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Become a Samurai in Japan!

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 266 reviews.Shinagawa City, Japan

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Experience hosted by Ooshiro

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Spar with a real samurai

1、First, we'll begin by dressing up in the traditional Japanese Kimono.
You’ll be able to choose your favorite because we have various types of Kimono, band, and Hakama styles.

2、Next, we’ll learn how to walk, how to bow, and how to perform samurai moves.

3、Then we’ll practice pulling out the sword, returning the sword, setting it up, and slashing.

4、Then we will practice 【 抜刀術 battoujyutu 】.
This is how to the battle of Samurai fights.
They not attack before opponent.

5、Then we will cut a carrot with the sword !

6、Finally we will having a photo shoot.
Since we take enough time of the photograph, please become a samurai and take pictures with various poses.

Ooshiro's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Equipment
    Kimonos , Sword
From $144
/ person

Meet your host, Ooshiro

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 266 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I am Ooshiro.
I am a descendant of a real Samurai.
I will teach culture to the Samurai transmitted throughout our ancestors.

I usually teach samurai culture to Japanese people, but I started this experience three years ago in order to get people from all over the world to know the culture of Samurai.

Please experience a real samurai.
I am waiting for you!

I represented Japan in sword performance at the 2013 Monaco World Theater Festival.

This is a video of a samurai experience class.
https://youtu.be/63muFa8rHuY

It is a photos in Instagram.
https://instagram.com/ooshiro1/
Hi, I am Ooshiro.
I am a descendant of a real Samurai.
I will teach culture to the Samurai transmitted throughout our ancestors.

I usually teach samurai culture to Japanese people, but I started this experience three years ago in order to get people from all over the world to know the culture of Samurai.

Please experience a real samurai.
I am waiting for you!

I represented Japan in sword performance at the 2013 Monaco World Theater Festival…
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Where you'll be

Our samurai workshop will be held at a gymnasium in Shinagawa-ku, an eight-minute walk from the east gate of Osaki Station.2-11-2 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 266 reviews.

Lloyd
January 2020
It was a really great experience. Not only were we taught how to use the swords, but the manners of how a samurai must act. This included the history of samurai which I didn't know much about.
Victor
November 2019
Great experience during our time in Tokyo. Ooshiro was a great host, very polite and diligent. He really is a professional samurai, he will even teach you how to fold your samurai clothes. The gym where we took the lessons was clean and in a safe neighbor. He has another experience which takes place outside the gym; Even if the feeling of learning on the gym was great, I am sure his other experience on airbnb that take place at his house backyard has to be even better and feel mor "traditional"... if you dates are flexible and he is avaliable look for his other experience on the site, if not, this one would be good too.
Great experience during our time in Tokyo. Ooshiro was a great host, very polite and diligent. He really is a professional samurai, he will even teach you how to fold your samurai…
Mark
October 2019
This is honestly one of the most amazing experiences we have done and for an incredible price! Myself and 4 other friends were visiting for the rugby and the dates were sold out so I contacted Ooshiro personally and he opened up x5 more slots for us. I want to thank him so much because I feel this was the best experience we had. He is caring, kind, passionate and extremely friendly. His English is brilliant too. The location and getting into the proper attire really made you feel like you were embracing the culture of the Samurai and Japan. I spoke to my mates afterwards and they could not speak any higher of this experience. Thank you Ooshiro!
This is honestly one of the most amazing experiences we have done and for an incredible price! Myself and 4 other friends were visiting for the rugby and the dates were sold out so…
Marion
August 2019
We enjoyed this workshop tremendously. Ooshiro explains a lot about the traditions and how these came to be. Very interesting. Furthermore he showed us how samurai act and why and then he let us experience these by practising to walk, bow, sit as a samurai and how to handle a sword. We learned a lot and had so much fun. Thank you, Ooshiro!
We enjoyed this workshop tremendously. Ooshiro explains a lot about the traditions and how these came to be. Very interesting. Furthermore he showed us how samurai act and why and…
Maria
July 2019
This was a great start to our holiday. Ooshiro made us feel very welcome. Everything is planned really well and you get a good background to the samurai way of life, the dressing up and chopping the top off a carrot was great fun. My 10 year old son loved it. Central location with good facilities
This was a great start to our holiday. Ooshiro made us feel very welcome. Everything is planned really well and you get a good background to the samurai way of life, the dressing u…
PingPing
July 2019
Definitely worth trying! Ooshiro was patient and passionate about teaching us the Japanese way of entering a home and then about the history of samurais and how to wield a samurai sword :) using what we learnt to then slice a carrot was icing on the cake! Thanks Ooshiro !
Definitely worth trying! Ooshiro was patient and passionate about teaching us the Japanese way of entering a home and then about the history of samurais and how to wield a samurai…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    More tips

    The instructor responds to simple English.
    Please feel free to join us even women.
    And, children can also participate,so please join with your family.
    ※Please tell gender and height when children participate.
    It takes time to wear a kimono, so you cannot wear a kimono if you are late.

    What to bring

    Please bring a t-shirt and shorts or tight to wear under the Kimono. If you have socks,please wear it.