Samurai Kembu Experience In Tokyo

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basics, including how to use the Japanese sword.

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose 1-hour session for an introduction to basics level lesson or take 2-hour session to learn choreographed movements with a sword and folding fan. On top of this traditional Japanese art experience, you will have a photo session in the costume, and receive a certificate of achievement. Make your way to the dojo, conveniently located in downtown Tokyo, where you’ll meet your instructor for a 1 or 2-hour lesson of the traditional art of Kembu.

The lesson will start by watching a three-minute film that introduces the general concepts of samurais and warriors that ruled Japan from the 12th to 19th century. After the further orientation from your instructor, you’ll put on Japanese-style socks, tie a white belt and receive a sword to be used during the lesson.

After you learn to bow, the instructor will show you how to draw the curved samurai sword and replace it in the scabbard. Once you’ve mastered this difficult technique, you will be given time to practice to strike the sword and to make the cutting sound.

During the break, you will change into a costume of your choice and enjoy a photo session. Then continue wielding your sword to improve the technique.

If you book 2-hour lesson, continue to learn stylized movements of samurai, including how to walk and how to use the folding fan if you wish. Complete your session with some challenging Kembu choreography, which you will perform with your sword on stage, accompanied by a poem and music.

Alternatively, you can watch a demonstration of samurai performance! During traditional Kembu performances, watch trained masters wield swords and recite short Japanese poems written by samurai before going to battle.


2 Working Days
1 to 2 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Timing: 10am, 2pm, 5pm

What You Get

Samurai Kembu Experience in Tokyo


  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Photo shoot with costume
  • Lesson completion certificate
  • Transport

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Located in Ginza

Exact address will be sent to you upon booking confirmation

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
1 hour course
Per person
2 hour course
Per person

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