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 500.00

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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

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

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
with English, French, or German interpretation

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.

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.