Samurai of Edo

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Experience Samurai culture of the Edo Period
From¥53,180
Experience Samurai culture of the Edo Period
From¥53,180
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1 Day (9 Hours)
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Tokyo
Tokyo

Pricing

All prices are per group (irrespective of the number of people) and include only the vehicle cost, driver fee, highway tolls/ parking fees. Lunch/ dinner/ incidental expenses & tickets etc. are not included.
You will be shown the option add an expert level guide and other additional available services including Samurai Experience fee as a mandatory add-on prior to payment. All prices are inclusive of tax and credit card fees. No hidden charges.
Bookings can be made up to 72 hours before the listed departure time. A credit card will be required (and authorized for the tour amount) to make a booking, but it will only be charged once our team has confirmed the availability of your requested date.

 

Itinerary

We will pick you up from your accommodation at the beginning of the tour and drop you back at a location of your choosing (within Tokyo) after the tour. Please make sure to fill in the correct accommodation (and address) when booking the tour.

 

MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTION :
Samurai Kembu Experience

“Kembu” is a traditional Japanese stage performance art that utilizes the Katana (traditional Japanese sword) and traditional Japanese fan while expressing the poems that were sung/recited by the Samurai.
Experience an authentic Samurai Kembu experience at a workshop gym (Dojo) located near Ginza area in Tokyo. Try on clothes that are worn in Kembu performances, learn how to handle a Japanese sword and Japanese fan the fun way and experience the way of the Samurai for yourself. Learn basic techniques of “Kembu” such as handling a Japanese sword, performing slashing techniques and some simple samurai actions. You can also learn how to handle a Japanese fan and the way of bowing and walking in traditional arts. Compete your session with perform with your sword on stage, accompanied by a song of a poem written by a samurai. There is some time allocated for picture-taking after changing into the costumes. The instructor will help you with some cool Samurai poses.

The instructors at Tokyo Samurai Kembu hold the title of ‘Kembu master’ at one of Kembu schools, such as Kinouryu Kembu school (Tokyo). With their many years of training and experience, be rest assured that you can safely and properly learn “Kembu” even within the constraints of the short experience workshops. At the end of the workshop, the instructor will give a performance. Please keep your eyes peeled for Kembu Master’s high-spirited performance.

Time: 9:00 – 11:05, 13:00 – 15:05, 17:00 – 19:05, 21:00 – 23:05

 

The tour then moves onto other Samurai related spots within Tokyo. Guests can choose two destinations from the following options:

 

FOLLOWING ATTRACTION OPTIONS :
Option 01: Sengakuji Temple (Recommended)

Sengakuji (泉岳寺) is a small temple near Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. The temple is famous for its graveyard where the “47 Ronin” (also known as Akoroshi, the “masterless samurai from Ako”) are buried. The story of the 47 loyal ronin became highly popular as a kabuki play during the Edo Period, and remains very popular today.

A small memorial museum about the 47 ronin, the Akogishi Kinenkan, can also be found at Sengakuji. Inside the single-room museum, visitors can view artifacts related to the 47 samurai, such as letters and armor, and watch videos (in English, Mandarin or Japanese) explaining the history of the temple and the story of the loyal retainers. A small annex across from the museum and contains wooden sculptures of all the retainers who participated in the mission.

Option 02: Samurai Museum (Recommended)

The Samurai Museum is a must-visit destination for those interested in old Japan and the storied history of combat and conflict that characterized the country up through the late 16th century. Not only will you be able to see 70 selections of samurai armor, you can also dress up in replica armor, don a kabuto helmet, and witness combat reenactments by skilled swordsmen.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY1900 per person/ Children 3-12 years old : JPY800 per person

Option 03: Tokyo Edo Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is housed in a unique looking building in the Ryogoku district. The museum’s permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo (known as Edo until 1869) through its exhibits and covers many features of the capital from the Edo Period to relatively recent decades. In an interactive way, visitors are able to experience and learn about various aspects of earlier Tokyo, such as the way of life of people, Edo Period architecture, cultural heritage, political climate, commercial situation and more. Through numerous models of towns, figurines and life-sized figures, the museum makes it interesting to find out about how towns were constructed in the past.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults: JPY 600 per person/ College Students & Vocational School Students : JPY480 per person / High School and Junior High School Students : JPY300 per person. Closed on Mondays

Option 04: The Japanese Sword Museum

The Japanese Sword Museum is dedicated to the art of Japanese swordmaking. Run by the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, visit this museum and receive a fascinating insight into Japanese weaponry. The collection contains many swords that have been awarded special status for their important cultural value.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults: JPY1,000 per person / Students above 15 years old : JPY500. Closed on Mondays

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