Detouur

Tokyo Area

Test your strength and accuracy with this beautiful martial art form

Test your strength and accuracy with this beautiful martial art form

from 325.00

*$325 is the price per participant

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Experience Includes |

  • 15 min - Change into “hakama” (traditional martial arts uniform)

  • 20 min - Overview and history of kyudou

  • 70 min - Participate in target practice (short distance and long distance)

  • 15 min - Photo session

Availability |
Holiday hours: The studio will be closed December 29, and January 1, 2 and 5. Limited hours on December 28, 30-31 and January 3-4.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Session 1 (11:00 - 13:00)
Session 2 (14:00 - 16:00)

Wednesday
Session I (13:00 - 15:30)

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Suginami, Tokyo
45 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese

2 hour experience

4 people max.


About Kyudou |

Kyudou | Kyoo・doh
Japan's meditative longbow archery

Kyudou (弓道), Japanese archery, translates to “the way of the bow” and has two main pieces of equipment: the yumi (弓), a tall, asymmetrical bow; and the ya (矢), an arrow measuring about 1 meter, made from bamboo and eagle or hawk feather. The origins date all the way to prehistoric times (c. 500 BC- 300 AD), indicated by images drawn during this time. Kyudou was traditionally taught in schools and was a mandatory part of samurai education that became an important martial art in war. Upon the arrival of Europeans and their weapons, kyudou diminished in its importance, as comparatively it was a less effective form of attack. However, it was still valued as a ceremonial skill, representative of the samurai ethic. Today, kyudou still follows a strict set of disciplines and has a strong focus on spiritual training. Even today, kyudou is included in school curriculums and is widely practiced in martial art classes.  Experience a class in a kyudou dojo with Japanese students and discover more about yourself through “the way of the bow”.

 

Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 7 days in advance (with shoe size and height information).

  • Children must be be 13 years or older to participate.

  • Participants must be taller than 155cm.

  • Translation available with additional charge.

Cancellation Policy |

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 12 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy here.
*Reservations made 4 days or less before the scheduled experience are excluded from this policy. No refunds will be given for such reservations.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.