Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto

Recommended Activities & Restaurants in Kyoto

Samurai Kenbu Kyoto


Samurai Kenbu
B1F GOZAN Hotel
35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Open 11:00 Close 21:00 (Mon.-Sat.)

3 min walk from Sanjo Station
20 min bus ride from JR Kyoto station

+81(0)75-751-2033 / contact / Map
Samurai Kembu provides an authentic samurai experience programs both in Kyoto and Tokyo. It is the traditional performing art with a Japanese sword ‘katana’ and a Japanese fan. The word ‘kembu’ means literally ‘sword dance.’ In feudal times samurais danced with their swords and fans to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration. Anyone who is interested in experiencing being samurai are welcome to experience it. You have options of watching performance or participating a lesson with samurai costume. It is a great chance to step into the shoes of samurai and experience the cultural heritage of Japan!

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Our Sake Tour Reviews

  •   The tour was very informative for a guy whose experience with sake is very limited. The best part for me was the visit to an old sake brewery close by. With this attraction you will know if sake is your thing or not.

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    11/18/2019
  •   I did not know there was so much to know about Sake! This was a fascinating deep dive into Sake, the process of creating it, the different categories and how to pair it with food and how to read the bottles. The expert was great,...More

    thumb TheOnlyPhilBennett
    11/18/2019
  •   my husband n I enjoyed this 3 hour trip to the sake brewery n sake tasting. Really fully enjoyed the diffent tastes of sake categories.

    thumb sherryelg
    11/17/2019
  •   Truly enjoyed the small group tour. So glad we did this. Very Easy to get to via subway and find. Great area to check out before tour. Excellent English and humor. Very Well run. Start with quick intro to sake - informative brief lecture and...More

    thumb TVandAN
    11/16/2019
  •   Was worth it even before we tried our first sake! The short walk through the sake district was a special insight as was the tour of the sake brewery. Kotaro & Maria are thoughtful and experienced communicators and it was a pleasure to be in...More

    thumb craig_apps1
    11/15/2019
  •   This was probably my favourite tour of our entire trip. We learned so much and had a really great time with our tour guides. We even tested out our skills at a bar after the tour

    thumb oliviacreynolds
    11/11/2019
  •   We had a fantastic time on this tour. Not once did we feel rushed and it’s super informative. I’d highly recommend you set some time apart in your visit for this experience - such a fun way to spend a few hours.

    thumb skmarais
    11/11/2019
  •   This was an excellent introduction to sake - provided a good background on how it is made, and the handy ‘cheat sheet’ is a great tool to help you in your future sake selections. Enjoyed all the tastings and food mixes and the concept of...More

    thumb PatchyandQuilty
    11/11/2019
  •   Kotaro and Merica were fantastic guides and so knowledgeable. It wasn’t quite as expected but we loved it nevertheless. If in two minds, do it. And Kotaro’s English was fantastic.

    thumb torz888
    11/07/2019
  •   Interesting, informative, and great fun! Short tour and explanation of production but detailed and enjoyable descriptions during tastings and pairings - well worth it.

    thumb Jaakey
    11/05/2019

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