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Experience hosted by Sylvain

3 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in French, English

What you'll do

There’s no better place to have your Samurai Experience than in a city with a real castle from the feudal era!

First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle, one of only five castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan! The castle walls contain the oldest original five-tiered, six-story castle tower that still exists in Japan today.
During your visit, discover Matsumoto city’s ancient Samurai history!

Then experience a live hands-on Samurai Sword Fighting activity!
Choose the colors of your own outfit. Then select your swords! The staff will dress you like a real Samurai Warrior! Learn how to handle a sword and after practicing some moves, you can have your stage combat recorded on video. With the decoration and atmosphere you’ll think you set foot onto a movie set!

Become the star of your own Samurai story!
Other things to note
Please note that the stairs to reach the top of Matsumoto Castle’s tower are steep and narrow.
There’s no better place to have your Samurai Experience than in a city with a real castle from the feudal era!

First take a tour of Matsumoto Castle, one of only five castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan! The castle walls contain the oldest original five-tiered, six-story castle tower that still exists in Japan today.
During your visit, discover Matsumoto city’s ancient Samurai history!

Then experience a li…

Sylvain's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Tickets
    - Entrance: Matsumoto Castle
    - Entrance: Samurai Experience activity<b...
From £80
/ person
Book for a private group
Sat, 24 Apr
£80 per person
£80 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
£80 per person
£80 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
£80 per person
£80 per person

Meet your host, Sylvain

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I have lived in Matsumoto for several years and discovered here a great passion for the culture of the Samurai. As a professional guide, I hope to share with you my knowledge of this city’s history and its famous feudal castle. Discover an appreciation of the traditions of the ancient Samurai. I invite you to experience these ancestral martial arts for yourself and discover all their secrets.
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Where you'll be

Matsumoto Castle: With over 400 years of history, Matsumoto Castle is 1 of only 5 castles designated a “National Treasure” of Japan. Immerse yourself in Matsumoto Castle’s authentic atmosphere and share in a living part of Samurai history!

Fighting Samurai: Matsumoto City’s history and its castle, is intrinsically linked with the legend of the Samurai. Experience for yourself their ancestral fighting arts right next to Matsumoto Castle!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.