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Samurai Training Tokyo Asakusa

Taito City, Japan

From $100.57

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Free cancellation
Up to 7 days in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Train in the arts of the samurai warrior during a class in Tokyo
  • Learn the practice of 'Kenbu Tachibana Ittoryu' a performance style that's been around more than 80 years
  • Don a samurai outfit to get into the proper mindset of a Japanese warrior
  • Practice with the 'katana' (single-edge samurai sword)
  • Enjoy a fun photo shoot and receive a samurai training certificate
  • Great experience for families and children

What's Included

  • Local instructor
  • Rental costume
  • Picture and video footage
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 花川戸サニーマンション
    Japan, 〒111-0033 Tokyo, Taito City, Hanakawado, 2-chōme−2−5 花川戸サニーマンション

    Our shop is like a secret base without a sign. Staff will be waiting in front of the building 15 minutes prior to your booking. Directions: 5 min. walk from Asakusa Station (Tobu line, Ginza Line and Toei Transportation). 11 min min. walk from Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Take few more minutes extra for locating the entrance :) Very friendly welcome in cosy atelier!
Place is difficult to find and you need to ask around to find it but the experience was really good.
26 reviews
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SoniaMayu_T, Oct 2022
It was a very fun experience!! The training is very fun, got some cool pictures and videos with the samurai dress. Would recommend 100%
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for the great review. You handled the sword very well. Come visit us again when you're in Japan! Hope to see you again.
Good experience!
Glenn_P, Nov 2019
I had a good time. Jiro was a fun instructor with a good attitude. It was a rainy day and I was the only one there and so received individual instruction for the whole time which was very nice. This is not a formal martial arts class. You're dressed up in a samurai outfit, they take photos of you, and then teach you basics of how to draw and hold the sword, how to stand & move, how to make cuts. The final product is they take a short video of you and the instructor going through a scripted sparing match (note: you win!).
Ondrej_T, Nov 2019
Quite hard to find (look up on the building). Take few more minutes extra for locating the entrance :) Very friendly welcome in cosy atelier! Many choices how to dress up and if you dont know, the pro staff will help you out. I personally did photo shooting only once in my lifetime, but Jiro, without any frustration from my side, navigated me how to put into the pose. Very appreciated! After photo session went to small room to practice the art of samurais. From how to respect spirit of the sword, through honoring your opponent to sword fencing itself. Jiro is very skilled, very nice work with people and also funny fellow :))) I really enjoyed entire practice and just made me feel I want to continue in practice somehow. Highly recommended! ありがとうございます アンドレアス (Andoreasu)
Samurai Experience in Tokyo
Nikolaos S, Jun 2019
We went through this experience on the last day of our stay in Tokyo and we did not regret it. Place is difficult to find and you need to ask around to find it but the experience was really good. We got dressed as Samurai and after having a lot of photos of us being taken in the Samurai costume, we then went and had Samurai training with videos of our training being captured also! During the training we were given detailed information regarding the history of Samurai and their training. Very pleasurable experience, which if someone is interested in martial arts, would definitely enjoy.
Wonderful experience!
Wanderer40115531323, Apr 2019
Signed up my 10 yr old daughter and husband for the samurai experience. They had so much fun. Thank you for the memories!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Experience
Bianca_A, Apr 2019
Despite being a little hard to find, tje teacher and experience were great! Even got a bonus dvd of my battle
Whitney_J, Jul 2018
It was fun taking part of this experience. Everyone should try this at least once while in Japan. Fun for entire family.
You get a brief bit of history and the...
Leila K, Jun 2018
You get a brief bit of history and the coolest outfit! You learn a choreographed battle, was a lot of fun! Thank you
Firstly, getting dressed into samurai...
TK, Mar 2018
Firstly, getting dressed into samurai outfits really puts you mentally into this historic character. Then some really cool professional photos, to remember the event. The best part is the training session, where you get expert tuition on how to present yourself, work with training swords and have a mock battle. I will never forget it, and neither will my son, whom I surprised with this event. You get a small license at the end, which I carry always and remember fondly of the fun we had. Highly recommend this event - great people, costumes and effort to make it as real as possible, and so much fun.
This was a really fun experience. From...
talk2rdj, Feb 2018
This was a really fun experience. From kimono dressing up to photoshoot to samurai choreographed training - it all was a unique experience as a visiting international tourist. Got a DVD at the end with pictures. I wish they gave a little more history of samurai and the art form.
Amazing Samurai Training experience My...
kindbeautifulwoman, Jan 2018
Amazing Samurai Training experience My brother and I are grateful to the very attentive and kind lady in geisha costume and male samurai trainer. Both are credits to the Japanese culture and exuded the courteous sophisticated persona they represent. We will remember the training,pics,vids always :)
This tour was so much fun!! It was...
Alex D, Nov 2017
This tour was so much fun!! It was exciting selecting the outfit for the photos. Photographer took professional shots and assistant took a bunch of selfies with my camera. The training to be a Samurai was so much fun and videos were taken. Strongly recommended!! Included photos and certificate.
A highlight of our time in Tokyo. The 3...
steve, Mar 2017
A highlight of our time in Tokyo. The 3 guys doing this were brilliant, from dressing us all up as samurai to the 75 minute actual class. They taught us the techniques well and were friendly and fun to be around. The two main guys who run this are exponents of the craft in exibitions in New York and India. A must do experience for the whole family for all ages and easily found in Asakusa near the temple.
simply amazing i would recommend it to...
Farooha, May 2016
simply amazing i would recommend it to all. instructor was very informative
Fantastic experience! Great instructor...
Elizabeth F, May 2016
Fantastic experience! Great instructor. He dressed us in traditional clothing and then taught us how to be samurais, using swords, patience and humor. Extremely memorable. Highly recommended for all ages!!!
My son loved the training/photo shoot...
tamitha c, Mar 2016
My son loved the training/photo shoot! It was great fun for a 9 year old boy to dress as a samurai and learn how to use the sword. The trainer was very nice and dressed us in Japanese attire. He took pictures of us separately and together in our outfits and emailed them to us. He gave us a brief lesson on how to use the samurai swords in battle. It made for an enjoyable morning!
Our teacher was very nice person...
Gülay G, Feb 2016
Our teacher was very nice person. Kimonos are really cool and have good quality. That was fun to play with a katana and good memory with photoshoot. Thank you sensei :) You are great Yukihiro senpai.
Esta experiencia resultó ser una de las...
Anita, Nov 2017
Esta experiencia resultó ser una de las mejores cosas que hicimos en nuestro viaje. En internet sale más información sobre este local con un mapa que permite encontrar el lugar de manera más fácil en Asakusa. Llegamos 10 minutos antes como lo pedían en el bono y nos atendieron de inmediato. Primero nos vistieron, nos hicieron la sesión de fotos y luego la parte mas divertida.... las clases de Samurai. Fué una experiencia única, nos grabaron un video en una batalla Samurai y nos dieron un carnet de Samurai con nuestra foto como souvenir.


Product code: 22648P1