Plan ID
: 24021

[Tokyo・Machida] Japanese Sword All-in-one Experience Course at a real dojo (Iai / Japanese Fencing / Trial cutting)

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Solo participant
  • Charter possible
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    18Age ~ 99 Age
  • Duration
    2~3 hours

In this masterclass you will learn about 3 types of swordsmanship: Iaido, kendo and batto.
Iaido teaches a skill of handling swords, kendo teaches timing and targeting the opponent, and batto teaches cutting techniques.

~ Flow of the day ~
① Get dressed (10 minutes)
② Lecture about swords (20 minutes)
③ Iai lesson (20 minutes)
④ Kendo lesson (30 minutes)
⑤ Batto (tameshigiri) (30 minutes)
⑥ A certificate of completion (5 minutes)
⑦ Change clothes (5 minutes)

Instructor with 20 years of experience in batto and yabusame-archery

I am a teacher at the headquarters hall of the All Japan Toyama Ryu Ai Federation, and a teacher at Yabusame.
This experience is neither entertainment nor street performance.
Teach real swordsmanship and spirit.
Please join us if you want to experience the right way or study the real thing.

A beginner's level of 3 types of swordsmanship in one lesson.​ ​

You can experience the beginners in 3 fields: Iai, Kendo (shooting sword), and sword cutting. Before the experience, give a lecture to deepen your understanding of the sword. In Iai, you will learn how to pull out and put the sword in using a simulated sword, and in the shooting sword, you will practice using the wooden sword to warp a Japanese sword and use a ho. After that, a simulated match will be held with a shooting sword and bamboo sword. With a sword, you can experience the sharpness of a Japanese sword by actually slashing two straws with one person using a sword. You can take photos at any time.

A certificate of completion

Participants will get a certificate of completion issued by Toyama Ryu Bizen Kai which is written both in English and Japanese.

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    Required minimum number of participants 1 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 1~10
    About duration About 2 hours (Experience time: 1 hour 40 minutes)
    Operating period All year round
    Assembly time Please come 10 to 15 minutes before your reservation time as you will change into lesson clothes.
    Booking deadline until 20:59 on the day

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Drinks and camera
    About rental items Training clothes, simulated swords, bamboo swords, wood swords, shooting swords bamboo swords, serious (all for free)

    Matters require attention For your safety please do not consume alcohol before the experience.​ ​
    Other notifications Under 18 year old participants must have parent's consent. Also feel free to contact us for private group lessons.

    All reviews 23Results

    Guest user




    • 5.0
    Participating date: May 2021

    Guest userCut tatami with katanas

    Most places around Japan are not comfortable with letting guests handle expensive and sharp katanas.
    However here you can cut with a live blade after minimal instruction even without prior experience or rank in kendo. Plenty of time handling the swords. Instructor is kind, experienced and speaks English just fine.
    10,000yen for 2hours introduction lesson in kenjutsu and iai, handling katanas, and cutting tatamis all inclusive. Well worth the price.
    Best if you are booking a hotel in Tamachi, Tokyo so you can attend a lesson in the morning.

    • 5.0
    Participating date: March 2021

    Guest user真剣本格剣術体験




    • 5.0
    Participating date: February 2021

    Guest userFun activity to try!

    A really fun and interesting experience to try with friends. We went as a group of 4 and all had a good time. Lots of laughs, very interesting and fun. Recommend to anyone.

    • 5.0
    Participating date: February 2021
    Guest user


    • 5.0
    Participating date: January 2021

    Access - Map

    3-14-14-3 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-0013
    Assembly point

    All Japan Toyama-ryu Iaido Federation Headquarters Dojo

    If you arrive by car

    There is a pay parking lot in front of the dojo 20 to 30 minutes from the Tomei Expressway "Yokohama Machida IC".

    If you arrive by train

    A 15-minute walk from Odakyu Machida Station, 5~10 minutes walk from JR Machida Station

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    Selling points regarding safety

    We are taking measures against the new corona based on the national guidelines.

    Insurance information Accident insurance / liability insurance
    License and Qualifications Six-dan Renshi Master
    Member organizations and associations All Japan Toyama-ryu Iaido Federation
    Number of staff 4
    Number of instructors 1

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