- The Road to the Kyoto Butokuden, Winter 2019 -

- The Road to the Kyoto Butokuden -

Win a Trip to Japan XII - the road to the Butokuden


We are excited to announce that the Win a Trip to Japan Campaign is back! This is our annual event where we offer one lucky person the chance to have an all expenses paid visit to Kyoto as well as participating in our Renseikai training event at the legendary Kyoto Butokuden, the home of Kendo.

All you have to do is place an order between now and the deadline 15th of November to be entered into the running, all orders will be counted so if you make several orders these will also be included.
Entry is now closed! Thank you for participating!

Tozando Renseikai 2019

As our WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN XI event was such a success we are once again offering one lucky Kendoka the chance to train with some of the best Kendoka from Japan as well as enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Kyoto, one of Japan's most beautiful cities. Check out last year's winner Steve Liao and his experience on Tozando’s Youtube channel.

It was a short but intense experience for Steve: he got to fullfil a lifelong dream whilst pushing whilst enjoying many of the cultural treasures that Kyoto has to offer.
Tozando Renseikai 2018

Tozando's 2018 Renseikai participants. The winner Steve Liao from the US sits between Nishimura Hidehisa Sensei and Tozando Chairman Kimura Takahiko.

Now we are re-opening entry to the competition so read the details below to find out how to secure your chance to Win a Trip to Japan!
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Who is eligible?

  • Any customer who has placed an order for any product on Tozando Online Shopping during the period defined below, will automatically be entered into the lottery.
  • One order gives you one chance to be selected per week; two orders give you two chances, etc.
  • In addition to fulfilling one or more of the conditions above, share any of our "Win a trip to Japan" posts on our Facebook page. Once you have done so you are officially in the lottery to win a trip to Japan!
Suburi Keiko at Kyoto Butokuden

How is the winner selected?

  1. At the end of each week, a customer's order will be randomly selected to provide a nominee for the final drawing in December.
  2. The nominees will be informed by email for the final lottery and his/her name will be published on the website.
  3. If the selected customer would like to surrender the nomination, he/she must inform us so another customer can be selected randomly, this process is repeated as necessary.
  4. We will draw the final winner at random from the list of nominees at the beginning of December.

How long does this WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN campaign last?

Between the 11th of October and the 18th of november 2019. The winner will be informed by email and the result will be published on the website by the beginning of December 2019.The current scheduled period for the winners to visit Japan is from the beginning of December 2019.
  • VIP participation at our annual Renseikai as well as guidance to ther practices in Kyoto
  • Plane ticket (round trip for one person)
  • Pickup at Kyoto train station
  • Accommodation: Ryokan or a Guesthouse in Kyoto 5 days/4 nights for one person
  • One-day bus passes to use the Kyoto City Bus network for five days
  • Tour of Tozando Headquarters (Nishijin main store and Kendo Bogu workshop), Shogoin store, Kyoto Budogu Store
**Tozando reserves the right to make sudden changes to the terms and conditions above if needed.
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Terms and Conditions

The winning participant will acknowledge that they assume all risks and hazards incidental to the conduct of the activities, and release, absolve and hold harmless Tozano Co. Ltd. and all its respective officers, agents, and representatives from any and all liability for injuries to myself arising out of traveling to, participating in, or returning from event in question.
In case of injury to themselves, they waive all claims against Tozando Co. Ltd. including all coaches and affiliates, all participants, sponsoring agencies, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event. There is a risk of being injured that is inherent in all sports activities, including Kendo. Some of these injuries include, but are not limited to, the risk of fractures, paralysis, or death.
In the event of injury Tozando Co. Ltd. will provide language assistance and support when seeking medical attention as well as introducing the participant to recommended hospitals and clinics.
Kyoto Butokuden

Winners of WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN contest

Have a closer look at what they experienced while they were in Tozando and Kyoto!
Win A Trip To Japan 2018 Winner Steve Liao
2018 Winter
Steve Liao
(United States)
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Veronika Orash
2017 Winter
Veronika Orash
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Alain-Nicolas Di Meo
2016 Winter
Alain-Nicolas Di Meo
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Win a trip to Japan 8 - Damon Schearer
2015 Autumn
Damon Schearer
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2015 Spring
Christian Domittner
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2014 Autumn
Ismail Hasan
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2014 Spring
Jean Noel Grenier
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2013 Autumn
Duy Pham
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2013 Summer
Riku Huomo
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2013 Spring
Dmitry Gavrilov

2012 Autumn
Xavier Calcas

2011 Winter
Tuan Anh Hoang

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