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Samurai Kembu Theater

35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku | Neo Art Bldg. B1F, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-2033
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Last admission time - 6:15PM Kembu, literally means 'sword dance' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts that shows the spirits and the culture of the Samurai. 1-hour Samurai Show and other lesson programs are available. All programs are held in English. Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“martial arts” (27 reviews)
“hour lesson” (26 reviews)
“short lesson” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku | Neo Art Bldg. B1F, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-751-2033
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time. My little boys (5 and 7) really got into the Samurai experience and still talk about it. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrey P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience, complimented by staff, samurai, and performers who love what they do and treat you with the utmost respect. We took along our 1 year old and they went out of their way to involve and accommodate him. The lessons and the...More

Thank Druaboyea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great one hour show. Learned some of the history of the Samurai. Performers were good and very friendly with photo opportunity at finish of the show.

Thank Pumpkin_RRR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the two hour session. Well worth it as you get dressed up and learn a routine with the sword then do a photo shoot. Lots of fun but informative too. Our friends back home were impressed with our photos.

1  Thank Jennette H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show summarized many japanese cultural habits. We really enjoyed it. Performers should keep this mission and good work up! Thanks!

Thank hellowww2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting show of samurais, the masters are very friendly and nice. They clearly know what they're talking about. Get the package where you can dress up and get a lesson from the master - it was so fun!

Thank Irene C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never practiced kendo before. the place is easy to find and well designed. You can change in the restrooms. The kimono were beautiful. the organisation is flawless. the whole team is both friendly and professional. It was not mentionned in the offer but it...More

Thank Cécile R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I picked up the brochure in my hotel lobby but didn't think I could attend as the days that the show were on didn't tally with my time in Kyoto. CHECK THE WEBSITE! Luckily I did and there are extra shows now added. The show...More

1  Thank sazmo7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great time visiting the show, and learned a lot about Japanese culture. We traveled as a couple but it was very kid-friendly. We only saw the theatre show, but from what we saw, the lesson afterwards looked like a lot of fun. The...More

1  Thank Chelsea F
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Really nice experience, great hosts. We didn't stay for actual practice with swords but we really enjoyed the theatre. The host explaining every single act and after you can take plenty pictures with swords and the actors. Really recommend it :)

Thank Patrycja B
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travelling with a 5 and 6 year old. How is this for children of this age?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Wayne M | Reviewed this property |
Perfect. They'll love it.
Shaun B
Is this session available for younger kids, ages 5 and 7?
1 April 2017|
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I don't have paypal. Is there another way of making payment? I'm planning of visiting your place between 23 - 27 December.
12 December 2016|
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Response from samurai-kembu | Property representative |
Hello, we will tell you another way of making payment in person. Could you send us E-mail directly?