Samurai Gallery Australia, Cairns

4.4
#42 of 153 in Museums in Queensland
A private collection of various samurai-related weapons and artworks, Samurai Gallery Australia boasts some of the rarest and oldest swords in Australia, dating back several hundred years. Learn about samurai history and the code they lived and died by, and don't miss a chance to handle some of the displayed weapons--including a 16th-century sword that's allegedly "cursed." To visit Samurai Gallery Australia on your holiday in Cairns, and find out what else Cairns has to offer, use our Cairns vacation route planner.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Super disappointed! I was really keen to go, and double checked the opening hours about 5 times but at 11:30 on Tuesday the door was still firmly shut. I called up, and they're no longer open on Tuesd...  more »
  • May 17, 2017
    Lots to see and heeps of information. And all of that for only 10 bucks. It was very well sorted and the owner was very ambitious in sharing all his knowledge with you.  more »
  • May 9, 2017
    if you are interested in Samurai and Japanese culture, this is a very well laid out, researched and informative museum. The owner was very well informed and passionate about this subject. A wide varie...  more »
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  • Loved it, the owner John is knowledgeable and easy to talk to, has an extensive collection to show. Make an appointment as he's always away on shows and buying more good stuff. If you like the samurai culture and Japanese swords then it's a must visit. Haven't ever seen such a nice collection anywhere else in Australia.
  • Extremely helpful and knowledgeable with a wide range of authentic pieces. Just check if he's open by phoning ahead as the owner is often in Japan buying new pieces!
  • awesome owner ☆
  • Dissapointing.. It wasnt open
  • Amazing personal collection, the owner was insightful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

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