Meihodo - A secret Samurai Complex in the Aso Countryside

【OUTLINE】
You can learn Bushido surrounded by the fertile nature of Aso.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Experience samurai culture while basking the grandeur of nature in this one-of-a-kind, authentic zen and budo compound, built for dedicated study of the samurai arts
・Learn from an expert well-versed in bushido, the code of honor developed by Japanese samura
・Put yourself in the shoes of a samurai and meditate peacefully, attend a Japanese tea ceremony, or even try swinging a Japanese katana.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Aso, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Sports Lessons




【OUTLINE】
You can learn Bushido surrounded by the fertile nature of Aso.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Experience samurai culture while basking the grandeur of nature in this one-of-a-kind, authentic zen and budo compound, built for dedicated study of the samurai arts
・Learn from an expert well-versed in bushido, the code of honor developed by Japanese samura
・Put yourself in the shoes of a samurai and meditate peacefully, attend a Japanese tea ceremony, or even try swinging a Japanese katana.

Itinerary

Meihodo is a sprawling, 56,000 sqm compound at the base of Mt. Aso consisting of over 20 buildings and 138 rooms to recreate an authentic Edo-era samurai residence.
Meihodo was initially built in 1997 as a private training facility for teaching and preserving the traditional Japanese arts. It is only recently that a limited number of visitors are now being allowed into the facility.
Your tour will include performances of a number of traditional Japanese arts, and you will also be taken to see some of the extremely precious historical artifacts (some dating back 800 years) on display at the facility.

Stop At:

• Aso, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu
• Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu