Always wanted to practice Kendo in Japan but can't seem to get over these concerns?
What should I be aware of when visiting a dōjō?
How do I make the most of my time to improve?
Where can I go for practice?
Who should I talk to for targeted advice?
■ Our tours are always planned with an overarching theme, so that practitioners have a broad idea of what their goals are,
■ Throughout the tour, sub-themes are revealed and practitioners can objectively measure their progress.
With these sub-themes in mind, practitioners apply learnings during practice:
■ At 3* different machi dōjōs, ■ Over 5* keiko sessions, ■ With 7-8th Dan Senseis present at all times.
* figures are an approximation based on past tours and may be subject to change
At each practice session, our team observes practitioners*, while accompanying them during debriefs with Senseis to:
■ Translate questions and advice, ■ Obtain feedback, ■ Evaluate performance. *with video recording support where possible
Subsequently to support each practitioner for the next practice, our team will:
■ Tailor the approach a step further, ■ Set stretch targets.
Food to Die For
Journey beyond typical Japanese dishes to savour handpicked local delicacies.
4~5 Stars Accomodation
Experience Shizuoka’s ryokan serenity and unwind in famous onsen retreats.
Off the Beaten Track
Discover Japan’s enchanting secrets, where tradition meets untouched beauty.
Meet The Team
Kyoshi 7th Dan
45 years experience in the travel industry, former President Yaizu Kendo Federation
Kyoshi 7th Dan
Award winning author, martial art historian and founder of Kendo World
Kyoshi 7th Dan
40 years experience and connection with the Shizuoka Kendo, NZ and the international community
Renshi 6th Dan
Former Chinese national team member (WKC 2009, 2012 & 2015) & experienced kendo tourist in Japan
“The entire tour was excellent.”
Aurélien Lainé, 2nd Dan, France
“Everything was wonderful. It exceeded my expectations; this was truly an amazing experience of a lifetime.”
Mark Jorgenson, 3rd dan, Canada
“Excellent! You guys are awesome. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Noreen King, USA (Partner of Kendo Crazy)
“Fantastic experience. The cost is worth the experience and beyond.”
Doris Chong, 1st Dan, USA
“What a great team! Thanks for all you have done to offer the opportunity to have a Japanese slice of life. Great and warm atmosphere all the time.”
Benoit Reignault, 4th Dan, New Caledonia/France
“Great level of Kendo, not too hard and not too easy. It was nice that spouses and family had activities together. Wonderful to be able to penetrate into the deeper parts of Japan.”
Jong Lee, 1st Dan, NZ/Malaysia (traveled with family)
“Thank you for sharing all the hidden gems. A truly wonderful first experience in Japan.”
Donna Jorgenson (Wife of Kendo Crazy), Canada
“It was more than just a Kendo tour! It was a beautiful life experience and memorable moments! Highly recommend to my senpais and kohais to go and feel the REAL KENDO life and REAL LIFE Kendo, both ways are different, and it's incredibly beautiful. I am deeply grateful to my sensei's Graham Sayer and Norizuki Sensei and Oscar Xing and Chikae Sayer for that wonderful discovery.”