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    What to Expect
    This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of Bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. 

    :::Form Practice:::

    Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form.

    :::A Real Katana (Japanese sword):::

    After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place the goza mat vertically on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test.

    :::Zen (meditation):::

    To wrap up the course you will be learn how to meditate using singing bowls.  A singing bowl is a type of bell, the sounds of which help to clear and calm the mind. Though this deep meditation you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life as well. 

    Course Time 

    Approximately 120min ( 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00  - 15:00 / 15:00 - 17:00 )

    Our courses are conducted from 10AM / 1PM / 3PM. When reserving a spot please select from one of these times. We are happy to negotiate regarding different times or private sessions in the case of large groups and other special circumstances. Please email us in advance and also please be aware that other charges may sometimes be applied.

    We generally try to avoid scheduling sessions where there is only one guest. When booking as a solo traveler please be aware that we may contact you regarding changing your reservation to a time where you can join with another person or group.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hankyu Railway Omiya (大宮) Station Entrance No.1
    1h 30m
    • Professional instructor
    • Use of a real Katana (Japanese Samurai sword)
    • Zen experience
    • Pictures of during the activity
    • None
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    I must say, I was skeptical thinking it would be chessy or gimmicky but i wanted to kill some time so based on the ratings I went for it. Boy was I wrong. These guys are serious about their business and you “will” learn and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Inspire52182929130
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    I can’t say enough about this experience. It was top notch and everything I thought it would be. The translator was amazing and it didn’t detract from the traditional vibe of the experience. Every member of the staff was amazing and beyond friendly and accommodating....More

    Thank 749winstonw
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Kyoto being steeped in culture and traditional, if filled with great opportunities to be witnessed. This however, you are part of it. The historical preface, the demonstration, the clothing, the katana wielding, the meditation and traditional music were all so inclusive. On top of being...More

    Thank Requiem226
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    When you go to Japan, everyone thinks about the Samurai. Well, get some training and use an actual Katana and use it! You get demonstrations, you get to wear the full training clothes (I forget the name), they teach you how to use a Katana....More

    Thank Matthew270A
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The great reviews convinced us to try this and it didn’t disappoint! The guides were so lovely, checked we were happy with the amount of photos taken and answered all questions along the way. Don’t think many people can say they’ve swung a real samurai...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Olivia S
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    8 September 2019|
    Response from Inspire52182929130 |
    A couple days later and ive still not heard from these people so im not sure if they still in business.
    9 April 2019|
    Response from SNSHUN | Reviewed this property |
    I didn't find it overly exerting so I would say sure, but take my opinion with a grain of salt as I don't have back issues. You will be sitting on the floor for a bit but they are good at accommodating with pillows etc.
    8 April 2019|
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    Response from Hi_hongkongtravel | Reviewed this property |
    Yes I think so but he has to stay away from the practice area to watch. For details, you can contact the company direct.
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