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Learn & Practice Samurai Martial Arts

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 228 reviews.Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Koshiro

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

You can experience "Tradition and Innovation" of Samurai Art

Make your own way to "Bugakuza Tokyo Samurai Gallery" located in central Tokyo.
I, the founder of art BUGAKU, will welcome you with a bowl of Japanese tea.

First get to know the background of BUGAKU as well as the history of samurai while browsing through impressive collections of samurai armors, swords, costumes and face masks. Feel free to take photos of these stunning pieces and appreciate the fine details.

After changing your clothes to our special training outfits , Let's start to practice Samurai Martial Arts!
First part is basic Samurai movement lessons including Ninja-walk.
And we move to lessons with weapons of your choice; katana - metal sword, wooden sword, double-swords, or naginata - Japanese long halberd.

Not only will I teach you the proper form but the long-held samurai code of honor. Learn how to carry yourself like a TRUE SAMURAI!

Finally, with nice posing advise, we'll have photo session of you all. During the lesson, we'll take pics & movies and send them to you via e-mail or SNS!

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You can experience "Tradition and Innovation" of Samurai Art

Make your own way to "Bugakuza Tokyo Samurai Gallery" located in central Tokyo.
I, the founder of art BUGAKU, will welcome you with a bowl of Japanese tea.

First get to know the background of BUGAKU as well as the history of samurai while browsing through impressive collections of samurai armors, swords, costumes and face masks. Feel free to take photos of these stunning pieces and appreciate the fine details.

After changing your clothes to our special training outfits , Let's start to practice Samurai Martial Arts!
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Koshiro'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

  • Drinks
    Welcome tea and cold water for break
  • Equipment
    Sword / wooden sword / naginata / fan
From $90
/ person
Wed, Aug 5
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Wed, Aug 19
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Fri, Aug 21
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Koshiro

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 228 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Experience SAMURAI !!
I'm the master and founder of our Samurai Art - BUGAKU 武楽.
It's the dynamic and stylish performing arts; the cultural fusion of Japanese traditional martial arts and Japanese traditional performing arts like Noh-theatre or tea ceremony that Samurai practiced and loved.

"Great Performance! This is the Art!"
- by Guccio Gucci the 4th

With over 30-year martial arts experience, I've taught BUGAKU for 15 years to Japanese and foreign students, and performed all around the world such as London, Florence, Berlin, Paris, Moscow, Jerusalem, Shanghai, San Paulo and more.

I received three Higashi-Kuninomiya Imperial Awards for the international cultural and peaceful contribution in Japan, and in 2019, received the 1st prize selected by the audience "1st Premio del Pubblico" in the international theatrical prize in Milan.
Experience SAMURAI !!
I'm the master and founder of our Samurai Art - BUGAKU 武楽.
It's the dynamic and stylish performing arts; the cultural fusion of Japanese traditional martial arts and Japanese traditional performing arts like Noh-theatre or tea ceremony that Samurai practiced and loved.

"Great Performance! This is the Art!"
- by Guccio Gucci the 4th

With over 30-year martial arts experience, I've taught BUGAKU for 15 years to Japanese and foreign student…
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Where you'll be

Venue is located in a quiet residential area.

[ SAMURAI GALLERY ]
You can watch, touch and take photos of Samurai armors, Noh face masks, beautiful fans and costumes, and other items showing Samurai cultures and its beauty with explanations!

[ Dojo - practice room ]
Clean and bright, photogenic. Also equiped with Samurai armors, beautiful costumes and many weapons for lessons.

You can learn and enjoy BUGAKU world during whole this activity!

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 228 reviews.

Aleksander
February 2020
This was a great idea, you learn a lot and you get to try out a variety of weapons used by the samurai we went through several movements with each of the weapons and got to focus more on two of our favorite of the set, if you are interested in this hype of history/martial art than the experience will really be rewarding
This was a great idea, you learn a lot and you get to try out a variety of weapons used by the samurai we went through several movements with each of the weapons and got to focus m…
Chloe
January 2020
Our time with Bugaku at the Samurai experience was amazing. He is highly knowledgeable and had a true passion for Samurai art. It was great learning so much about Samurai history and trying some of the moves ourselves. 10/10!
Louie
January 2020
Highly recommend booking this unique experience to learn about and learn how to handle samurai weapons! Koshiro is a well tenured samurai and very passionate about the topic, drawing insight from his personal travels as well as history and pop culture references. He was patient and provided constructive criticism on a variety of weapons techniques. For those who care about pictures / videos, he takes A LOT and take the time to fix your pose / form before retaking. You’ll get a plethora of pics and videos to remember this amazing experience and leave with a new friend
Highly recommend booking this unique experience to learn about and learn how to handle samurai weapons! Koshiro is a well tenured samurai and very passionate about the topic, drawi…
Melinda
January 2020
This was a great experience for our group of four children and 1 adult. Koshiro and his assistant were welcoming and friendly and appeared knowledgeable and confident of their samurai skills. They were very patient and persistent with our children and gave them an introduction to samurai training that was both authentic and entertaining. The nonparticipating parents were also made to feel part of the group and we were able to learn about the history and culture of samurai.
This was a great experience for our group of four children and 1 adult. Koshiro and his assistant were welcoming and friendly and appeared knowledgeable and confident of their samu…
Simon
December 2019
Great experience, Koshiro made it a really fun experience! After learning about some of the history we quickly moved on to learning the way of the Samurai and some basic Samurai weapons techniques. This was such fun, I'd highly recommedn this experience and Koshiro was great fun!
Great experience, Koshiro made it a really fun experience! After learning about some of the history we quickly moved on to learning the way of the Samurai and some basic Samurai we…
Maria
December 2019
We had a great chance to learn something about Japanies tradition and martial arts. But the most valuable was that we had the possibility to try practicing with different weapons. Sensei Koshiro and his assistant were so helpful and motivating us to get the best out of it. My son will continue practicing kendo when we come back home. Definitely an experience that you should try in Tokio.
We had a great chance to learn something about Japanies tradition and martial arts. But the most valuable was that we had the possibility to try practicing with different weapons.…

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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 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

■ You can ASK US(RSVneeded)
1. Other TIME SCHEDULE even not on calender
2. Group of over 6 menbers
3. OPTIONS:Try to put on Samurai Armor / Buy Katana, Samurai Armor or Samurai Art items / Wear Kimono

What to bring

T-shirt or tank to wear under a practice uniform

Towel