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Samurai Museum, Shinjuku
(4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the warriors who embodied Japanese concepts of courage, power, and loyalty at Samurai Museum. Opened in 2015, the museum showcases an array of weapons, armor, clothes, and documents collected over a five-year period. As you explore the two floors dedicated to the different periods in Japanese history, you'll also witness the developments of ergonomic design and style that distinguish each period. Don't miss having your photo taken in the samurai costume of your choice. Plan your Samurai Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tokyo using our Tokyo vacation generator.
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  • Was a challenge to find it when your head is down looking at maps - but you can't miss it - informative tour very interesting - can't believe we are going home to a samurai sword- professional sent vi...  more »
  • A really interesting, fun and informative place to visit. Amazing pieces of armor, weapons, and other artifiacts with great stories to go with them. Some of them are allowed to be handled by the visit...  more »
  • Not the easiest place to find, and didn't appear in our guidebook, but we are so glad we made the effort. Jaw dropping armour and weapons, but the highlight was the rather scary demonstration. I was w...  more »
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  • Found this place inadvertently while walking through the area. Excellent small museum with very warm people showing us around. The owner had been to India and was extremely kind to our children including giving them a toy sword each for free. Just lovely people and a very nice niche collection. Would highly recommend. We had a lovely time.
  • Nice walkthrugh og the history of the samurai with exibition of the weapons and armor they used. Ending with a demonstration of sword usage and photo oppotunity
  • By far my best experiences in Japan. The exhibits were beautiful and the staff were great. They let me try on some replica armor and took pictures for me. I talked at great length with the staff about the exhibits and I even got to participate during the katana demonstration! The gift shop was very reasonably priced and they took the time to label the names of my purchases in English so I could properly show the items to my children when I got back home. Even though the museum itself was small it has created one of the biggest and fondest memories of my trip to Japan.
  • Super awesome experience and the staffers were so friendly and helpful! English speakers and foreigner freindly!
  • Best attraction in Tokyo! Really fun, can touch lots of stuff. Good stories about all the stuff in the museum. Not a huge place, but really interesting.