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Samurai Kendo experience in old Dojo

Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Kenshi

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Train in the art of Kendo, a modern martial art descended from samurai practices. We’ll start by talking about basic etiquette and the cultural history of the samurai. Next, we’ll work with practice weapons in traditional Kendo armor in a dojo (a martial arts studio). We’ll finish the lesson with a tournament-style combat game.
Other things to note
Please wear loose fitting exercise clothes just in case we don't have a kendo uniform in your size.

Kenshi'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.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Kendo armor and equipment
  • Equipment
    Bottled water
From $145
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Kenshi

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 66 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Kenshi Nagamatsu

Born December 8th, 1987 in Tokyo
Graduated from Keio University's Faculty of Law.
Started Kendo at 5 years old at the Tokyo-budokan (located in Ota-ku, Tokyo), and continued kendo club activities throughout Keio junior high school and Keio high school, and during Keio University Athletic Association's Kendo association, as well as Nomura Securities' Kendo association.
Started Kendo Experience Tour 【SAMURAI TRIP】 services in 2016.

Major kendo accomplishments include:
・Second place in Kanagawa prefecture's high school kendo tournament
・Best 8 in Kanto students' new player tournament
・Best 16 in All-Japan Business Organization Kendo Tournament, etc.
・Japan Tourism Agency Prize in "7th Sports Promotion Award"
・Sport Culture Tourism Award 2019
Kenshi Nagamatsu

Born December 8th, 1987 in Tokyo
Graduated from Keio University's Faculty of Law.
Started Kendo at 5 years old at the Tokyo-budokan (located in Ota-ku, Tokyo), and continued kendo club activities throughout Keio junior high school and Keio high school, and during Keio University Athletic Association's Kendo association, as well as Nomura Securities' Kendo association.
Started Kendo Experience Tour 【SAMURAI TRIP】 services in 2016.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the north exit of the Uguisudani station. Then we'll walk about eight minutes to the dojo.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 66 reviews.

Joseph
December 2019
Kenshi is super knowledgeable and passionate. This was a great experience and I would recommend this for people to experience. Kendo is a lot tiring than it looks!
Heireen
January 2019
早上从成田机场赶过去,由于不熟悉地铁,迟到了一个小时,结果体验只能缩短到一小时以内了,学了剑道的基本动作,仪式,一些背景等等,kenshi老师很热情的传播着日本剑道文化,结束后送我回车站,一路上聊得也很开心,总得来说还是不错的体验
Arnaldo
December 2018
Amazing experience and highly recommended: Kenshi knows everything about Kendo and is great at sharing it. Also the combat part is very fun. Loved it!!!
Anna
November 2018
This was so much fun. He arranges the class perfectly so you have fight time and then rest time then fight some more! Be prepared for a work out and a truly authentic Japanese experience!
Ean
October 2018
Kenshi was very accommodating and friendly. The experience was really fun and I enjoyed ‘challenging’ him even if it was my first time. Overall a great experience.
Antoni
September 2018
The experience was great fun, with really friendly host. I would especially recommend to anyone who wants to try typically japanese sport and feel the 'samurai spirit'.

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 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towel(If you want to take a shower)