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Samurai Museum

2-25-6 Kabukicho | Eiwa Dairoku Bldg 1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6457-6411
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Urban entertainment museum centrally located in the Kabukicho district of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. Displayed under dramatic lighting are more than 70 examples of samurai armor, kabuto helmets and weapons gathered here from Japanese and foreign collections. Detailed descriptions for each display are given in English, Chinese and Korean so that foreign visitors can easily understand and appreciate the artifacts. The Samurai Photo-Shooting corner where you can take your picture wearing armor and helmet is super popular with visitors from overseas. The museum also offers a full range of original Samurai gift items for sale.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2-25-6 Kabukicho | Eiwa Dairoku Bldg 1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-6457-6411
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"guided tour"
in 95 reviews
"japanese history"
in 63 reviews
"private collection"
in 22 reviews
"on display"
in 48 reviews
"an english speaking guide"
in 13 reviews
"take photos"
in 43 reviews
"personal tour"
in 12 reviews
"edo period"
in 10 reviews
"photo opportunities"
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"gift shop"
in 26 reviews
"two floors"
in 14 reviews
"google maps"
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"rainy day"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 21 reviews
"fun experience"
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"shinjuku area"
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"weapons"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The samurai museum is located in Shinjuyu in Tokyo, the price is $1500 Yen which is around 13 usd. The museum gives you a real idea about how was the samurai history and the costumes that they used which are very different from what i...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was really interesting and they had alot of historic monumental artifacts throughout it. Even though the museum was only small it still had alot of detail and history in it. With the purchase of the ticket we also go a free tour in...More

Thank Shannon H
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Samurai Museum. We will share your precious opinion with all of our staff and try to be better at our service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place. The admission price seems a bit expensive at first (1800 yen) but it includes a guided tour in English and admittance to a short show/demonstration. The tour was very interested and well-conducted, and the collection was presented in a tasteful...More

Thank Conrad P
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our guided tour in English and the show. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes to learn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to check this place out during the late afternoon . It was by far the best highlight of this trip . The staff was very knowledgeable on the tour . Great history and Displays . Wasn’t to long . Great for family’s with kids...More

Thank Jesse_Gee1
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that your family including your children enjoyed spending time at Samurai Museum. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here expecting a self-guided walk around the museum, just looking at samurai armour and reading a few signs. What we found was quite different, and remarkable! All guests are treated to a free guided tour of this private museum. Our guide was Chiori...More

1  Thank Melanie M
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that your joined the guided tour and enjoyed spending time at Samurai Museum. We will let her know she did a great job. We are always trying...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the Samurai Museum in Shinjuku! We speak very little Japanese but they offer English tours and everyone we spoke to spoke English (they were also helpful in giving us directions to our next destination). Our tour guide was very...More

Thank Mallory T
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed spending time at Samurai Museum. We are proud of our staff's English abilities.Most of them have studied abroad in English speaking countries before. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum is a private collection and hosts tours throughout explaining the history, era and type of garment. We also got to see a love samurai show and try on some replica itemsMore

1  Thank ronimoon
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed spending time at Samurai Museum. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes to learn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was great, she explained everything clearly and went at a pace good for the group. There was so much more history than I was aware. The artifacts, armor and weapons were impressive. At the end they even will take a photo of you...More

Thank AZS1989
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed taking a guided tour and spending time at Samurai Museum. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this small museum. Guides covered all the historical facts. Lots of costumes and historical pieces to see. They put on a 10 minute performance of a samurai display. You even get to dress up as samurai warriors yourselves and they will take your...More

1  Thank Claire D
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed spending time at Samurai Museum. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes to learn Samurai history and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said this museum is small. However, it packs a great deal of history in its small space. The first floor has a gift shop and about 10 original suits of samurai armor from various Japanese eras. If you take pictures make sure...More

1  Thank Jay F
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed spending time at Samurai Museum. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes to learn Samurai history and...More

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annieadelaide
19 November 2017|
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Response from localgirl334 | Reviewed this property |
We we're staying in Shinjuku Tokyo and just took a taxi there. But you can use the subway stations from Yokohama and get there in about an hour.
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kur0chka
26 October 2017|
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Response from iponroad | Reviewed this property |
yes and it's free, only you are paying the entrance fee and need to be at that time there. it's frequent.
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25 September 2017|
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Response from Yunus M | Reviewed this property |
¥1800 for adult entry
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