Kyudo is a Japanese martial art based on shooting an arrow from a Japanese bow to a target to reach a complete focus of mind and body. The main difference of kyudo and western archery is that, in kyudo, every movement follows a traditional routine that pays respect to the equipment and to the opponent. You will come to the archery range and dress in an authentic kyudo uniform, which will include dogi—the upper wear—and hakama—the lower wear. I'll give a brief explanation about the art of kyudo as well as instructions and demonstrations. With the knowledge you'll gain, you will learn to shoot arrows at the target. You'll also understand the fun and challenging aspect of the sport, particularly while wearing the traditional hakama and armor. Usually in kyudo, you are not allowed to pull the arrow unless you master the basics. But during our lesson, you will be able to enjoy the real kyudo experience even as a complete beginner. It will be a great time if you are looking for a nice photo or movie to show to your friends.
Facility fee, bow tool set, costume set
Just a three-minute walk from the Atomic Bomb Dome, we'll be at the only place where you can enjoy a genuine Japanese archery experience in Hiroshima. Here, we offer a mini-sized kyudo ground with a distance to the target. It's a bit difficult to hit the target at first and you will get excited when you finally do. In addition, it is believed that hitting the target will bring good luck and make your wishes come true.
You won't need to bring anything as tools and traditional costumes will be available. Please note sizes and quantities are limited. We offer programs for beginners. In rare cases, the strings may hit the arms and wrists and cause swelling. Pants rather than skirts are preferred.
Japanese Traditional Archery Experience