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Kyoto Samurai Experience
Activities in Kyoto

Kyoto Samurai Experience

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  • 1-2 hours

Enjoy a Samurai show in Kyoto, wear a traditional Samurai's armour, take a katana and learn from a Kembu master in a class. You can choose between the complete experience, just the class, or just the show.

The Samurai Experience

The art of Kembu (sword show) is one of the most important Japanese traditions, reflecting the perfection of the culture of the Samurai, a group of warriors who governed Japan for seven centuries.

Samurai culture remains a part of life in Japan thanks to the efforts of the masters who teach this art. In the Kyoto Samurai Kembu Theater, you'll have the opportunity to learn all about the Samurai

Around 5 pm we'll meet outside the theatre and, the first thing is an hour long exhibition from authentic samurai. As well as their impressive skill with a sword, we'll enjoy the ancient stories that capture the essence of this noble and ancient culture.

Keeping in the spirit of things, we'll then head to a class given by an expert in the Samurai performance art. We'll equip ourselves with traditional garb, and the Kembu masters will teach us how to use a katana: not quite as easy as those expert samurai made it look!

Once we've learnt the technique, know how to perform the ritual greeting and finish a fight, we'll do a photo call and receive a certificate of 'Samurai Instruction': something to make your family and friends jealous!

Show Only

When making the reservation, you can choose to only see the samurai show. In this way, you'll see the Kembu professionals at work: a perfect introduction to Japanese culture!

Class Only

Those who would prefer to experience Samurai culture first hand can choose the option of class only. You'll learn how to vanquish your enemies with this most difficult of techniques. Only for the brave!

Important Information

The Samurai experience is for over 5s only.


Adults Children from 5 to 11
Samurai Experience
US$ 82.80
US$ 73.60
Samurai Class
US$ 64.40
US$ 55.20
Samurai Show
US$ 27.60
US$ 18.40

Samurai Experience

  • Adults

    US$ 82.8
  • Children from 5 to 11

    US$ 73.6

Samurai Class

  • Adults

    US$ 64.4
  • Children from 5 to 11

    US$ 55.2

Samurai Show

  • Adults

    US$ 27.6
  • Children from 5 to 11

    US$ 18.4

More Information


1-2 hours.


English language Kembu instructor (optional).

Traditional costume (optional).

Show (optional).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 82.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 days before

Meeting point

Samurai Kembu Theater


Free! Free cancellation up to 6 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 70%. If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.