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Experience KENDO in KYOTO

Experience KENDO in KYOTO

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in Chinese (Simplified) and English
Over 280 people rated this experience 5 stars.

About your host

Welcome to "Experience Kendo in KYOTO” workshop! My name is Tomoyoshi Yamanaka. I am your instructor in this workshop and very much looking forward to meeting you all! I am the fourth generation descendant of the last Samurai, Yoshishige Hayashi who lived 150 years ago and served the Hikone clan in today's Shiga prefecture. I grew up with a rich heritage of BUSHIDO tradition and KENDO practice. It…
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What we’ll do

"Experience KENDO" offers more authentic BUSHIDO ("WAY OF SAMURAI") understanding through learning the basics of traditional martial arts, KENDO ("WAY OF SWORD"). Tomoyoshi, the instructor, will give you a short lecture on how ancient swordsmanship of SAMURAI later developed into KENDO. He will share the heroic stories of ancient SAMURAIS including his own great-grandfather, Yoshishige Hayashi, …

What else you should know

Please make sure to arrive at the venue 30 MINUTES before the workshop starting time. The Dojo is considered as the most sacred martial arts center in Japan, so please act with respectful manner.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
All Kendo wears and equipments

What to bring

Ladies, please bring your own T-shirts and sports shorts or leggings
A bottle of water or sports drink is recommendable

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Where you'll be

The main venue will be Kyoto's own "Butokuden" in Kyoto Budo Center. It is the hall of fame and oldest Kendo Dojo existing in today’s world. It was built in 1899 and miraculously survived the WW2 devastation. In 1996, Japanese government officially recognized it as a nation's important cultural asset. Please be notified that in case the Dojo is occupied by other groups, we will be using the sub-Dojo within the same property of Kyoto Budo Center.

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, Aug 23    From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
ﺩ.ﺇ320 per person
9 of 10 spots left
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Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 15 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Please make sure to arrive at the venue 30 MINUTES before the workshop starting time. The Dojo is considered as the most sacred martial arts center in Japan, so please act with respectful manner.
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Experience KENDO in KYOTO
287 reviews
ﺩ.ﺇ284 per person
287 reviews
ﺩ.ﺇ284 per person