Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Japan Tate-do Association (Sword fighting lessons)

"Naniwa Samurai Ambassador" offers lessons and shows of "tate" theatrical combat to beginners and the public. This is the place for an experience of sword fighting, as what often appears in Japanese period dramas.

Basic information

"Tate" theatrical combat with sword fighting is a special technique learned by professionals in stage and film industries and is also a part of traditional Japanese culture. At the "dojo" training hall, the "Naniwa Samurai Ambassador" gives Tate lessons and shows to beginners and the public for their fun learning of sword fighting. Courses for overseas visitors, with souvenir photo sessions in kimono, are also available. Why don't you try the experience of theatrical combat, just like the ones in Japanese period dramas?

  • Location

    〒 550-0014 Imai Bldg. 3F, 1-1-27 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka
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  • Open

    Confirmation required (varies by class)
  • Price

    Hands-on lesson: ¥1,000 for first-timers (reservation required)
    Enquire for other classes
  • Directions

    1-minute walk from exit 3 of Yotsubashi Station on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line
    7-minute walk from exits 7 and 8 of Shinsaibashi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line
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