Become a samurai and join us on a journey into the life & world of Samurai warriors in ancient Japan

Tokubetsu Japan offers a one of a kind experience to join the Toyama Ryu group in a beautiful scenic Edo period village for a one day hands-on look at how samurais used to live.

Learn the Art of the Katana

Join us on a trip to the past and experience wearing real Samurai clothing within the grounds of an authentic & scenic Edo period village.
Practice swordsmanship and learn specific sword fighting techniques from a sensei who’s a direct descendant of a Samurai family.

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Experience Zen Meditation

Experience Zen mediation techniques that will teach you how to clear your mind from any obstructions and discover real tranquility.

Practice in a Beautiful Edo Period Village

Let the magical surroundings take you back to the age of Samurais and understand what day to day life meant for this unique warrior class and what sacrifices it may take on their personal lives.

Enjoy Authentic Japanese Food

Learn to cook & eat traditional Japanese food of the Edo period. Make Udon noodles from scratch and enjoy it hot in the winters or cold in the summers.

Meet your sensei

Toshiyuki yoshizuka
grand master of Iai Battodo

Born and raised at Samurai house in southern Osaka. A grand master of Iai Battodo (抜刀術) “the craft of drawing out the sword”.
He owns a dojo in Sennan City and often teach in dojos across Japan.

Featured several times on national and international TV he promotes Bushido culture in the Kansai area on behalf of Osaka and Sennan city.

Hideyuki yoshizuka
master of iai battodo

Born in 1998 he started practicing the art of the sword from a young age under the guidance of his father Toshiyuki.
He participated in several national martial arts contests in Japan and won medals several times including the gold medal in 2017 in Traditional Sword Kata. Today he’s one of several warrior Jodoshu monks of Shinyuji temple.


Our Samurai experience is suitable for visitors above the age of 11. Please note that an entire day is required for the experience and it’s not possible to participate in just one part of it.

9:30 Meet in Izumi Sunagawa station and from there we will pick you up by car.

10:10 Drive to an authentic Edo period village

10:30 Learn how to dress up with the hakama (traditional samurai clothes)

11:00 Learn how to make udon noodles

11:50 Zen and Meditation Workshop

12:45 Continue Udon preparation and have Lunch

13:45 Sword training session until 16:00 

16:00 Drive you back to Izumi Sunagawa station


Awesome samurai adventure!
We have learned about the samurai day to day life and history, was very interesting and joyful trip. Two days of pure fun!

Tom B

A truly unique and special experience.
You get to learn so much about samurai traditions and to walk their shoes for a short time. The guides are informative and very nice and warm.


An authentic experience.
You get to learn the samurai way from a real samurai family. In addition, you live and learn the Japanese manner and eat delicious traditional Japanese food. Highly recommended.

Yarden S

One of the highlights of my trip.
I had a wonderful time. It’s an authentic experience. If you want to learn about the the samurai tradition by real samurais this is the place for you.
The temple and the area are beautiful without any tourists in sight.

Alon R

Ready to Become a Samurai?

Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with full details about your upcoming adventure.
The price per participant is 50,000 yen.

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