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June 6, 2018

A Martial Arts Tour of Tokyo

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Japanese martial arts are a great way to train both the body and mind. Today, we'll discover a range of places where visitors to Tokyo can give these arts a try.

Highlights

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Hisui Tokyo A dojo where you can study the art of sword drawing, once practiced by the samurai. Learn posture and techniques.

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Samurai Trip This activity lets you dive into the world of kendo, learning basic skills, visiting a manufacturer of kendo equipment, a kendo-themed restaurant and more.

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Musashi Ninja Clan Ninja Experience A ninja dojo founded by a descendent of a ninja clan. Learn the history of ninjas and try out throwing stars, blowdarts and more.

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Kodokan International Judo Center Dojo opened by judo founder Kano Jigoro. Features five dojos, a restaurant, lodgings and more.

Further Info

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1) Hisui Tokyo
Address: Koizumi Building 5F, 4-3-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku
2) Samurai Trip
Address: 4-7-2 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku
3) Musashi Ninja Clan Ninja Experience
Address: 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku
4) Kodokan International Judo Center
Address: 1-16-30 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku

Reporter

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Benjamin Boas

Nationality:
American
Occupation:
Author
When did you first come to Japan?:
2001
Reason for coming to Japan:
When I was little, I was really into Japanese video games and decided that when I grew up, I would live inside them. Naturally this dream didn't pan out, but moving to Japan was my next choice and living in this country has turned out to be more amazing and wonderful than anything I could have ever imagined.
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