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Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch

Eat, train and fight like a real Japanese sumo wrestler during this sumo demonstration and authentic ‘Chanko Nabe’ (hotpot) lunch. Discover the history, training and rules behind the typical sumo match as you watch three real clashes. You can even try it yourself during a skirmish with a retired wrestler. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dig into a tasty Chanko Nabe lunch, a filling meal of hotpot, rice, miso, salad, French fries and more, used by these hulking fighters to gain weight. Admission to the demonstration and lunch are both covered.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Cherry Blossom at Lake Kawaguch, Five-storied Pagoda & Ninja Village with lunch

Seeing the cherry blossoms is a highlight of a spring trip to Japan so secure the best vantage point with this tour from Tokyo. See the pink flowers frame Mount Fuji at Arakura Sengen Shrine, have a lakeside lunch at Kawaguchiko, then round out your trip with a ninja experience at Oshino Shinobi Village.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Hands-on Ninja Experience in Tokyo

Learn the ancient arts of the ninja during this fun-filled introduction to key ninja techniques, culture and weapons. Get suited up in an authentic ‘ninja gi’ outfit as you begin your mental and physical training with an instructor in the ways of the ninja. Among the skills you’ll learn during your session are meditation and ‘Kuja-kiri’ (well-wishing), the ‘Embu’ (ancestor dedication) and an introduction to ninja weapons like the blowgun and ‘shruiken’ (ninja star), among others. You’ll also gain a newfound appreciation for key ninja philosophies like protecting others, community and freedom and have plenty of time for photo-taking at the end.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kintsugi Experience in Tokyo

Turn something old into something new during this 60-minute lesson in the Japanese art of ‘Kintsugi,’ the practice of repairing broken pottery. Stemming from a Japanese belief that breakage and repair are part of the history of an object, rather than a reason to throw them away, your class involves repairing damaged items with lacquer mixed with gold. Don a ‘samue,’ the traditional craftsmens’ outfit, as you refinish one traditional pottery item, leaving with a newfound appreciation for Japanese aesthetics and a unique souvenir.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private Samurai Immersion Lesson in Tokyo

Get proper training in the way of the samurai at one of Japan’s most renowned dojos, and master how to move, cut, and parry using a wooden sword. Learn the philosophical background of Japanese arts of battle, and time-tested techniques for traditional swordsmanship that date back centuries. Courses are run by the descendants of Japan’s most elite rank of warriors, and can be personalized to all skill and experience levels.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Samurai Experience in Tokyo

Raise your sword like a true samurai warrior during this flexible-length training session in Tokyo. Discover the samurai practice of ‘Kenbu Tachibana Ittoryu’ style, a special sword performance that’s been around for more than 80 years. During your class you’ll don a samurai outfit and train with the ‘katana’ (single-edge samurai sword) and enjoy a photo shoot to help commemorate your experience. Your outfit rental, an instructor and photo and video footage from the session are included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$110.00
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Tea ceremony, calligraphy and shrine experience

Explore traditional Japanese culture with this guided experience in Tokyo. Begin with a class in authentic calligraphy and learn to write your name using kanji, the characters used in Japanese writing. Then, enjoy an authentic tea ceremony featuring Japanese sweets and matcha that you can whisk yourself. Finish with a trip to the picturesque Shinmei Hikawa Shrine.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Hour Genuine Samurai Experience Through Kendo in Tokyo

Practice the time-honored arts of samurai swordsmanship during this exclusive, hands-on Kendo workshop. Work one-on-one with an experienced Kendo instructor, with all equipment and armor included. Learn practical skills and put your new moves to the test during a tournament-style combat game. All experience levels are welcome, and participants receive complimentary drinks and a souvenir Kendo towel.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Tea Ceremony with a Geisha

Tea Ceremony is one of the arts that every trainee geisha must study in order to learn about Japanese culture, aesthetics, and manners. This gives you the chance to watch young geisha practicing their tea ceremony skills with you as the guests. The geisha speak English and can explain the history and principles behind tea ceremony. Being able to speak English is a very rare skill for legitimate, traditional geishas as you will be able to ask questions of them directly. The ceremony includes tea, and traditional Japanese sweets. If you would like they may do a dance for you as well!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Hotel Pickup Mt. Fuji & Japanese Costume Experience from Tokyo

Not only going to Mt Fuji, have fun trying Japanese traditional costume such as Samurai, Ninja and Kimono on this tour. Hiring a minivan or bus, we will take you to one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, Mt. Fuji. Take photos at Lake Kawaguchiko, go up to Mt. Fuji 5th or lower station, and have your own lunch at the lakeside like a picnic. When it is rainy or windy, have it at a rest house. And then, try Japanese traditional costume such as Samurai, Kimono and Ninja in Saiko Iyashi-no-sato Nemba. Wearing the costume, you can take photos with Mt. Fuji when the weather is good. We offer hotel pick up service. Using our vehicle, we will pick you up at a hotel or apartment located in Tokyo City except Adachi-ku, Arakawa-ku, Edogawa-ku, Katsushika-ku and Kita-ku at 8am to 9am. The tour is ended in Shinjuku station.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ninja-Samurai Basic Techniques

Learn ninja and samurai moves at a popular Tokyo dojo (training area) known as the Musashi Ninja Clan Shinobi-Samurai Honjin Dojo. You’ll get dressed up in traditional samurai or ninja costume, then practice traditional samurai sword skills using a wooden sword, and learn about the popular shuriken (ninja star) moves. It’s a fun way to learn about ancient Japanese culture in the country’s capital.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Samurai Swordsmanship and Shuriken Experience

Embrace your inner samurai during this immersive 1-hour swordsmanship and shuriken workshop in Tokyo. Under the guidance of a trained professional, you’ll learn traditional warrior stances such as Hasso, Johdan, and Gedan and practice sparring with a partner. Your instructor will also explain the history behind samurai swordsmanship and its role in Japanese culture. The class will be offered in a traditional ‘dojo’ and you will use a real wooden sword as you learn.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Aikido activity in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Challenge yourself physically and mentally while learning the traditional Japanese martial art of aikido. The whole family enjoys a class in the customs and manners of aikido, gets a demonstration from a professional instructor, and tries out the basic movements and spirit of this martial art. Easily schedule this activity into your itinerary with class times between 9 am and 9 pm.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Experience Japanese Glassblowing in Tokyo

If you want a souvenir that is completely different to anything you might find in the shops, create your own in this glass blowing experience at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute. Choose what you want to create, as well as the color, shape, and design, and, under close instruction, create your own unique glass artwork.
  • Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
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Japanese sword course

This fascinating experience will help you delve into Samurai history and learn about Japanese swords. You’ll enjoy an intimate talk by Japanese sword expert Paul Martin, who will teach you about their history, as well as how to handle swords correctly. It’ll uncover secrets from an expert that you wouldn’t find out otherwise. You’ll avoid waiting in long visitor lines as an admission ticket to the Samurai Museum is included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Japanese Pottery Class in Tokyo

Pottery is an art form deeply embedded in Japanese culture. As a visitor, it can be difficult to find a way to experience it. This tour offers just that. You can learn how to make pottery from a sensei (teacher) in central Tokyo.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Entry Level Ninja Experience Tour

Become a real ninja for the day during this 60-minute experience at the Jidai Academy Dojo in Tokyo. If you’ve ever want to learn about the techniques and culture of the ninja, this entry-level class is a great starting point. Don a real-life ‘ninja gi’ outfit to begin your training, making sure to pose for a few photos first. Among the skills you’ll learn are meditation and ‘Kuja-kiri’ (well-wishing), the ‘Embu’ (ancestor dedication) and an introduction to ninja weapons like the blowgun and ‘shruiken’ (ninja star), among others. You’ll also discover the ninja philosophy of ‘ku’ or no-self, focusing on minimizing conflict.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Learning calligraphy and make your unique calligraphic T-shirt in Tokyo

In this lesson, you will learn about and experience writing calligraphy, a part of Japanese traditional culture.After trying the experience, you can take home your personal work of art(your name or a word that you wanted to write), printed on a "unique calligraphy T-shirt" as a souvenir.▼ Three benefits of learning calligraphy 1. You can focus your mind and improve your ability to concentrate.2. Improve the ability to analyze and express oneself3. You can directly appreciate the words of great historical figures.*I couldn't write more details about each benefits because of character limit.There are many other things, but I only gave you three examples.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Custom Made Jade Carvings and Jade Carving Workshop

Take a break from hectic city life for a day with this jade carving experience in Tokyo. In a small group of no more than five people, you can design your own piece of jade then observe as a jade carver and jade sculptor with over 38 years of experience carefully carves your unique design into a stone of your choice. Later, it's hands on as you do all the hand finishing work yourself and transform your design into your very own work of art.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Authentic Japanese Sword Experience with Tea Ceremony, Japanese Calligraphy and Kimono Fitting Options

Craft the perfect day of learning, art and Japanese culture during this 40-minute Japanese sword experience. Feel like an authentic samurai as you learn to wield a real ‘Katana’ during a trial cutting lesson from your instructor. The instructor and all equipment are included. If you want up the authenticity of your excursion, optional class upgrades are available, including a Japanese tea ceremony, calligraphy lesson and kimono wearing.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Tokyo Japanese Culture of Somemono, Dyeing a Stole using Eco Friendly Method

【OUTLINE】Enjoy the traditional Japanese craft of [Somemono].Won't you enjoy the Japanese craft of somemono? This time you can make a stole , a an object that is very popular in Japan. Turn it for example into a motif of natural flowers and leaves, somemono can change depending on the way how it is made. In this experience you will use a cutting-edge experience called [Sachizome] where you do not use fire or water. Please try this special experience with teachers that will teach you everything about the Japanese culture of somemono.【HIGHLIGHTS】・Enjoy a Japanese somemono experience in only two hours・「Happiness Color Mats」 are used that are kind to the environment・Introduced in various media such as television and magazines
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Samurai experience in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Samurai experience for international visitors! This plan is very popular with international visitors. All the instructors have much experience as performers on the show and you can learn real SAMURAI acting from them. You can also enjoy watching the SAMURAI performance! (+ an additional fee)
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Learn How to Make Beautiful and Delicious Wagashi Sweets in Tokyo

This tour is perfect for travelers with a sweet tooth, or those who are interested in arts and crafts. Learn how to make intricate Japanese Wagashi sweets during this fascinating small-group experience. Discover the history of this unique skill from an experienced chef, and make four seasonally-inspired sweets. Some may argue that the sweets are far too beautiful to eat, but you’ll get a chance to taste one at the end.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Japanese Traditional Glass Art - Edo Kiriko - in Tokyo

Immerse yourself in the culture of Japan when you learn the magical technique of Edo kiriko. Make faceted glass with your own hands and experience a traditional craft from the Edo period. A professional instructor teaches you unique techniques, and you bring home a souvenir you made yourself.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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