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    What to Expect
    This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of Bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. 

    :::Form Practice:::

    Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form.

    :::A Real Katana (Japanese sword):::

    After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place the goza mat vertically on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test.

    :::Zen (meditation):::

    To wrap up the course you will be learn how to meditate using singing bowls.  A singing bowl is a type of bell, the sounds of which help to clear and calm the mind. Though this deep meditation you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life as well. 

    Course Time 

    Approximately 120min ( 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00  - 15:00 / 15:00 - 17:00 )

    Our courses are conducted from 10AM / 1PM / 3PM. When reserving a spot please select from one of these times. We are happy to negotiate regarding different times or private sessions in the case of large groups and other special circumstances. Please email us in advance and also please be aware that other charges may sometimes be applied.

    We generally try to avoid scheduling sessions where there is only one guest. When booking as a solo traveler please be aware that we may contact you regarding changing your reservation to a time where you can join with another person or group.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hankyu Railway Omiya (大宮) Station Entrance No.1
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Professional instructor
    • Use of a real Katana (Japanese Samurai sword)
    • Zen experience
    • Pictures of during the activity
    Exclusions
    • None
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    This was a memorable lifetime experience for us that we will not forget. The instructors and English speaking staff are 2nd to none and are especially friendly, skillful, knowledgeable about the history, and very accommodating. I hope that you will experience this if you are...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank micahsayles75
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    My wife and did it just few days ago and I can only recommend it if you are a bit interested in the Samurai history and fascinated by katanas. Location 10/10: the experience take place in an authentic samurai house. Staff 10/10: the staff if...More

    Thank 939al
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    3 of us came in for the samurai experience. There some story about samurai and ninja, and can play trow ninja stuff

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank KashZainal
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    I dragged my wife to this even though she’s 17 weeks pregnant, gladly she was impressed. I particularly enjoyed the teachings as our instructor talked about the way of the Samurai (In Japanese which was translated by the lovely host); emphasising righteousness, courage, benevolence, respect,...More

    Thank 740michaelt
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    A lifetime memory for sure! It's not only about using a katana, is also about learning from the samurais in a real environment with professional people. They put a lot of effort and passion in what they do. Fortunately, it was only me and my...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jaume R
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    8 September 2019|
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    Response from Inspire52182929130 |
    A couple days later and ive still not heard from these people so im not sure if they still in business.
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    9 April 2019|
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    Response from SNSHUN | Reviewed this property |
    I didn't find it overly exerting so I would say sure, but take my opinion with a grain of salt as I don't have back issues. You will be sitting on the floor for a bit but they are good at accommodating with pillows etc.
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    Response from Hi_hongkongtravel | Reviewed this property |
    Yes I think so but he has to stay away from the practice area to watch. For details, you can contact the company direct.
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