Kyoto Samurai Experience

1 hour 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Experience Katana and Zen in a historical Samurai house in Kyoto. This is an excellent chance for visitors to try out a REAL Katana (Japanese sword) and Samurai culture. Through this course, you can learn and feel “Bushido” with Katana and Zen.



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. 


  • Professional instructor
  • Use of a real Katana (Japanese Samurai sword)
  • Zen experience
  • Pictures of during the activity


  • None

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.




For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

March 2022

The entire experience was an amazing part of our trip to Kyoto, and is probably the most memorable. Wearing the hakama, walking on the tatami mats, holding the katana was something what will stay in our memories for the rest of our lives!

April 2022

Look, you get to learn about samurai, get a first hand glimpse into a culture that's been painstakingly preserved for almost 500 years, and you get to cut actual things with a real sword. I mean come on, what's to love? For real though, the experience at KSE is engaging, informative, and above a...

February 2022

Fantastic experience from beginning to end. Dressed in traditional style, great demonstration and explanation of samurai culture and hands on experience of using the swords. One we will never forget

December 2021

Being a resident of Japan for many years, I definitely wanted to avoid the cheesy tourist trap kind of places. So I booked this place after reading various reviews (from others who were looking to avoid the same). Lucky for me, I was the only person in attendance (thanks Omicron), so I was able...

April 2020

Great experience in every way. Straff was punctual and very nice and helpful. Even though i was alone (Corona times) they arranged everything and were invested and kind. English guide was great so no languages barriers as well as a photographer, so you didn't have to focus on taking photos. Can n...

March 2020

It was an amazing experience. From demonstrations, learning the history of the samurai + kyoto to actually wielding a sword. It was great experience! Thank you!

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from US$99.85 / per person