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Samurai Kembu Theater

35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku | GOZAN Hotel B1F, Sakyo, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-2033
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Kembu, literally means 'sword dance' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts that shows the spirits and the culture of the Samurai. 1-hour Samurai Show and other lesson programs are available. All programs are held in English. Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!
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35-7 Sanchome, Higashiyama-ku | GOZAN Hotel B1F, Sakyo, Kyoto 605-0005, Kyoto Prefecture
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I loved everything about it. The moves, the culture of Samurai, the clothes, the teaching and of course the teachers! The teachers were so nice and caring! ♡ I recommend this Samurai kembu experience to anybody! (Actually I did, and 3 people went there and...More

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Dear Hélèni, Thank you very much for writing such a nice review! We were so happy to read it! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Japan and look forward to seeing you again in future.

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klyren
5 February 2018|
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Response from Travelreviewer_10 | Reviewed this property |
I think the 8-year old kid would enjoy the show and sword lesson. I am not sure for the 6- or 3-year old kids. It is nice to have pictures with the performers at the end of the show - just a memory for the trip. The room... More
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ShankShama
19 September 2017|
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Response from Amr S | Reviewed this property |
You have to book online a day or two before arrival as it is limited seating and most of the time it is full. It's an amazing experience, i totally recommend it.
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Dinolady
4 April 2017|
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Response from Wayne M | Reviewed this property |
Perfect. They'll love it.
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