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Samurai Armor Dress Up Photo Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Shibuya-ku, Japan

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Experience hosted by Shimpei

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Samurai Armor Photo Studio experience is: putting on the armor, taking photos in the studio in about 10 poses with various expressions.

There will be about 150 photos in total, and we will give you all the photo data on an SD card.

This is the same quality of armor that actors wear for Japanese period dramas on TV and in movies.
We obtain the armor from a craftsman who also sells to movie studios.

This dressing method is the same as 400 years ago.

Shimpei's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    T-shirt,Short pants(SUTETECO)
From ₹9,433
/ person
Wed, 28 Oct
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
₹9,433 per person
₹9,433 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
₹9,433 per person
₹9,433 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
₹9,433 per person
₹9,433 per person

Meet your host, Shimpei

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a professional armor dresser ("kacchu no kitsuke shi"), a tradition passed down in Japan.

You can't put Japanese armor on by yourself, you need a dresser. I often put armor on actors to shoot movies or TV shows.

4 years ago, I started offering my services to foreign tourists wanting to experience this aspect of Japanese culture. I've dressed about 1500 people in armor during that time!

Japanese armor fits any body type.

Each piece has a meaning and goes on in a specific order, I'll explain all of that as I put the armor on you.

私は日本の伝統的な”甲冑”の着付け師です。

日本の甲冑は一人で着るものではないので、私のような着付け師が着付けをいたします。現代では、映画撮影などで役者さんに着付けをします。

私は4年前から、訪日観光客様にも甲冑の着付けをしています。
この4年間で約1500人の外国の方に甲冑を着付けしました。
日本の甲冑はどんな体型の方でも着る事ができます。
甲冑には着付けの順番やパーツにも意味がありますので、着付けをしながら説明をさせていただきます。

どうぞ宜しくお願いします。
I'm a professional armor dresser ("kacchu no kitsuke shi"), a tradition passed down in Japan.

You can't put Japanese armor on by yourself, you need a dresser. I often put armor on actors to shoot movies or TV shows.

4 years ago, I started offering my services to foreign tourists wanting to experience this aspect of Japanese culture. I've dressed about 1500 people in armor during that time!

Japanese armor fits any body type.

Each piece has a meaning…
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Where you'll be

Tokyo Shibuya.
10 mins walk from JR Shibuya station.
5-6 Maruyamacho | King Bldg. 7F, Shibuya 150-0044, Tokyo Prefecture

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Supreeth
February 2020
This was a great experience indeed. I don't usually leave reviews but this warranted one. If you're in town and want to experience the samurai culture hands on them just do it, totally worth the price for feeling like a samurai for a hour
Jing
November 2019
Awesome time doing a samurai photo shoot with Shimpei. You get high quality photos and the armor makes you feel legit. Shimpei’s ancestor is a samurai, which is pretty cool. Great experience.
Gaelene
November 2019
We loved our Samurai Armour photoshoot experience. Shimpei was easy to contact prior to our arrival. Throughout the session he was enthusiastic and so passionate about what he does. The armour is in very good condition and Shimpei offers explanations throughout the whole dressing and photo taking process. We left having had a lot of fun with a lot of photo's.
We loved our Samurai Armour photoshoot experience. Shimpei was easy to contact prior to our arrival. Throughout the session he was enthusiastic and so passionate about what he do…
Eric
November 2019
This is an once in a lifetime experience! The armor that the studio uses are extremely high quality and the photos are amazing. Shimpei and the photographer were both awesome and charismatic hosts. The experience begins with you changing clothes and a history lesson about each samurai that wore the armor. I chose Yukimura Sanada’s armor as he was my favorite character in the Samurai Warriors video games. We took about ~200 high quality photos in about ~1hr. You get different poses and props as the photo shoot progresses. The delivery of the photos was also really quick! Once the photo shoot was complete, you receive a MicroSD card with the photos and if you have an iPhone they will AirDrop it to you. They did an outstanding job and I’m glad that I booked this experience.
This is an once in a lifetime experience! The armor that the studio uses are extremely high quality and the photos are amazing. Shimpei and the photographer were both awesome and c…
Thomas
November 2019
Such a wonderful experience! If I have any friends that plan on visiting Tokyo, I will without a doubt tell them to go here! Loved feeling like a real samurai for brief period of time.
Charly
November 2019
The whole samurai experience is amazing. From the moment you step into Shimpei's studio, he'll have you smiling ear to ear. He makes the photoshoot very enjoyable with his great sense of humor and enthusiasm. As he dressed me in the armor he also shared information on certain garments and armor which was a very nice touch. I highly recommend Shimpei and his Samurai Photostudio. One of the best AirBnb experiences I've ever had!
The whole samurai experience is amazing. From the moment you step into Shimpei's studio, he'll have you smiling ear to ear. He makes the photoshoot very enjoyable with his great se…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Female customers
The hakama pants you will wear under the armor will be tied tightly with a sash just below your navel. We do not recommend the armor experience for pregnant women.