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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience provided by Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Kyoto

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience
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About
Dive deep into samurai and ninja history by going on this action-packed tour of the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Benefit from having a guide to teach you about samurai and ninja weapons, and heroes throughout history. The tour includes a samurai show, and the chance to dress up in armor and try out a blow gun.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Highlights
  • Avoid long ticket lines—entry to the Samurai and Ninja Museum is included
  • Expand your samurai and ninja knowledge through guide commentary
  • Lots to see—discover samurai armor displays, ninja stars, and much more
  • Enjoy a samurai show and the chance to dress up and try weapons
What to expect
  • Guided tour about samurai, ninja, Kyoto in English Samurai armor trial with a katana, samurai sword (optional) Ninja star throw *Activities are subject to change due to the coronavirus situation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Avoid long ticket lines—entry to the Samurai and Ninja Museum is included
  • Expand your samurai and ninja knowledge through guide commentary
  • Lots to see—discover samurai armor displays, ninja stars, and much more
  • Enjoy a samurai show and the chance to dress up and try weapons
What to expect
  • Guided tour about samurai, ninja, Kyoto in English Samurai armor trial with a katana, samurai sword (optional) Ninja star throw *Activities are subject to change due to the coronavirus situation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51440P49
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Samurai armor trial
  • Trying ninja blow gun
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE, Japan, 〒604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg On the corner of Nishiki Market and Teramachi Shopping Street
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Samurai armor trial
  • Trying ninja blow gun
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • SAMURAI & NINJA MUSEUM with EXPERIENCE, Japan, 〒604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg On the corner of Nishiki Market and Teramachi Shopping Street
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

4.5
34 reviews
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JMorrison
11 contributions
Best Experience
This class was amazing and really made my trip !! I loved the activities and pictures and dressing up in the samurai outfits !!
Written 11 March 2020
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Teacher_traveller
5 contributions
A trip highlight!
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family really enjoyed learning about the history of the ninja and samurai from our expert guide and after viewing armour and artifices, had a fun time in ninja training and posing in samurai armour. We loved the experience and thought it was a highlight!
Written 20 January 2020
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Curtis V
Allegan, MI3 contributions
Informative and interactive!
Jan 2020
I had all four of my adult children with me when we took the tour. The staff was exceptionally friendly and were quite fun. Our main guide went through a history of Japan, which was very interesting and very well done. The tour ends with throwing Ninja stars and using a blow dart gun, so that put the experience over the top for us. It lasts a little over an hour, but I feel it was a great experience.
Written 9 January 2020
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planning920
Thank you for your review! We are happy that you enjoy the guided tour with us. We also have Tea Ceremony at Maikoya. We are looking foward to see you again!
Written 12 January 2020
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Emily K
Lehi, United States6 contributions
Fun and quick
Oct 2019
We took our kids to do this ages 8 up to 15 and all of them enjoyed it very much. The museum is very small and there is only 6 suits of armor to see but the stories told by the guide were interesting and fun. The ninja training at the end was really fun and the staff was welcoming and entertaining.
Written 22 October 2019
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Phayna Taufa
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Educational & interactive tour
Oct 2019
We got to practise star throwing & whistle shooting. We also got to try on Samurai outfits & take photos with them. We had a nice display of the Samurai swordsmanship & also did a quiz upon arrival about the history of the martial arts around Samurai. I wished I spent more time here as they had replica swords to purchase but I was in a rush to leave for my next tour,
Written 18 October 2019
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Simon W
1 contribution
Interesting and fun
Oct 2019
The history of the Samurai was very interesting followed by the fun part of ninja training throwing stars and using blowpipes.I
Then tried on some Samurai armour for photos.
Well worth the money which was not a lot.
Written 17 October 2019
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Baula
Zagreb, Croatia20 contributions
Not worth the money!!!
Oct 2019 • Friends
I went to the museum today expecting to see more than 6 samurai “uniforms”. The ninja activity included throwing random ninja “weapon” which would be fun if there weren’t 20 people in the group. There wasn’t enough “weapon” so you had to wait your turn..I expected to try out the ninja outfit which didn’t happen...mayor disappointment!
We did however get the chance to try out some wannabe samurai “uniforms” in poor state with only 9 helmets for the group of 20 so you, again, had to wait your turn or wear a sports hat that matches the colour of the outfit..it was, to be honest, pathetic..
The “history” tour held in one small room was informative, but than again, nothing that you couldn’t find on Google..
All in all, poorly organized (i suppose it
would be a better experience if there were less people). This museum is overrated!!! Not worth the money.
Written 8 October 2019
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Rikard N
4 contributions
Samurai museum fun
Oct 2019 • Solo
A nice but very small museum. It does however make up for it with knowledge and fun activities. The tour was very informative and amusing. Throwing shiruken, shooting blow-darts and dressing like a samurai was fun. Good fun for whole families. A skilled demonstration of the samurai was also enjoyable to watch.
Written 3 October 2019
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londongirl245
London50 contributions
Great fun!
Oct 2019 • Couples
More of a show and tell than a museum but still great fun! The museum is run by a really fun and friendly team who give you and introduction into the worlds of the Ninja and Samurai and then the fun really starts when you get to have a go with the weapons and dress up as a Samurai. Definitely recommend this for families with kids as well as those who are kids at heart!!
Written 2 October 2019
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Travelbug
34 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Aug 2019 • Family
Loved this. The guide Kanade was very informative and entertaining, and the sensei was phenomenal. Ninja training great funand tatami cutting were out of this world.
Written 21 August 2019
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TokeoJulia
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Awesome beautiful experience
Our teacher, Akane, was amazing! This tea ceremony and kimono wearing was a great opportunity for me and my 8 year
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K7786WLjoes
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Amazing experience
I booked this as a birthday gift for my girlfriend and it was such an amazing experience. Akane was our host and ma
C4822SWjuanr
C4822SWjuanr
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Great Kyoto experience
Akane San, our instructor (?) was very informative and flexible, as well as personable. She dealt with 2 adult Amer
siszabrina
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Must visit!
We got to watch a Samurai Master perform and it was truly enchanting.The museum is superb and not to be missed in K
Kylie M
Kylie M
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Fantastic must do
Fantasic experience. Guide was brilliant and entertaining in an informative way. Kids loved blow darts and ninja
manonsJ6579PH
manonsJ6579PH
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No response to e-mails
I want to cancel my booking for a tea ceremony with kimono. I have sent an e-mail to 2 different e-mail addresses o
hktn2020
hktn2020
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Authentic tea ceremony experience
As a foreigner I wanted to learn more about the Japanese culture and experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony.
altesers
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Enjoyable and informative
Have experienced a few oriental tea ceremonies, but never yet in Japan! So decided to try out Maikoya during my sho
Zuriously
Zuriously
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Great Cultural Experience
This was one of the best parts of our trip. My boyfriend and I booked an evening slot and were the only ones there
Miklós M
Miklós M
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Great tea ceremony experience in Japan
Great experience on how tea is serviced and ceremony is held traditionally in Japan. Delicious sweets and tea. Frie
Chancey1234
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Great experience, even for a teenage boy!
I was a little apprehensive about booking this activity with my son, who is 14, as I was not sure how he'd react to
Carolina S
Carolina S
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Speechless
I simply loved our tea ceremony experience in Kyoto. I wasn't expected to be so nice and informative. There were on
Neginable
Neginable
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Tea ceremony in casual clothes
My sister and I had a great time here! The tea was also very tasty and our host was adorable! Highly Recommended!
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Great experience!
Really nice staff, selection of kimonos for women was amazing! Our host explained the different kind of tea ceremon
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Kimono rental
We rented Kimono for a trip around Kyoto for some sightseeing at temples and shrines. The whole process was very pr
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