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.


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

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. 

Additional information

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.
May 2023

This is the best experience we have had in Japan so far! The staff are amazing and very friendly and the experience is very fun and informative

May 2023

Great experience! We loved it, thoroughly reccomend. Staff were great. Easy to find and clear instructions. Well worth it!

May 2023

Fun experience. I think it would be especially fun for boys. We took are teen daughter and she enjoyed it also. Felt very real! Loved that they sent photos afterwards.

May 2023

Our family of 4 participated in the Kyoto Samurai Experience a couple of weeks ago. The instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Our two teenage boys absolutely loved every minute of their experience. This is a very well run operation and a really unique experience if you are traveling i...

April 2023

The sword performance and getting to cut the tatami rolled mat. Would definitely recommend if you like all things samurai

April 2023

The experience was beyond my expectations. The location, people and ambience were spectacular. Highly recommend people to try it out!

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