Murayama City, Yamagata Prefecture: "Iai Battoujutsu Samurai Experience" in the birthplace of Iaido

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After visiting Japan's only iaido shrine dedicated to the founder of iaido, Shigenobu Hayashizaki Jinsuke, you will learn iaido etiquette and the basic form of iaido, "shohatou," from a high rank iaido instructor, and experience "test cutting," a sword cutting technique in which you use a serious sword to cut a tatami mat cylinder. This is a valuable experience that allows participants to experience the techniques handed down from generation to generation and the Japanese sword.

General Information

8,800 yen per person for 2 or more people (tax included)
*1 person can experience for 17,600 yen (tax included)
Opening Times
90min.[morning session 10:00~ / afternoon session 13:30~] *Consultation required for times other than those listed on the left.
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4 km from JR Murayama Station
15 min. by car from Higashine Kita IC
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*This time may vary depending on the number of participants.
Please bring leggings or underwear that show your toes as you will be wearing a kendo suit for the experience.
Advance reservation: required
Reservation period: by 17:00 7 days prior to the experience date
Maximum number of participants: 16
Included in the fee: Instructional fee, fee for use of do-gi and imitation sword, venue rental fee, and tatami-zutsu cost for test cutting (additional 3,500 yen per tatami mat).


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