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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


There are many samurai-themed attractions in Kyoto but this tour lets you feel like a real samurai. Wear traditional clothing or armor and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats—a traditional way of testing sharpness and swordmanship.
  • Small-group tour (maximum 15) ensures a personalized experience
  • Get a real hands-on experience of a samurai sword
  • Get insight into the history of the samurai from your guide
  • Includes a tour of the Samurai and Ninja Museum
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Use a real samurai sword
Once in a lifetime experience
Feel like a real samurai
Free tour of the samurai and ninja museum offered by licensed tour guides
Convenient location and costs a fraction of similar experiences
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE, 寺町詩の小路 2F, 292 Higashidaimonjichō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8043, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age 15 (There is no height requirement for those older than 18 years of age. If you age between 15~18, you must be at least 150 cm tall to participate in this experience and parental supervision is necessary.)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maikoya

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Absolute must - fantastic experience
, Dec 2019
Brilliant, fun, mesmerising, once in a lifetime experience. So highly recommended. Not only educational every staff member was friendly and looked after you. A special thanks to the Grand Master Sensai who was very patient with us and took care in ensuring tradition was followed and we were taught the correct technique with the Samarui swords. It was a privilege bestowed on to us with care and trust. Amazing experience, highly highly recommended- Worth it!
Exciting and fun
, Oct 2019
This was one of the best activities we have done in Japan. We learnt a great deal about the history of the samurai and ninja, but then we really got to have fun with dressing up, throwing stars, blow guns and swords. The sensei was very patient with us all and we got to use a 300 year old sword. Afterwards, he showed us how it's really done. An experience we will remember forever and perfect with teenagers.
Samourai +++, ninja++
, Mar 2020
Très bon moment , surtout dans la partie samouraï, la partie ninja est un peu succincte, en effet le musée Samouraï présente des armures mais pourrait être plus fourni en document en autres pièces, les explications pourraient être plus longues. Dito pour la partie ninja un peu courte et pauvre en éléments. La partie utilisation du sabre est dirigé de main de maitre , en sécurité totale , par un expert de très haut niveau, ses démonstrations sont de très grande qualité

Product code: 51440P79

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