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Japanese Sword Cutting (Tameshigiri) Demonstration in Shimane



Come and be amazed by a skilled swordsman showing his skill with the katana cutting away with precise techniques!

During the Edo period the Tameshigiri was a practice that was used by skilled samurai warriors to test out the quality of the katana. Tameshigiri literally means in Japanese characters to "test cut", and literally the samurai warrior would test the katana on rice straws, goza (which are layers of tatami) bamboo, and thin sheet metals.
Now the Tameshigiri is used for marital arts and is focused more on the swordsman rather than the quality of the sword. These swords show off their true skills by cutting the goza in a consecutive times on one target, or to cut multiple targets while moving.
In 2000, Russell McCartney of Ishiyama-ryu completed 1181 consecutive cuts without a missed attempt in 1 hour 25 minutes.

With this experience you will be able to watch a demonstration of a swordsman and watch the master slice through the target in a combination of cuts in quick succession. The instructor will demonstrate the art of trail cutting and guest can take photos posing with real Katana!

Price per person
1~9 persons: 13,400 yen
10~20 persons: 26,700 yen
If more then 20 please contact us.

Tour Detail

Tour Style

-English speaking staff
-Private tour

Group Size

Min. 1 person
Max. 20 persons


40 min
Start Time:
10AM - 4PM


What's Included

-Demonstration fee
-English Speaking Staff

What's not Included

-Hotel pick up and drop off
-Food and Drinks
-Entrance fee for Okuizumo Tatara and Sword museum is not Included.
Adult, College students and High school students ¥520
Elementary and Middle school students ¥250

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 7 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 6 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 6 days and 3 days: 50% of the program charge
- Less than 2 day or no show: 100% of the program charge
*Time is in JST.

Note: The demonstration place can be changed due to rain