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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

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From $23.34

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Fans of samurai and ninja history won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Kyoto. From the Heian period through the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, samurai and ninja roamed Kyoto’s streets. Get an immersive tour of these heroes’ history as a professional guide leads you through the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Your hands-on experience includes wearing samurai armor, wielding katana and ninja stars, and posing with replica swords.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of samurai and ninja on a guided tour
  • Excellent photo opportunities with traditional samurai swords
  • Fun activity for the whole family
  • Two convenient afternoon times available seven days a week

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Samurai armor trial
  • Trying ninja blow gun
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

    Japan, 〒604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg

    On the corner of Nishiki Market and Teramachi Shopping Street

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience ?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience ?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

They are actually for sale, so if you were interested in getting them then you could potentially get them.
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Really fun and memorable...
Rico_P, Mar 2022
Really fun and memorable experience. Really cool to see genuine samurai armor and weapons and learn the history. Would absolutely recommend.
Excellent Experience!
Kayla_B, Apr 2021
What a great experience we all had! My boys loved the interactive part and learning the history of the Samurai and ninjas! Would recommend to everyone visiting Kyoto!
Great experience
tchin96, Jan 2020
This was a great experience for us. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny, this helped to make the experiance very pleasent. The exibits were cool, I specifically liked the swords. They are actually for sale, so if you were interested in getting them then you could potentially get them. As a native english speaker the staff was not able to articulate in english information about the swords so that means you would really have to just want it or be able to read Japanese to understand the back story. Ninja training was also fun. Get event for the kids!
Kazuo_M, Jun 2020


Product code: 51440P49