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Tickets for Samurai Kembu Theater Sword Performance Show


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Check out this showcase of the samurai art of kembu. The powerful sword dance will have you marvelling at the skill of the masters as they perform this unique Japanese art. The brave samurai are icons of Japanese culture. This is your chance to see them in action in an exciting, kid-friendly performance in Kyoto! Samurai kembu is a traditional performing art done with a Japanese katana and fan. The word kembu means sword dance. It was used by samurai to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration before battle. In the movie "The Last Samurai" you can see actors performing kembu before battle. Usually samurai kembu artists perform to background music, creating a beautiful moving performance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (23:00 local time) to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:02-09-2016   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Adult (Age 12 & up) $43
Child (Age 5-11) $29


  • Samurai Kembu Demonstration
  • Photo service
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

  • 13:00,  17:15


  • 1 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • - Approximately 15 minutes by taxi from JR Kyoto Station
    - 1-minute walk from Sanjokeihan Station on Tozai subway line
    - 3-minute walk from 'Sanjokeihan-mae' bus stop


  • Guests can participate in this activity in a wheelchair with advance notice.

Additional Notes

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • Children four (4) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
  • If you are running late, be sure to contact the activity provider.
  • Your reservation will be canceled if you are more than 30 minutes late.


Tickets for Samurai Kembu Theater Sword Performance Show
13:00:00 Check-in at Samurai Kembu Theater

Day: Day1
Please show your printed Veltra voucher when checking in

Day: Day1
13:15:00 Showtime!
The masters will give a brief introduction about Japanese traditions and art.
Day: Day1
Classic Kembu
Traditional kembu is usually accompanied by Japanese short poems, which were mostly written by samurai before major events in their life. In feudal times, samurai were said to perform Kembu to give themselves courage or to achieve mental concentration.
Day: Day1
A Glimpse into the Life of a Samurai
When samurai were 6 years old they were given a sword. This helped them learn the responsibility of carrying a dangerous weapon and also gave a sense of pride. You can learn some practices of the samurai even now!
Day: Day1
Freestyle Kembu
This fast-paced and dramatic performance is based on a historical story. Check out the thrilling action as experts clash.
Day: Day1
14:05:00 Photo Time
After the performance you can take pictures with the masters!
Day: Day1
14:15:00 Performance Ends

Day: Day1

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