Easy access from Osaka Station!
We started off at Higashi-Umeda Station, so it didn't take very long at all.
Just take the Tanimachi Line for 2 stops and get off at Tenjinbashisuji Rokuchome (6-chome). After that, it's just a 4 minute walk away.
Samurai, in present-day Japan
▼It feels a little out of place, like a samurai slipped through time and ended up in 2019.
Arriving at Samurai Cafe
Oiran*, ninja, and comedy!!
*A Japanese courtesan similar in appearance to a geisha
▼A brilliant performance that blends elements of the future and past
"Princess! Princess! Princess!" his screams fill the room. As he searches frantically, it's clear the princess has gone missing. He suddenly comes to a complete stop, and shouts "here she is!" ...the lost princess was in the audience. He brings her onto the stage as an enemy comes in for an ambush. At closer than arm's reach, the ensuing battle catches her completely off guard.
▼The "princess," with a shocked look on her face. If you like these kind of surprises, then this'll be great for you.
▼A quick pose for the camera. You're also free to post anything on social media. So go ahead and take all the pictures and videos you want!
But there were a few hiccups and he had redo the scene 4 times. Maybe he wanted to relieve some stress, because he just kept cutting them over and over...
We were all laughing so hard it started to hurt! Even thinking about it now, I can't help myself!
While we're still laughing, the actors move on to the next scene. What looks like a feudal lord wearing a flashy orange kimono and a samurai dance onto the stage. The lord spots something! It's a katana! What exactly is he planning to do with a real sword...? The samurai pulls out an orange.
Also, there are more acts that I haven’t mentioned, but I’ll leave those for you to look forward to. Definitely give them a visit at Samurai Cafe, you won’t be disappointed!
▼Throwing our hands up to the rhythm of the music. Really simple, but everyone got into it.
▼The performers taking a final bow.
The best hour of entertainment!
Laughs just kept coming, serious fight scenes were filled with action, it was an interesting show, and the actors’ passion definitely showed through their performance. I was thoroughly entertained.
5 performers played various roles in a non-stop performance filled with dancing, laughter, and action. Bravo! If they were tired, they didn't let it show. All smiles and stage faces. Well, I guess that’s what you'd expect from true professionals.
By the way, they can provide English and Chinese translation, so you'll be okay even if you don't speak Japanese. If you give them a shot, I'm sure you'll enjoy their performance, like I did. Don’t be afraid to get on stage and have a good time!
After the show, there is an option to try on the costumes. There are a few sets of samurai armor on display, and they're all available to try on. You can also get the oiran costume upon request.
They can be a bit heavy and difficult to put on, so the staff will help you out there. The armor is kind of difficult to move in, but it's worth it for the pictures.
▼The staff helping put on the armor
※Not genuine articles, replicas
What?! Lunch in a castle!
It's an extravagant meat ozen set, a new item on their menu, available from April. We got to try it this time as a special treat. If you lift up the roof, you'll see a mountain of meat. There's roast beef, pork, and vegetables. It was all super delicious.
▼If you look closely, you can see samurai swords and ninja stars!
Even now it's stuck in my head...
This was the song that played in the background throughout the show. It just keeps playing over and over in my head and it'll probably continue to for the rest of the night. lol