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Japanese Lady Trial Class

The traditional Japanese martial art of the 'naginata,' favored by high-class women such as the wives of samurai and nobility

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Syubukan

Founded in 1786 in Itami, a region known as the origin of refined sake, 'Syubukan' is a sacred place for the naginata that is famous in Japan. Based on the instructions by the 17th head of the old Tendo style house, master Kyoko Kimura, there are approximately 50 students training in the way of naginata.

Enjoy the full experience of the traditional naginata martial art of Japan in a historic dojo with an old-fashioned atmosphere. Other than the Basic Plan, where you try the Tendo style naginata in training clothes, there is also a Rhythm Naginata trial class as well.

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  • The dojo's interior has a historic appearance. The feel of your bare feet on Japanese cedar planks is pleasant.

    The dojo's interior has a historic appearance. The feel of your bare feet on Japanese cedar planks is pleasant.

  • The dojo's students will dress you. Having conversations with a local is also enjoyable.

    The dojo's students will dress you. Having conversations with a local is also enjoyable.

  • You finished dressing. You will be amazed at the beautiful finish as a result of not even a single crease. Dressed in the kimono, move to the dojo.

    You finished dressing. You will be amazed at the beautiful finish as a result of not even a single crease. Dressed in the kimono, move to the dojo.

  • The master's room is a purely Japanese-style space. Please elegantly enjoy your tea while wearing the kimono.

    The master's room is a purely Japanese-style space. Please elegantly enjoy your tea while wearing the kimono.

  • You will receive teaching from the basics, so beginners don't need to worry.

    You will receive teaching from the basics, so beginners don't need to worry.

  • For the Tendo-style in the 'Basic Plan,' you can have a class while dressing in the same training clothes as master Kimura!

    For the Tendo-style in the 'Basic Plan,' you can have a class while dressing in the same training clothes as master Kimura!

  • After the practice, your body and mind will be feeling refreshed! You can take pictures with the master at the end.

    After the practice, your body and mind will be feeling refreshed! You can take pictures with the master at the end.

Reviews

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  • Phil

    A truly memorable experience, from the moment we stepped inside we were immersed in the 400 year old martial art. I really enjoyed wearing the clothes Hakama, and taking a lesson. Not strenuous but challenging. Thank you

  • Daphne

    It was great to learn about it! The ladies were so nice! I want to do it again.

  • Martin Collado Francisco Javier

    Dress Japanese clothes

  • Jane

    Sensei was very good, super fun to learn about Martial Arts, and actually try it for real! I want to try again!

  • Sebastien

    Training with the leader of Tendo-ryu.

  • LaurierTiernan

    I really liked the fact that it was all older women teachers for a martial art. It was refreshingly matriarchal.

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Experience information

Name of facility
Syubukan
Name of experience
Japanese Lady Trial Class
Address
3-2-11 Nishidai, Itami City, Hyogo 664-0858
Business Hours
9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
(The classes are on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Closed
Sundays and public holidays
Budget
Basic Plan (Naginata experience in training clothes) From 4,500 yen (includes a gift)
Rythm Naginata Plan (Kimono dressing and rhythm naginata class) From 12,000 yen
Payment methods
Cash only
Number of guests accepted (groups)
The Basic Plan class will have more than ten people.
For Rhythm Naginata Plan, the number can be discussed.
Telephone number
072-773-1431
Multi-language support
Available (English) * Only basic English support is available.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese) * No English website