【Tokyo・Hino City・Samurai Experience】Let’s become the last samurai in “Hino”, the hometown of the Shinsengumi!

Ninja and samurai experience




  • You can dress up as a member of the Shinsengumi, the Japanese last Samurai, and pose with a replica sword for some souvenir photos at Hino-shuku Honjin, Shinsengumi-related building that has stood for around 150 years.
  • Swinging around the replica sword is strictly forbidden for safety’s sake.
  • The multilingual explanation videos are available on your smartphone or a tablet. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
  • You’ll be able to find a variety of Shinsengumi-related souvenirs such as Haori, one of the Shinsengumi costume, and more at the souvenir shop.


・Please meet a guide at Hino Station on JR Chuo Line 10 min before the starting time for checking in.

・On the way to the experience venue, we will stop by the related place of the Shinsengumi and we will tell you a brief story about them.
・At the experience place, we will explain the precautions and the flow of the experience.

③About the experience
・Change into the Shinsengumi costume with a help of a kimono-dresser.
・Looking around freely at the Hino-shuku Honjin with the Shinsengumi costume on.
・We will take you to the souvenir shop which is about 2~3 minutes’ walk from the Hino-shuku Honjin with the costume on.

・Change clothes and the experience ends. A small gift will be given.

Important Information

  • ・Please do not attend the event, if you are not feeling well.
    ・In order to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we would appreciate your cooperation with the matters mentioned below;
    Thermometry at the entrance
    Sanitizing your hands and fingers
    Wearing a mask except when you take your souvenir photos
    ・Since Hino-shuku Honjin was built over 150 years ago, it has some large gaps. Please understand that it is difficult to look around in a wheelchair.
    ・Please fill in the column on application form, if you normally wears sizes of 3L or over. The host will reply.


Guide language

English, Japanese


- Experience fee

- Consumption tax

- Insurance fee

- Guide fee

- Rental item fee (haori, hakama, yukata, obi, sandals, large and small imitation swords),

- Dressing fee

- Hino-shuku Honjin admission fee

Not included

- Other spends

Required time 150 ~ 180 minutes
Cancellation Policy

(1) Cancellation made eight (8) days prior to the scheduled date of activities or earlier: No cancellation charge

(2) Cancellation made between seven (7) to four (4) days prior to the scheduled date of activities: 50% of the Participation Charges

(3) Cancellation made between three (3) days prior to the scheduled date to the scheduled date: 100% of the Participation Charges

What you need to bring

- For the dressing, please wear a tank top (or a T-shirt) and spats (or some kind of leggings) as we will put the Shinsengumi costume on them.

Participation Condition

13 years old~
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.
You need to be over 130 cm or under 190 cm.
・In order to ensure the safety of all participants, those who fall under any of the following categories cannot participate.
Those under the influence of alcohol
Those who the organizer judges that safety cannot be ensured

Holding condition

Be held on rainy weather.
If it is judged to be canceled due to circumstances, the host will contact you on the day.


  • 【Tokyo・Hino City・Samurai Experience】Let’s become the last samurai in “Hino”, the hometown of the Shinsengumi!

    Required time

    150 ~ 180 minutes

    Qualifying age


    from ¥ 17,900


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