The renowned Aizu Clan samurais were respected and called the samurais of the samurais. Nisshinkan is where these legendary samurais went to be educated with the highest standards. This experience tour allows you to join the school for a day. Learn the samurai spirit and receive education from the school. You will receive a Samurai Basic Course graduation certificate after completing the program.
Butokuden is known as the holy ground of Aizu martial arts. This program sees your heart, skill, and body as one. By training them, you will develop your character(personality), deepen your understanding of morality and nurture your attitude that respects courtesy in the Japanese culture. Through this experience program, you will learn the path of human development in the samurai way. You will be wearing kendo uniforms and experience the basic movements of kendo.
Aizu Samurai Gozen where you can feel the richness of Aizu's food
This program allows you to enjoy Aizu’s traditional cuisine the samurai also ate. Aizu lacquerware that boasts of a history of 200 years believed to have been used by the samurais will be used to serve the course meal. The program includes a live performance of frying tempura and beautiful Japanese dances performed by Geisha. Experience the heart of hospitality with all your senses through this program.
Dive into the world of Aizu Hongo ware ceramics through this tour. You will visit the land of Aizu Hongo ware cultivated for over 400 years, learn its history, and experience painting on the ceramics. Create your own work of art by painting on an Aizu Hongo ware yunomi, a traditional Japanese teacup at Munakatagama, pottery with the most extended history amongst all Aizu Hongo ware potteries. We also have time to observe a bank kiln that is now rare and time for shopping the items.
Shirakawa City flourished since ancient times as key pointed location for traveling in Japan. There are many sites where you can feel the heart of the samurai. This tour invites you to visit the various places with an experienced guide who will explain the intriguing facts of each location.