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Samurai Juku

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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My two sons had a very successful workshop at Samuri Juku

I booked my boys (14 & 16) into the workshop unsure what to expect. However, they had the most... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian A
samurai soul

the experience with the Iaido lesson with Master kawata was absolutely amazing, also chihiro is a... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Feel the spirit of the samurai as you cut a roll of tatami with a real samurai sword. First, we will dress you in a traditional kimono and hakama. Then we will give you a lesson in the history of swords in Japan, and how they influenced samurai...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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738-1 Danjocho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8224, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
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+81 80-3133-5576
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked my boys (14 & 16) into the workshop unsure what to expect. However, they had the most fantastic time. The session lasted for about an hour and a half. I nipped off for a coffee and returned after about one hour. The team...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the experience with the Iaido lesson with Master kawata was absolutely amazing, also chihiro is a great translator and host .this is a great place to visit in kyoto,definitely I will recommend to my friends and familyThank you again Master Kawata and chihiro.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an delightful visit in old Japan traditions with very nice persons.Explanation, ambiance, kindness, and spirit. Everything was extraordinary.Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought my partner a session at Samurai Juku as a surprise present. We walked to the location from our hotel near Karasuma station, had no issues finding the location, the directions on the website were straight forward and thorough. My partner loved the session,...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This experience is absolutely amazing 10/10 really!! I had so much fun and would definitely love to do it again!!

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had a bit of a hiccup finding the place initially as Google Maps got very confused. After calling for help Master Kawata came out and located us. From there it was all plain sailing. From the moment we we walked into the building and...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

My sister and I travelled to Kyoto for just a few days and this was a highlight of our trip. Kawata-sensei was a graceful and very interesting teacher. And Chihiro and Dale were such lovely translators and hosts. We learnt a lot and will definitely...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I don't know that I have too much to add that others haven't already said, but I just wanted to put in another 5-star review, since I know they're relatively new and trying to increase their business. I was lucky enough to be the only...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Cultural activities can sometimes be tacky & shallow. The risk is even higher when costumes and ancient rituals are involved. Knowing this made the experience at Samurai Juku even more impressive & thoroughly enjoyable. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and were thrilled...More

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Dale T, Owner at Samurai Juku, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you Peter for coming to visit us. We are glad you had a great experience. Please come back any time :)

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We had a delightful time at Samurai Juku. After a short overview of the samurai and a brief history of the sword and Bushido, we broke into the lesson proper. Sensei Akihiko Kawata was pleasant and taught us how to draw, hold and resheathe a...More

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Dale T, Owner at Samurai Juku, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Adam, thank you for coming to Samurai Juku. We are very happy to hear you had a great time.

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neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
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