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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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US$108,00
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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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US$91,00
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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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US$137,00
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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$247,00
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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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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$174,00
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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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US$137,00
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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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US$137,00
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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$71,00
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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$46,00
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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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US$110,00
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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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US$160,00
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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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US$66,00
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Private Katana Sword Iai 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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US$219,00
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Karate for stress relief

If you’re interested in martial arts, no visit to Japan is complete without trying your hand at karate, an art that’s been practiced for thousands of years. During this hands-on cultural experience, you’ll learn the etiquette and basic movements of karate from a professional sensei (karate teacher). This experience is suitable for travelers with little or no previous experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$46,00
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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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US$69,00
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Become a Modern Ninja with the Master in Tokyo

Train with a ninja master during in a private setting. Enjoy a complimentary interpreter and learn the secrets of ninjitsu from a trainer with 20-plus years of experience. Discover the history of—and techniques for using—iconic ninja weapons like the shuriken, or throwing star, and fukiya, or blowgun. Then practice using them yourself.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$110,00
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Private Ninja Experience in Tokyo

School yourself in the arts of a Japanese ninja during this private lesson in Tokyo. Don a real ninja outfit as you learn the most important techniques practiced by these stealthy Japanese warriors from your instructor. In addition to learning about ninja philosophies like freedom, protecting others, and selflessness, you’ll get to pose in your ninja attire during a post-class photo session.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$247,00
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Samurai Sword Fighting Experience in Tokyo

Fans of samurai movies won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Tokyo. In this 1 hour samurai sword fighting experience, learn how to perform the art from an experienced katana performer who coaches professional actors. Dress in authentic samurai costume and get excellent photos to take home.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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US$87,00
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Full Day Samurai Kendo Experience in Tokyo

Kendo, or the way of the sword, has a history of more than 1000 years. It began with the introduction of iron and iron forging technology into Japan from China and Korea. The early 15th and 16th Centuries saw proliferation of traditional Japanese swordsmanship schools created by great swordsmen with legendary skills. During this experience, you will understand the way of the Samurai through the lens of the Japanese traditional martial arts called Kendo.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$228,00
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Samurai and Ninja Activity in Nerima, Tokyo

Immerse yourself in martial arts, and experience samurai and ninja activities in an authentic Tokyo dōjō. In the practice hall, you’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to try traditional samurai swords and weapons, and learn how to throw the shuriken stars used by ninjas. The private experience is suitable for anyone over the age of 13 and no marital arts skills are necessary; you’ll be under the watchful eye of an instructor for careful guidance through the visit.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$101,00
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US$101,00
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Learn Aikido from a Martial Arts Master in Tokyo

During this exclusive Aikido workshop, you’ll study the time-honored techniques of Japanese hand-combat, taught by a living legend: the grandson of Aikido master Gozo Shido. Learn how the ancient martial art was influenced by Shinto philosophies and receive hands-on instruction, drawing on skills passed down over generations. Courses are personalized, so all ages and experience levels are welcome. You’ll also get to test out your new moves in group combat.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$105,00
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US$105,00
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Be a Ninja at Hideout Place Restaurant

Enjoy a Ninja experience with this program! You will be wearing a ninja costume while you dine on your lunch or dinner at a Ninja Hideout Place. While you dine you will see ninja staffs doing many tricks. Not only is it a fun place for adults but also for children as well! Make it a day that you can tell back to your friends and family back home with this program!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110,00
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US$110,00
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Virtual Reality and Ninja Experience

This activity combines real life basic fighting experience with a virtual reality attraction, to provide an unparalleled experience!After arriving at the Dojo participants will change into a Ninja outfit, and receive basic sword fighting, defense, and throwing star (Shuriken) training. It is followed by a VR attraction in which the new Ninja apprentices can test their skills against mythical monsters and other foes.This is an unique experience that connects Japanese history and folklore with modern technology, and should not be missed when visiting Tokyo!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$79,00
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