Experience life as a poised Japanese Samurai or nimble Ninja to unveil the traditional culture of Japan and get a first hand taste of those action movie moves!
Impersonate a Samurai or Ninja and take part in a rescue mission
Understand the spirit and moral principles behind 'tate-dou' (the art of sword fighting)
Learn from experienced Japanese masters and dress up in traditional clothing
Enjoy a 60 or 90 minute lesson with time to take photographs
You too can learn to become an ancient Samurai or Japanese Ninja! After a brief talk to learn the history and basics of "Tate" (sword fighting), it's over to you to try your hand at this complex art usually only taught to stage or film actors. Not only do you have to focus on correcting the moves, but your deportment, gestures, etiquette, attentiveness as well as possessing discipline of mind are equally important. Believe us, it's harder than it looks! If you're impressed by the swift movements and subtle agility of a ninja then why not try your had at throwing stars and practicing the special hand 'seals' said to bring ninjas their superhuman skills! You'll certainly feel the part dressed in traditional outfits as you act out a fight using all the moves you've just learnt. Not only will you discover traditional Japanese culture but we promise you'll feel like you've just taken part in an action movie too! Of course, they'll be plenty of time for taking photographs as well!
60 min Private Group
90 min Join-in Group
Sandankyo Valley Private Walking Tour (from Hiroshima)