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Experience Tokyo: Samurai for a Day

Shinagawa, Japan
Experience Tokyo: Samurai for a Day

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Uncover the secrets of being a skillful Samurai during a unique 90-minute experience in Tokyo. Under the guidance of professional instructors, learn to wield a sharp sword like a true samurai and adopt traditional techniques from fighters who have choreographed sequences in major Hollywood films. Grasp proper methods of holding and swinging your sword and develop your own personal routinw after watching your instructor complete a fight-scene sure to make your adrenaline levels surge. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to five people.
  • 1.5-hour samurai training session at a Tokyo dojo
  • Practice how to hold and control a sword like a Japanese samurai
  • Learn from world-renowned fight choreographer Tetsuro Shimaguchi, who has worked with actors like Uma Thurman
  • Watch an intricate sword fight demonstrated by the instructors
  • Perform your own fight sequence with a fellow trainee
  • Small-group lesson is limited to five students to provide a more personalized experience
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Use of equipment including training sword and sheathe
Hotel pickup/drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Tokyo Tower, Main Gate

Departure Time

Lesson times depend on the availability of the instructors and will be confirmed after booking; contact info for the local tour operator will be provided on your voucher

Return Details

This experience ends at the training center. You will be advised which location will be used for your class prior to your departure date.
Classes take place at one of two locations: Nakacho Regional Center (Nakacho Chi-iki Center) or Maiogi Variety Shop in Nakamise Iidaya, Asakusa
Venture to the Tokyo Tower before heading to the dojo (samurai training center) to greet your expert instructor and team. Declared one of the most esteemed action coordinators in the Japanese film industry, your instructor Tetsuro Shimaguchi’s repertoire includes fight scenes from Kill Bill and other major movies.

Gain fascinating insight into the rich history of samurai sword fighting during the orientation session then marvel at a short sequence of swinging before learning how to hold the weapon correctly. Use a wooden sword initially to build your confidence then practice and perfect posing, drawing and striking before wielding a genuine sword.

Gasp as the talented team performs an action-packed fight scene before your eyes; feel your adrenaline levels surge as the nail-biting sequence unravels then work with a fellow student to choreograph your own exciting performance.

Perform your scene for the class and conclude your exhilarating session after 1.5 hours of sword wielding. Leave the studio with your knowledge of Japanese culture enriched and magical memories of your experience.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; please bring socks, a towel and drinking water
  • Classes may be taught by Mr Shimaguchi's team if he is unable to teach a class due to scheduling restrictions
  • Please note: Hotel pickup is no longer included in this tour.
  • OPERATED BY EXO Travel Japan
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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