Trips to Japan
Aikikai Hombu dojo
Everything you need for
a successful experience
The guide of the practitioner visiting the AIKIKAI Hombu dojo
Do you want to watch a class or practice at the first permanent dojo of Ueshiba Morihei Osensei in Tokyo?
The establishment opened in 1931 in the Shinjuku district under the name of Kobukan, Guillaume invites you to discover the AIKIKAI Hombu dojo with his valuable advice on this place he knows very well.
. How to follow and behave according to the label of this dojo?
. Which courses can you attend as a visitor? (Visitors who can participate in regular courses or beginner courses, but not special courses.)
. What are the rules of dress code to follow?
. From which grade can you wear the hakama?
. What are the different forms of salvation?
By Guillaume ERARD
Classes schedule and acces
official course calendar
For regular and beginner classes. Note that instructors may be absent and be replaced by another member of the technical team.
- GOING TO HOMBU DOJO from SHINJUKU
The easiest way to get to Hombu Dojo from Shinjuku Station is to take the Toei Oedo Line and stop at Wakamatsu-kawada Station (9 minutes). From there you just have to walk 400m to reach the dojo.
Aikikai Foundation, world headquarters of Aikido
17-18 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0056 Japan
Google Maps TEL: 0081 - (0)3-3203-9236