Japanese Martial Arts

Learn a range of traditional Japanese martial arts, from Samurai Sword lessons and Ninja workshops in Tokyo to Samurai Kenbu lessons in Kyoto, we have a wide range of excellent local experts to help turn you into a Karate King (or Queen).

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Mar - May, Oct - Nov

Flight from London London

11:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +9 hrs

As well as mastering the sport, learn about the important historic and cultural significance that different forms of Japanese martial arts have on the country and its people.

Discover unique and authentic martial arts experiences that will make your trip to Japan unforgettable - as well as impressing your friends and family at home with your new Jujutsu moves.

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Where to stay

Aman spa

Amanemu

On the Japanese island of Honshu, Amanemu is set within the Ise-Shima National Park on the Kii Peninsula. The new Aman Resort boasts spectacular views over Ago Bay and its mesmerising waters are scattered with islets and oyster rafts.

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Hoshinoya Fuji

Japan’s first glamping resort, Hoshinoya Fuji is a luxurious hidden gem found overlooking Lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji.

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Four Seasons Kyoto

Superbly located in the historic Higashiyama district, The Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto is set on a hillside surrounded by lush foliage. With an 800-year-old pond garden situated in the heart of the grounds, the lavish hotel is a peaceful oasis.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Occupying the top 14 floors of Shinjuku Park Tower, Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel is an elegant oasis of space and calm overlooking Tokyo and the Kanto Plain, all the way to – on a clear day - Mount Fuji. Located in the Shinjuku district, the hotel has easy access to downtown.

Hoshinoya Kyoto

Hoshinoya Kyoto

Hoshinoya Kyoto ryokan (traditional inn) is located on the banks of the Ooigawa river in the scenic Arashiyama area on the outskirts of the fascinating city of Kyoto. Devoid of high rise buildings and with its beautiful Togetsukyo Bridge and Tenryuji Temple, this area of Kyoto is a real taste of the old capital.

Iwaso Gardens, Honshu, Japan

Iwaso

Iwaso Ryokan (whose doors first opened in 1830) is situated in Momijidani Park and boasts the same craftsmanship and architecture of many of the islands historical shrines.

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo

The Palace Hotel, so named because it overlooks the Imperial Palace gardens, was completely re-built for its 2012 grand opening.

Gora Kadan

Gora Kadan

Gora Kadan is a luxurious ryokan (traditional inn) located in the grounds of a former Imperial residence in the beautiful Hakone region south of Tokyo.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

If style, service and skyline views are the requirements, the Mandarin Oriental is the answer. Guests check in on the 38th floor of the Mitsui Tower with panoramic views over the bustling shopping and business district of Nihonbashi.

The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula Tokyo is a five star hotel near the Imperial Palace in the Marunouchi business district with great views across the Tokyo cityscape.

Aman Tokyo

Aman Tokyo

The super chic Aman brand makes its debut in one of the world’s global cities with the opening of Aman Tokyo. Occupying the top six floors of the recently-built Otemachi Tower this five star urban sanctuary sits high above the buzzing metropolis with predictably fantastic views.

Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Opened in February 2014, the Ritz-Carlton is a fantastic addition to Kyoto's luxury hotel scene. It's in a great location overlooking the Kamo River, and within walking distance of the downtown shops and restaurants of Kawaramachi, as well as the Gion and Pontocho geisha districts.

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