meet the master of the dojo and have some advices from him , to hear his stories .
    To training with him and his "student" who are already ranked as kind of master i think .
    To learn how to use a katana and how to HIT and cut with it .
    Just a half day really interesting , if you like the japanese history , you have few hours in the skin of a bushido , wearing real japanese clothes and practice as a japanese bushido student.
    Thanks for makes me discovering that experience . I loved it and i recommend to everyone who like Japanese history to try it =)

    All was perfect =)
    (Our translator was perfect too )

  • James James

    Great experience cut short

    I felt in two minds about this experience...firstly very grateful to learn so many interesting things about samurai history and to get to try cutting tatami with a live blade. Let's face it, there aren't many chances to walk in off the street and try that on your first lesson.

    However, I was told the lesson would be 4 hours and it was only 1 1/2 hours instead. That left me feeling pretty shortchanged.

    If it had gone the distance I think it would have been 5 stars.

  • Sandra Sandra

    A fantastic experience that we'll never forget!

    My three kids (13, 11, and 9) and I loved the opportunity to learn about bushido and use real 300 year-old katanas while wearing a traditional costume. The masters at the center were adorable, our guide amazing and we overly enjoyed ourselves. This was probably the best activity we did in Tokyo and I highly recommend it!

  • RYO RYO

    Had a fun! and a great experience

    The overall is quite good! Actually I'm a Japanese guy but I've never done this experience.. I joined it alone this time, other participants(foreigners) are totally 4. The organizer bring us smoothly from the meeting spot to the event spot by train. and they rent us Suica( Japanese train useful IC card) so I felt their hospitality.(Thank you!) After arriving, we could rent a traditional cloth (Dougi) in there and practiced "Iai", learn how to take a sword, cut off. A Bushido Master and his staff members are very friendly and kindly(so nice!). So we really enjoyed it and be serious(IMPORTANT), haha. I hope I join it again soon!

  • kittipan kittipan

    Great experience with real bushido

    It was great pleasure to join this event. We learned not only the way to throw the sword but also the real Japanese way of thinking. Along the event, there are two staffs, who translate for us and try to make us enjoy the time together.

    If you have half a day in Tokyo and try to indulge Japanese Bushido (martial art), I totally recommend this event.