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Kumamoto Castle SAMURAI Experience

  • Kumamoto prefecture Kumamoto city
  • Culture

Travel back in time to ancient Japan to experience the samurai spirit.

Become a military commander and go on a historical adventure. The majestic sight with Kumamoto Castle in the background is sure to become very popular on social media.

[Plan(1) Armor dressing experience] Approximately 90 minutes

You can freely walk around the castle wearing the armor worn by samurai during the war. Take as many pictures as you like anywhere within Kumamoto Castle and capture the best image with the historical scenery in the background.

– Change of clothes (30 minutes)
– Free walk (45 minutes)
– Change of clothes (15 minutes)

[Plan(2) Samurai sword cutting experience] Approximately 90 minutes

Under the guidance of a swordsmanship expert, you can try to use a real Japanese sword. It will be a great opportunity to test your skills while experiencing the outstanding techniques of the samurai and the deep spirit of the Japanese military arts.

– Demonstration (30 minutes)
– Practice (45 minutes)
– Cutting experience (15 minutes)

Detailed information
Excluding events held at Kumamoto Castle.
Time required
Approximately 3 hours
Clothing / belongings
Please wear warm and comfortable walking clothes and shoes for this tour.
Experience fee
Armor dressing experience: ¥8,000/person
Samurai sword cutting experience: ¥6,000/person

[ Items included in the fee ]
Armor rental, Dressing Instruction Fee and Real sword cutting experience instruction fee
- Junior high school students and older (13 years old~) fee is the same as that for adults.
- This tour will be held even if it rains. However, the tour may be cancelled in the event of a typhoon or other danger. (Tour fee will be refunded).
- The order and location of the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather and other factors on the day of the tour.
- If the minimum number of participants is not met, the trip may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, we will contact you.
- Delays or no-shows due to transportation delays, etc. will also be subject to cancellation fees.
Kumamoto Castle Museum Wakuwakuza: 1-1-1 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-0008 (Sakuranobaba Josaien)
Reservation acceptability
Reservations available: Please contact us using the inquiry form below.
- Reservations are made on request (confirmed as soon as we receive your application and confirm availability).
- This tour/activity requires a minimum of 2 participants.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 participants.
- The reservation is required 7 days prior.
- Please provide the following information:
(1) Usage date
(2) Name of participants
(3) Number of participants
(4) Contact
(5) Height, weight
About cancellation fee
1 week before:20%, 3 days before:50%, From the day before:100%
Consult with concierge
A dedicated concierge can help arrange the original travel plan and arrange accommodation. Please feel free to contact us
+81-505317-4494(10:00 ~ 19:00)
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