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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Katana Sword Lai Lesson with a Samurai Descendant

Get your adrenaline pumping and make like a samurai during this 1.5-hour private sword lesson in Tokyo. Held in a ‘dōjō’ training center in Ginza, your lesson will be taught by a 7th-level sword master trained in the Hisui-style of of Iai sword drawing. You’ll learn about the history of curved katana swords and how to safely use them, before practicing chopping up mats with your own sword! You’ll even wear a traditional kimono like the samurai. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see part of Japan’s culture, up close.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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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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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Japanese Ink Painting (Suibokuga) Experience in Tokyo

Immerse yourself in Japanese traditions by taking part in a Japanese ink painting (Suibokuga) experience in Tokyo. You won’t have to spend money on buying ink and painting supplies as equipment rental is included. Eradicate language barriers by having an English translator, and learn about the techniques involved in this intricate Japanese art. It’ll be a memorable experience in Tokyo and you’ll learn traditional Japanese skills.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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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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Ceramic Art Production Course (Completed)

You can enjoy relaxing while feeling the softness of the original material of soil in the at-home studio. It is an experience course with a small number of people and a high degree of freedom. We try to be able to work in accordance with each customer's wishes.The instructor is a talented potter with many awards. It is a pottery experience that even beginners can enjoy.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kintsugi - Learn the Art of Golden pottery repair (BYO broken pottery)

In this workshop, you'll learn the philosophical art of Kintsugi – repairing broken pottery with gold. You'll be learning from a kintsugi master who will explain history and techniques behind this poignant art. You'll learn to mend your own pottery, and get to take your masterpiece home too!Note: - Please bring your own chipped/cracked pottery with you to use in the kintsugi experience. You will not be able to participate if you do not bring your pottery with you.-Weekend sessions are group experiences while weekday sessions are private experiences, available for groups of 2 or more people. A single guest who would like to book a private experience on a weekday can do so, at the price of two guests.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$179.00
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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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US$73.00
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Enjoy the dances and performances of geishas in Edo Hana Rokuhanamachi

It is a program where you can enjoy the dances and performers of Geisha in Tokyo's Hanamachi / Rokuhanamachi (such as Kagurazaka and Mukojima), and enjoy the traditional performing arts of the Hanayagikai and the hospitality of the Geisha.In the first half, you can enjoy the dance of Geisha group and the performance by Kasama who has only 6 people in Japan while having a Japanese lunch.In the second half, there will be a corner where you can experience the room play with the geisha, and a time to make a memorial photo, so it will be a valuable experience that will remain in the memorial.Asakusa in April, Mukaijima in May, and Geisha in Kagurazaka in June, and Kashima-Shinagawa Hachiyoshi-san will perform.It is a great opportunity to enjoy the geisha dances of each region and now the precious intercostal arts. Do not miss it!* Performers may change without notice.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ikebana Experience- Japanese traditional floral art Let's touch authentic Japan!

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, which dates back over 600 years. This Ikebana experience is perfect for beginners, as you’ll learn step-by-step how to create a Sogetsu style Ikebana display. No need to worry about bringing anything with you as all tools, flowers, and foliage are included in the fee. After creating your masterpiece, enjoy a green tea and Japanese sweets.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$89.00
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Kintsugi Experience in Tokyo

Turn something old into something new during this 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" 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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US$79.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.00
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Tokyo Make your very own Ramen Noodles Food Sample!

【OUTLINE】In this class, you will be able to experience the uniquely Japanese technology of making elaborate food samples.This time, you will be making a food sample of Ramen. You will bend the fake noodles you create and arrange other ingredients to go on top. It will undoubtedly be a blast for both children and adults!The staff will teach you step by step to make this a memorable experience for the whole family.【HIGHLIGHTS】・Experience food sample technology so elaborate that you could mistake it for the real thing.・Experience Japanese culture through creating of one of Japan's favorite dishes: Ramen.・This is an example of Soy Sauce Ramen, one of the most traditional types of Ramen. It is ideal as a souvenir.・You will learn how to design and shape the wax parts yourself to create your original Ramen food sample.・Learn the history of food samples.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Authentic Experience of Karate at a Japanese Temple!

Begin to master karate with a black belt in Tokyo. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to a Dojo in Adachi and learn how to correctly bow, meditate, and wear a Dogi—a white uniform accompanied by a colored belt. Then, learn basic stances, punches, kicks, and defensive techniques, and demonstrate a mock fight, or “kata.”
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tombodama Making - Standard Course

【OUTLINE】A specialty shop of Tombodama in Asakusa. Please find a colorful striped awning at the entrance as a marker. Tombodama is a type of glass bead with a central hole. You can make your original Tombodama by processing a glass ball. Receiving a detailed explanation and referring a sample, even a beginner can enjoy the workshop without difficulty. Of course, you can take back your own self-made pieces for memories of your trip or nice gifts. Why don't you create one-of-a-kind cute Tombodama?【HIGHTLIGHT】 Melt a glass tube and design the beads as you like Choose three from many designs such as plain, dots, frosted, and stripes The finished Tombodama can be made into a hair elastic, pierces, or a necklace
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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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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
  • 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$179.00
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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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US$254.00
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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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US$106.00
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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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