Get top marks in samurai studies at the Aizu Clan School Nisshinkan (hereinafter, Nisshinkan) in Fukushima Prefecture.
Established in 1803, many of Japan’s finest samurai developed their skills and moral code at Nisshinkan, the top school for the Aizu clan of Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima. While the original building met the same fiery fate as much of Japan’s ancient architecture, a faithful reconstruction was built nearby to preserve its history and culture. The best way to experience samurai culture is to try it out. While most associate samurai with soldiers, Nisshinkan sought to produce cultured fighters familiar with art and moral excellence. The carefully curated curriculum included archery, tea ceremonies and meditation—all classes that you can actually take today!