After visiting Matsumoto Castle, unleash your inner samurai with a one- to two-hour lesson in swordsmanship and stage combat!
Samurai and Ninja Studio Kenyu will teach you to swing your katana with style like an Edo Era samurai. Take plenty of pictures and videos of your samurai skills back home with you. The reenactors are also knowledgeable in the dress and customs of the time, leaving you with a better sense of the history and culture of the samurai.
Monitor tours are being held at the studio on Saturdays between August 11th and September 1st, 2018. Anyone over the age of 15 is able to participate, as long as you write about your experience on social media and are willing to appear in promotional video/photography for the studio. Participation for the monitor tour is 1,000 yen per person (a 4,000 yen discount!). Limited to four participants per day.
Dates: Saturdays between August 11th and September 1st (Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sep. 1)
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Price: 1,000 Yen
Location: Samurai and Ninja Studio Kenyu (2F 3-5-13 Ote, Matsumoto)
Access: a 2-minute walk from Matsumoto Castle