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Samurai Museum, Shinjuku

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 500+ 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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  • We enjoyed visiting the samurai museum in Tokyo. It is small but well designed. We liked how well kept are the armor pieces and the kids loved the opportunity to wear samurai customs and take pictures...  read more »
  • An excellent two hours wandering through the history of Samurai from the Edo Period. A personal guided tour for a small group of six, in very good english, finished with a photo op in Samurai armour a...  read more »
  • Well worth the price. Great for guides, lovely facility, and a great way to spend 1-2 hours. I'd definitely recommend! 
  • What this museum lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. The exhibits of armour and weapons are magnificent, the katanas in particular are terrifying. We were given a guided tour by one of the staff which was very informative, he spoke english well and answered all our questions.
  • Very well worth the trip out! I suggest getting a taxi once you get off the train because the museum is located in a tucked away on a very small back street. Extremely helpful staff - I was shown around by a very friendly local university student who studied Japanese History and took the time to explain every piece of armour and weaponry on display.
  • Too expensive for only a few replica. For tourists with no beforehand knowledge of the samurai and no interest in going deeper it is okay, I guess. 1800¥ anyway is too much.
  • Beautiful place, extremely good service. Definitely five stars if the exhibition were bit larger.
  • This was the best part of my trip! Our tour guides we're well informed and very professional. They're tons of artifacts and plenty of history to go with them. This museum is worth going out of your way for!
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