Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto

Kyoto, Kyoto&Kansai

1 hour and 30 minutes

Above 5 years old

You can enjoy our samurai experiencing lesson and a stage performance by our kenbu masters!

Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto
Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto
Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto
Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto
Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto
Samurai experience & Kenbu show in Kyoto

What is it about?

Kenbu, literally meaning ‘sword dance’ is one of Japanese traditional performing arts that shows the samurai’s culture and the spirituality with a Katana sword and a folding fan.

Samurai Kenbu Theater, a dojo (training gym) of Kenbu, offers both Kenbu show and lesson programs for Kyoto visitors. You can learn about, and practice, some aspects of the etiquette of samurai classes with a chance to try on a traditional costume as well as a show performed by Kenbu Masters. Here is your chance to step into the shoes of samurai and experience the cultural heritage of Japan!

Some people are surprised that the sword they hold for the first time is surprisingly heavy!
We will also take a commemorative photo with a cool pose.

There are 2 courses for you to choose from!

  • Short time cultural experience with lesson & show
  • Located in the downtown of Kyoto
  • Various programs to satisfy your interests
  • All programs are provided in English. Pamphlets are in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese (Simplified).

Tour information

Location

Kyoto, Japan

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Difficulty

Easy

Themes

Family friendly, Group friendly, Indoor, Rainy day

Start time

10:00 / 11:45 / 14:30 / 14:45 / 16:15 / 17:00

Duration

1 hour and 30 minutes

Age range

Above 5 years old

Inclusions

  • Entry or admission fee

Meeting point

You can start the experience at:

  • Samurai Kenbu Theater(Kyoto dojo) Basement F GOZAN Bldg, 35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji) , Higashiyama-ku , 605-0005 kyoto, JP

What to bring

towel, water 

From

$ 283.7

per person