"More than just usual samurai experience"

-Yamagata Shinbun

"Samurai experience helps town's economy"

-Nihon Keizai Shinbun

Iai Shrine located in Yamagata Prefecture is the original place for Iaido birth. Here was the beginning place for the adventure of  a young  samurai called Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu, in search for redemption for his father.In his journey, he changed whole samurai world through his wisdom in Iai sword art and  remembered as a legend.Iai shrine offers you real Iaido Original Experience trip for group tours and personal training.

The path which followed by Japan Samurais.

 Back in time when the sword is used for killing, new way of thinking was born through Iaido.

 Katana is no longer just a tool to cut someone, it considered as a tool to improve one's body and spirit.

Iaido had become an important part of cultural in Japan and plays role in a lot of history events.

Iaido in modern day

 Iaido ultimate goal is to reach balance in body and spirit.

 Iaido training does involve training on how to handle katana(Japanese sword) and learning the kata(movement) in Iaido.

 The Iaido training will start with sahou (the manner in Japanese swordmanship), followed with the training of Iaido movement by envisioning yourself facing real enemies. 

 Iaido is said to be the start of famous Bushido way in samurai history.  

What makes Iaido Original Experience  different?

​A. Experience Iaido at the Iai Shrine.(The place where Iaido was created)

 The experience program will be held in Iai Shrine, the place where Iaido art was born and created.

Iaido's creator, Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu had meditated in this shrine 450 years ago for years and came up with Battou technique, or the way to pull out sword from its sheath when attacked by an enemy.This technique then spreaded around Japan and the world.

Iai Shrine now is being visited by swordman from around the world and considered as holy place.We are the only Iaido program being allowed here which is what makes this samurai experience program so unique and memorable.

B. learn Iaido with professional Sensei 

The experienced senseis will guide and train the original way of iaido which had passed down 450 years ago.Sensei will lead you the proper way to learn iaido in interesting methods and easy to follow instructions that even a unexperienced people can grasps in no time.

C. No age/gender limit

 There is no age limit to participate in this Iaido program. Iaido original experience program is suitable for any age as Iaido doesn't focusing on strenght but more to hone one's spiritual and pysicology state. 

  You can choose from "Iai Shrine Samurai Show ","Iaido Experience ", "Iai Battou Technique Experience ", "Iai Battou Technique Private Training" to experience Iaido training program.

D.Explore your inner self through Iaido experience

Learn original way of Iaido inherited from 450 years ago. Begins your training from learning the swordmanship manners in Iaido.Then learns how to control your body and spirit by practicing the movement of "Kata" in Iaido. 

Experience the spiritual experience with Japanese sword art training and learn the greatness and the mysterious world of samurai.

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Iaido demo 360°Video

 
WHAT IS TAMESHI GIRI?

Tameshi-giri, or literally means test cut or art of cutting.The practiser of battou technique usually use tatami mat in the Tameshi-giri.This art of cutting started in Edo period when people cut the tatami mat to test the quality of sword.Now Tameshi-giri had became martial art and known as a way to practice cutting techniques.

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                    Iai Shrine Samurai Show
(See the Iaido "Kata" demonstration and "Tameshi Enjoy the show of Iaido Kata demontration and Tamesi giri(Tatami cutting) performance by expert masters

◆ 30,000 JPY (Tax not included)

      (Fix price for 1~40 persons)

◆Minimum 1~40 persons

◆Enjoy the Iaido "Kata"(Iaido movement)     

    demonstration and "Tameshi Giri"(Cutting Tatami)

    performance by professional and experienced

    masters.   

◆ 40 minutes performance course

 

◆ Price included:

Iaido performance show fee, Dojo fee

 

◆ What is not included in the price:

Personal expenses, transportation fees to the Iai Shrine, etc.

              Iaido experience
Wear Iaido outfit, see Musou Shinden Style Kata (movement) demonstration by 6 Dan sensei, then learn how to master the basic Kata  with the guide of sensei.

◆ *8,000 yen / 1 person (Tax not included)

*Price for a group of 3 persons and above

 

◆ Minimum   3 -16 persons

(The price is fix to 24,000 JPY/group ( Tax not included) for a group of 1~2 persons )

 

◆ Great plan for group of 3 persons and above


◆ 90-minute experience course
 

◆ Price included:

Iaido performance fee, Iaido instruction fee, Iaido outfit rental fee,practice sword Mogitou fee, Dojo fee

 

◆ What is not included in the price:

Personal expenses, transportation fees to the iai Shrine, others

 

 

 

IAI BATTOU TECHNIQUE SAMURAI EXPERIENCE

Wear Iaido outfit, see Musou Shinden Style Kata (movement) demonstration and Tameshi Giri(Tatami cutting) performance, then learn how to master the basic Iaido Kata and experience Tameshi Giri with real Japanese Katana. 
 

◆ *12,000 yen / person (excluding tax)

*Price for group of 3 persons and above

 

◆ Minimum   3~16 persons

( The price is fix to 36,000 JPY/group (Tax not included) in case of a group of 1~2 persons )

 

◆Great plan for a group of 3 persons and above

 

◆ 2 hours course

 

◆ Price included:

Iaido performance fee, Iaido instruction fee, Iaido outfit rental fee,practice sword Mogitou fee, Dojo fee, Tameshi Giri(Tatami cutting) performance, Tameshi Giri experience(one roll of tatami)

 

 

◆ What is not included in the price:

Personal expenses, transportation fees to the site, others

 

◆Additional options:

① Tameshi Giri:Tatami Cutting Experience

 ( Purchase made on booking date:3,500 JPY/ 1 roll tatami )

 ( Advance purchase made in online booking : 3,000 JPY/ 1 roll tatami)

    IAI BATTOU TECHNIQUE PRIVATE TRAINING


Wear Iaido outfit, see Musou Shinden Style Kata (movement) demonstration and Tameshi Giri (Tatami cutting) performance, then learn how to master the basic Iaido Kata and experience Tameshi Giri with real Japanese Katana. 
 

◆ *30,000 yen /1 person (Tax not included)

*Price for group of 2 persons and above

 

◆ Minimum   2~10 persons

(In case 1 person, the price is fix to 60,000 JPY (Tax not included) )

 

◆ Great plan for group of 2 or more persons

◆ 5 hours training course

 

◆ Price included:

Iaido performance fee, Iaido instruction fee, Iaido outfit rental fee,practice sword Mogitou fee, Dojo fee, Tameshi Giri(Tatami cutting) performance, Tameshi Giri experience(two roll of tatami)

 

◆ What is not included in the price:

Personal expenses, transportation fees to the iai Shrine, others

 

◆Additional options:

① Tameshi Giri:Tatami Cutting Experience

 ( Purchase made on booking date:3,500 JPY/ 1 roll tatami )

 ( Advance purchase made in online booking : 3,000 JPY/ 1 roll tatami)

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