Kyudo Archery Experience in Tokyo

合計時間 : 2 Hours

What to expect

Join this 2-hour experience in Tokyo and learn kyudo, the Japanese art of archery, from an experienced instructor who will guide you through every step to help you hit the target. Usually when people take up kyudo in earnest, it takes several months of practice before they are allowed to actually shoot at a target, but this class lets you go straight into action. Don a traditional kyudo uniform, channel your inner samurai, and aim at the middle of the target!

I started Kyudo when I was in high school, and after years of training, attained the title of master. To deal with many problems I had faced in Kyudo, I read up on many Japanese ancient documents for Kyudo and established my own "Kyudo Philosophy". With this philosophy, I coach not only young disciples, but also veteran Kyudo archers. I especially focus on "body position", and I can explain how to move the body logically to help participants from anywhere hit the target!!

Additional info

・Please provide us with all members' gender, height (cm), and waist size (cm) at the time of booking in order for us to prepare outfits.
・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.

Review

gpangratz
Very educational
Wonderful experience with a very in depth and insightful lecture by teacher!
Not only will you actually shoot a kyudo bow in the historical attire but you will learn the reason behind every step of the kyudo shooting process. It is a once in a lifetime experience that I highly recommend!

layrei
I booked overall three experiences with Wasabi (eight one management), and staff was very organized and made all the necessary arrangements. I took the kyudo class in the morning. Location wise, it is a bit outside of center, but it was easy to reach and convenient. The kyudojo was clean and well-kept. Our instructor taught us step by step guide and introduction to kyudo. I wish they provide multiday lessons, as I would love to take more lessons; the others in the group were also asking for the same. We had a nice, friendly group, and the ladies helped each other get dressed in the traditional attire to practice (we were given a tablet to follow instructions on dresscode). Your arms may be sore after class, but it was a great experience that normally you cannot easily get access to.

hrinova
Even though we did not manage to hit the target...
It was a great experience :) Sensei was really nice and patient, and cheered us on! I wanted to try Kyudo for a long time and I was not disappointed. I would definitely recommend you to try it if you have some extra time, it is a nice change of pace compared to museums and shrines. We were a mixed group if Japanese and foreigners but it did not hinder the teacher in any way. We were maybe a bit too many, but then again, the organizer was really nice and let our friend join us last minute. Overall, time flew by quickly, we had a lot of fun. Thank you! <3

fabianokm
Recommended!Great experience in learning something different in Tokyo. By noon we walked to kyudojo complex nearby where they had a large room just for kyudo practice. The instructor helped the guys change into traditional clothes (and gave my wife a tablet with a video containing step-by-step instructions). Around 12:30 we were all ready for our lessons. We spent some time training with a prop similar to a sling, learning that kyudo is not just point and shoot, and that it is not similar to western archery either. There are details to kyudo which are very interesting to learn. Particularly, I found that the way the arrow and bow are held (first making an arch, then raising them above your head and finally lowering close to face to aim) makes it easier to pull the arrow.
We then spent almost 2 hours shooting targets, first from a close distance until from the other side of the room. There was enough time to have fun, practice, and take cool pictures. It is not rushed and the instructor even helps you taking photos. However, even after all this practice, only a couple of times someone managed to hit a target. It is difficult to aim correctly, but that doesn't take away the fun.
The instructor is energetic, but patient and polite, and would explain again what we didn't understand. As English is not my first language (and neither the instructor's), sometimes it was difficult to understand a few words, but we could get the meaning from the context.

Guest
Amazing experience. What an amazing experience this was! The teacher will guide you through all the basics and give you personalized advice on how to improve. If you are interested in archery or any form of it and would like to experience the ancient Japanese way of the bow, this is something that should be on your to do list.

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