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Samurai Museum

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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...more
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2-25-6 Kabukicho | Eiwa Dairoku Bldg 1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6457-6411
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour cost 1900 yen and comes with an English tour, a swordplay demonstration and photoshoots in a samurai/kimono outfit. The guide was knowledgeable and the best part was that we are able to touch and wear some of the artifacts/armors in the musuem. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Samurai Museum was a great experience and well worth the 1900 Yen. Included in the entrance fee there is an English tour, a 20 minute sword show, and a chance to put on a samurai helmet and coat. The tour was very informative and we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a chance to tour, examine and even touch in a couple of cases, a private collection of centuries-old Samurai armour, items and weaponry which must be priceless. It is certainly irreplaceable. There is also a glimpse of the history of Japan itself, up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this museum. Delighted we added it to out itinerary. It was really very interesting. The armour displays are so beautiful. The museum were providing tours every 15 min when we arrived, with small groups of circa 5-7 people, it took circa 1 hour....More

Thank 0011223344
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the English tour and was very impressed with the knowledge of our guide. The displays are very well preserved and you get to try some costumes on for photos at the end.

Thank michellew2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is a bit hidden, but worth looking for if you are interested in the life of the samurai. The English tour is well done and I really learned a lot.

Thank CydnHank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Samurai Museum during October 2018 on a surprisingly warm day as a reprieve from the heat and humidity outside and were not disappointed. It’s a very small museum so if you don’t read or speak Japanese, I cannot recommend...More

Thank gld1310
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum! We went on a day which was pouring with rain so it was a nice reprieve. We went on an English guided tour which was in perfect English (and included in the ticker price!). They have lots of gorgeous samurai armour displayed. The...More

Thank Maryia_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my friends to this museum. The staff was very helpful and ushered into a tour very quickly. After the history of the samurais, we were able to see a samurai sword show and be able to take a picture with the performer....More

Thank kelleyc14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this. The museum is a privately owned antique collection. The tour guide Nico was very easy to understand and very informative. Very interesting and fun if you enjoy history.

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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Geoff W
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
Yup - open as of today (April 12). It was awesome!
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Response from dawg1012 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are needed. I don’t think they take reservations. I do recommend taking a guided tour which I believe is part of the entrance fee. The web site also gives you approximatley 4 time slots where you are able... More