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Japan Sword Museum, Shibuya

(2.7/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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  • Though this pace is quite awkward to find it was worth the effort. It was however the final exhibition in January 2017 before the museum moves to its new location in Sumida Ward. Favourite exhibits we...  more »
  • In the hope was that this is the admission of 2 times the 50th anniversary event so a little more interesting exhibits and hope on seeds and space there is no specification?, slated to open in the near future to move to Sumida-ku, I would love to go once you have opened the.
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  • White building in the center of the photo is the bus looks looks if you walk from Yoyogi-Sanchome sword Museum. Display and also not very difficult to understand. Offices also in nature as the very Museum I don't think. Exhibition of Japanese swords are very stoic. More romantic aspects or be somewhere with swords and feel valued or what features each student participates by sword. There were a lot of people eager to appreciate with just glasses bring. For the transfer of 3/31/2017 close at Yoyogi, 2017 autumn is as a new sword Museum exhibition resume will be served in the two countries. It is the time to also visit.
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  • Do you have a deep knowledge of samurai swords? Can you name all the parts of a samurai sword? Do you know the names of the craftsmanship? If the answers are no, you have no business there. This is just for people who have studied them. The collection here is super short, you should better go to the Tokyo museum.
  • A small but spectacular collection of the finest Japanese samurai swords in existence. I learned a lot about the different parts of the sword set while admiring the ornately detailed fittings on display. The details are so small, I needed a magnifying glass on every single one to be able to appreciate them. Unfortunately, photography is prohibited, so you can't use your camera's zoom to get a closer look. I wish there had been more about the process of making the blades. Overall, the collection taught me more about Japanese decorative arts than about sword craft. Still, a worthwhile pilgrimage for anyone who respects Bushido.
  • Very in depth. A single room full of some of the best swords you will ever see. Be aware however - they are displayed 'naked' without their fittings, and will require a true interest in Japanese history to enjoy. No frills.
  • A bit of a letdown, there are some interesting katanas leftover and some of the history is explained but the place is small and a little boring, despite my interest I barely spent half an hour there.
  • If you know about Japanese swords this place is amazing. They have a Masamune blade there for example and a national treasure. Info for English is available at the counter. But like the other reviews say. Unless you have a keen interest it might be a bit of a letdown. Passing interests will find it a bit of a hike for not much bang.