Here at HiSUi TOKYO, we have an exclusive samurai experience plan for overseas visitors to learn a variety of Japanese cultural arts. While on holiday in Japan, many visitors may have been given the chance to see different types of Japanese culture, but here at HiSUi TOKYO, we want to offer the chance to experience a truly authentic Japanese culture experience firsthand.
Please come and enjoy these unique Japanese art forms at HiSUi TOKYO, whether it is trying on a traditional Kimono, enjoying the fine craft of a Japanese tea ceremony or trying your hand at using a real live sword akin to a samurai of the past.
- Waso (Kimono)
- Shodo (Calligraphy)
- Sado (Tea Ceremony)
- Batto (Samurai experience)
- Pricing and Reservation Form
Our Waso instructors will help dress you in a traditional kimono. After you finish getting dressed, we will help you to take pictures and videos. You are also welcome to take part in other art forms while wearing your kimono.
By wearing a kimono while taking part in our Batto or Sado classes, you can truly get a feel and experience traditional Japanese culture.
Japanese Calligraphy is not only about writing with a brush. You will need to relaxed and focused with each strokes. It will be a great joy to create your own art work and to feel refreshed after the session!
You will receive an explanation about the postures and the proper way use the brushes. After warming up, you can practice the brush strokes and flicks used in the art form and choose a word to write in “Kanji” (Japanese characters).
Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to write the word on a card and seal it with a “Rakkan” stamp. This makes the perfect souvenir to treasure your memories of Japan and HiSUi TOKYO.
Tea Ceremony used to be an important social skills for samurai. Tea Ceremony Masters taught samurai “Zen” mind to them. In the tea room, caring each other, facing to yourself, appreciating the nature and lives are the important points. You will be able to enjoy a quiet and fulfilling time.
After entering the tea room through the “Nijiriguchi” (a small entrance to the tea room), guests will receive a lecture about the tea room decorations, watch a tea ceremony and learn about proper etiquette while enjoying Japanese sweets and matcha tea.
All our Sado Masters are certified specialists and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Our qualified swordsmanship Masters will demonstrate the art of “Shizan” or trial cutting. This plan is not for just wearing costumes and hold a pose to take pictures. You will be able to learn the proper forms and techniques to use a real live katana sword. You can also choose to wear a “Hakama” (training wear for Japanese martial arts) during the lesson.
This stunning samurai experience is a rarity even among people living in Japan. This is our most popular class which offers a truly authentic once in a lifetime experience.
|Samurai Experience Plan Price List|
|Number of lessons||Price per person||Average lesson length|
|1 Art form||10,000 JPY||30 to 45 minutes|
|2 Art forms||16,000 JPY||1 to 1.5 hours|
|3 Art forms||18,000 JPY||1.5 to 2 hours|
|4 Art forms||22,000 JPY||2 to 2.5 hours|
|Lesson length depends on class size and art forms*|
|“Hakama”||*Only for Batto.||3,000 yen per person|
- Sections marked with * are required.
- This experience plan is not available on weekends.
- To make an immediate reservation, please call (+81-3-3562-7575).
- Please set your email settings to receive emails from “@hisui-tokyo.com”.
We require 3 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.
30% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 8:00pm Japan time on 3 days before your scheduled arrival.
50% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 8:00pm Japan time on 2 days before your scheduled arrival.
100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 8:00pm Japan time on the days before your scheduled arrival or No show.
Changes to the booking may be necessary in the case of late arrival (changes to the curriculum, the number of people who can participate in an activity, or the activities that can be experienced.)
If arrival is more than 15 minutes after the booking time, and we do not receive any contact, the booking may be cancelled.
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Q. How long is the experience plan?
A. A lesson for one art form lasts approximately 30-45 minutes,
depending on the number of participants.
Q. Are the lessons available in English?
A. Yes, it is possible to have the lessons taught in English. If you
require English, please include this request under “Additional Comments
or Questions” on your online registration form.
Q. Can photos be taken for us?
A. Yes, it is possible for the staff to take photos before/after your
lesson. Feel free to ask!
Q. Do I have to book my experience plan in advance?
A. Yes, please submit an online registration above.
Q. Can family or friends come with me to watch?
A. For calligraphy, they are allowed to observe. For the tea ceremony,
only the participants are allowed inside the tea room. For kimono
dressing, they are allowed to observe once most of the layers have been
put on by the wearer. Another option is to wait in the lobby.
Q. Are children allowed to participate?
A. For swordsmanship, children age 7 & older are allowed, and for
kimono dressing, children age 4 & older. However, this is dependent on
factors (such as height), so please discuss with our staff when booking
your plan. For swordsmanship, children will be allowed to practice with
a mock sword. For the tea ceremony and calligraphy, children are allowed
if they are able to sit quietly for 30-45 minutes.
Q. Can we wear the kimono or hakama outside?
A. No, they are to remain inside our facility, where you may take photos.
Q. Can we take the kimono &/or hakama home?
A. It is possible for the hakama to be purchased. The kimono is
unavailable for purchase.
Q. Where is your school located?
A. Our address is: HiSUi Tokyo Koizumi Building 5F Ginza 4-3-13 Chuo Ward Tokyo
Q. Can we record video of our experience?
A. Yes, it is possible. For your safety, please follow the instructor’s
directions if you’d like to film. If this is for media/publicity
purposes, please communicate with our staff upon booking.
Q. When I tried to submit my online registration form, it didn’t go through.
A. Please follow the submission guidelines. For example, hyphens or
extra spaces will result in an error message, as well as all capital
letters or full-width characters. If you are still having issues, please
contact us with your error code (number) that is appearing.