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[ Exclusive! Special Price ] KATANA! Sword skill training and cutting experience with a real antique Katana in an old Zen temple

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[ Exclusive! Special Price ] KATANA! Sword skill training and cutting experience with a real antique Katana in an old Zen temple

12 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Japanese
martial arts

[ Exclusive! Special Price ] KATANA! Sword skill training and cutting experience with a real antique Katana in an old Zen temple

martial arts

[ Exclusive! Special Price ] KATANA! Sword skill training and cutting experience with a real antique Katana in an old Zen temple

12 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Japanese

What you'll do

[ Opening campaign ! ] For a limited time, those who have written a review will also have a professional photo shoot. Video: https://youtu.be/PBCE14qZ2Nw Photo: https://bit.ly/2Km1pR2 1. From the gate of Engaku-ji, we will take you to the venue walking in the Engaku-ji premises. 2. A short course and member introduction. 3. Explanation of Japanese swords. 4. Practicing the form and motion of Iai-do. 5. Cutting a roll of Tatami mat with a real sword. 6. Small tea break. Questionnaire and feedback time. 7. Bowing for farewell. ■News : We have received 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. This award is only given to the top 10 percent of 8.3 million accommodations, attractions, restaurants, and vacation rentals listed on TripAdvisor. ■ Marshall Arts and Real Sword Experience Most of the time in the course you will receive a sword skill training as real martial art. Usually, Iaido cutting with a real Japanese sword takes a year-long training. Our program, however, is minimized the lesson for beginners to receive safely in a comprehensive way. Our coaching of 3.5 hours is the minimum time we have pondered. Learn Japanese Budo on sword skills understanding the manner and spirit before actually get to grip a real katana to try cutting a tatami roll. One hour ride from Tokyo station, Kamakura is a favorite spot for tourists for its historic atmosphere, cultures and nature. We are offering various courses for visitors focusing on authenticity. This specific program is a shortened, light version of our long full day course for VIPs. The venue is a 600 hundred-year-old Zen temple, once visited by renowned novelists back in Meiji period. And now, NBA players, ambassadors and famous artists have visited here through our actions. This temple is not open to tourists but to us, the NPO mentioned above. ■ You will use an authentic Japanese sword You are going to use a real, authentic Japanese sword here at the last stage. It's not a mock sword for practice or a stage prop. It's a deadly weapon and said to be a spirit of samurai. Please keep it in mind and promise to handle with respect following the lecturer's instructions. ■ About Iai and Tateh When you learn Japanese sword practices, there are two kinds. One is called Tateh, which was conceived as a staged action with rather showy motions. The other is Iai, an older martial art for battling skills and killing actions. It’s a way to be a stronger samurai. In other words, Tateh is more entertaining and theatrical, while Iai is seriously focusing on cutting the enemy down. All the actions in Iai are sophisticated to be minimum and straightforward, aimed to win at a close battle. If you want to feel a real mindset of samurai in medieval times, we recommend Iai. In a quiet templ, the moment with a real sword swinging in your arms will surely be your special memory. We offer you this short program at a special rate now, and we will raise it back at regular price soon. So we sincerely ask you to upload your feedback review.

Your host

Koichiro

Koichiro

I am hosting an NPO called ZIRITSU. I am into Zen and Iai-do, Japanese sword practices. I want to share the samurai spirit with you focusing on the authentic place, material and lecturer in Kamakura. I made a short 3.5-hour program of the real sword experience for you so that you can stroll the area before or after visiting us in the temple exclusively reserved for you. Zen influenced Swordsmanship, Tea ceremony, and even Flower Arrangement. Our Iai-do lesson highly regards the old Zen/Samurai spirit. I hope you learn and enjoy this unique lesson. An excellent photo occasion as well. A professional interperter will attend. Yutaka Takayama, a national certified guide and 1st class medical interpreter. TOEIC score 960 https://www.airbnb.jp/users/show/257930742

About the organization

NPO法人 ZIRITSU

NPO ZIRITSU works to provide better educational and career opportunities to Japanese orphans. Our mission is to support and encourage them to be respectfully independent. Your contribution will go towards helping Japanese orphans get educational and career opportunities, and allow them to participate in cultural experiences like this one.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to NPO法人 ZIRITSU.

What's included

Food
We serve a popular sweet of Kamakura.
Drinks
We serve hot or Iced tea depending on the weather and season.

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Where you'll be

As you might have heard, Kamakura is a crowded tourist spot. But here in Kigen-in, a 640 year old zen temple which is the temple venue you can enjoy a tranquility and its garden reserved only for you exclisively. This serene accord is the best and the exceptional experience I can offer you to share. Please come to enjoy with your friends or family. It's worth to take time to leave a big city like Tokyo to find a historic feel of nature and culture of old Japan.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

■ Interpreter Japanese to English interpreter will attend. ■ Kimono Wearing Kimono is optional. If you wish to wear rental Kimono, it costs 3,500 Yen extra, and you have to go to an appointed shop beforehand. Let us know if you are interested. ☆We recommend that you hire this Kimono rental for your once in a lifetime photo occasion with Katana in a secluded temple. ■ Preparation A fee of 300 yen needed at the Engakuji main gate, which is not included in the price. Casual wear and shoes for outdoor exercise are recommended. ■ About the course in the morning. When you chose a program starts in the morning (e.g.10 am), the lesson will pass over lunch time. Please have a good late breakfast for the exercise.
Koichiro
martial arts
[ Exclusive! Special Price ] KATANA! Sword skill training and cutting experience with a real antique Katana in an old Zen temple
12 reviews
$123/person
12 reviews
$123/person