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Samurai Sword Cutting Experience at Samurai Theater Tokyo

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Step into the shoes of a samurai, learn to wield a real Japanese sword and slice through tatami mats, all under expert guidance at Samurai Theater.


  • Imagine being a samurai for a day! Wear real samurai attire and learn how to handle a Japanese sword with this 90-min sword cutting experience.

  • Test your skills by cutting 2 Tatami mats with a real katana under the guidance of a sword master.

  • Learn the history and techniques of tameshigiri, the Japanese art of test cutting popularized in the Edo Period.

  • Wear a traditional Hakama and pose with swords in front of samurai-themed backgrounds.

  • Did you know? Samurais were not only warriors but also poets and artists, often practicing calligraphy and writing poetry as part of their discipline and spiritual training.


  • 90-min sword-cutting experience

  • Expert guide

  • Iaido uniform

  • Hakama rental


  • Transportation

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

1 Rating
andres rodriguez



Oct, 2023

Embrace an Authentic Samurai Adventure

Step into the world of samurais and experience the thrilling art of Japanese swordplay. On this unique journey, you'll don a traditional Iaido uniform and Hakama, adding an authentic touch to your samurai transformation. The experience takes you through an enlightening session where you learn the basic movements and techniques of samurai swordplay. Under the guidance of a seasoned instructor, you'll grasp the intricacies of handling a real Japanese sword.

Wield a Sword to Test your Skills

In the climax of your samurai adventure, you will test your newfound skills by slicing through tatami mats twice with a real sword. Experience the weight and feel of the sword and the thrill of cutting through a target using this traditional method that reflects the elegance and precision associated with the samurai's way of life. Despite the intimidating prospect, your safety is paramount, so you'll be guided every step of the way, ensuring a thrilling yet safe experience.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable clothes as you will change into a samurai costume.


  • The experience is restricted for children aged 15 and under.

  • To book this experience, you must book tickets for a minimum of 2 guests.

Operating Hours

Mon & Fri: 5pm

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the venue.

  • Please arrive at the venue 5 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Samurai Theater Tokyo.

  • Address: 40番地 Yokoteramachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0831, Japan.

  • Landmark: Located in the basement of Shojoin Hokokuji Temple.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the venue.

  • Board bus 飯62or 橋63 to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Ushigome-kagurazaka Station. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the venue.

  • Board metro Oedo Line to get you there.

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