JPENCN

JAPAN
BUDO TOURISM
A new way to traveling and
experience the martial arts
Budo Tourism
Sports tourism fuses local resources and sports, allowing travelers to watch or participate in sporting activities around the world. Budo tourism is a unique style of sports tourism that provides the chance to experience sports and culture (both traditional and spiritual) found only in Japan—including Japanese martial arts such as karate, kendo, and judo that are popular around the world. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy Budo Tourism programs around Japan that are welcoming for international travelers.
OKINAWA KARATE
An authentic martial arts experience in karate's
birthplace, Okinawa
Karate robes
Karate has been developed over centuries as a unique marital art fusing the traditional Okinawan art of te with Chinese marital arts, etc. (*There are various theories.) It later spread around the world, and today there are more than 130 million karate aficionados worldwide.
The four main schools of contemporary Okinawa Karate are Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, and classical martial arts using weapons such as poles, nunchakus, and sai. Many travelers from around the world take part in the wide range of training programs available, including not only regular evening training in the dojo but also morning training and introductions to the four main schools of Okinawa Karate.
CASTLE STAY & KENDO
Experience samurai culture and martial arts by
staying overnight in Hirado Castle
The Hirado Castle keep
Kendo, Japanese fencing using swords of bamboo, is a martial art that originated with sword-bearing Japanese warriors aiming for personal growth through mental and physical discipline. The Kyushu region is home to about 400 kendo dojo—one-fifth of all those in Japan. This program offers the chance to experience kendo training in a real dojo, wearing a kendo robe and using a bamboo sword.
Another distinguishing feature is the chance to stay overnight in Hirado Castle's Kaijuyagura tower. This is the first castle in Japan to offer regular accommodations, where guests can savor the art and history of samurai culture, including Hirado Castle.
ACTIVITIES
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JPENCN

JAPAN
BUDO TOURISM
A new way to traveling and experience the martial arts
Budo Tourism
Sports tourism fuses local resources and sports, allowing travelers to watch or participate in sporting activities around the world. Budo tourism is a unique style of sports tourism that provides the chance to experience sports and culture (both traditional and spiritual) found only in Japan—including Japanese martial arts such as karate, kendo, and judo that are popular around the world. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy Budo Tourism programs around Japan that are welcoming for international travelers.
OKINAWA KARATE
An authentic martial arts experience
in karate's birthplace, Okinawa
Karate robes
Karate has been developed over centuries as a unique marital art fusing the traditional Okinawan art of te with Chinese marital arts, etc. (*There are various theories.) It later spread around the world, and today there are more than 130 million karate aficionados worldwide.
The four main schools of contemporary Okinawa Karate are Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, and classical martial arts using weapons such as poles, nunchakus, and sai. Many travelers from around the world take part in the wide range of training programs available, including not only regular evening training in the dojo but also morning training and introductions to the four main schools of Okinawa Karate.
Castle Stay & Kendo
Experience samurai culture and martial arts by staying overnight in Hirado Castle
The Hirado Castle keep
Kendo, Japanese fencing using swords of bamboo, is a martial art that originated with sword-bearing Japanese warriors aiming for personal growth through mental and physical discipline. The Kyushu region is home to about 400 kendo dojo—one-fifth of all those in Japan. This program offers the chance to experience kendo training in a real dojo, wearing a kendo robe and using a bamboo sword.
Another distinguishing feature is the chance to stay overnight in Hirado Castle's Kaijuyagura tower. This is the first castle in Japan to offer regular accommodations, where guests can savor the art and history of samurai culture, including Hirado Castle.
ACTIVITIES
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