Become a Japanese Samurai & Learn the Spirit of Martial Arts!

Become a Japanese Samurai & Learn the Spirit of Martial Arts!
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)

  • Location:Itami-shi, Hyogo

    Product code:EN-HYG-3015-30152


Learn about the culture of kendo and get in touch with the spiritual side of traditional Japanese arts while acquiring the basics! Our dojo was established in 1786 and has preserved the traditional culture of Naginata, and Iaido. Our instructors help students gain control over their bodies and mind. We respect the traditional manner of martial arts. It’s as the saying goes, “Everything begins and ends with bowing.” 


1. Arrival at Shubukan Dojo

First, you will change into “dougi” (kendo uniform).  Then you will listen to a briefing on the background, rules, and history of kendo.  

 2. Bowing

Everything begins and ends with bowing in martial arts. In order to understand respect and manners in martial arts, you will learn what bowing means. 

 3. Lesson/Practice

You will practice kendo for 50 minutes. You can actually hit your opponent when wearing a face protector. 

4. Receive a Certificate

You will receive a certificate and take a photo with the master.

* An optional “tenugui” (Japanese hand towel) is available for a fee.

* You can have your pictures/video taken with your smartphone or camera if you like. It is free of charge.


  • Access
    3-2-11 Nishidai, Itami-shI,  664-0858 
    A 5-minute walk from Itami Station on Hankyu Itami Line
    A 15-minute walk from Itami Station on JR Fukuchiyama Line  
  • Language support:Japanese
  • Free Wi-Fi:〇


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff


7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date/ on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.