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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"
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"japanese history"
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"sword demonstration"
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"private collection"
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"on display"
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"take photos"
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"an english speaking guide"
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"ask questions"
in 11 reviews
"personal guide"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 34 reviews
"two floors"
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"google maps"
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"rainy day"
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"edo period"
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"entrance fee"
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"shinjuku area"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good displays not behind glass! Also a good and free tour guide. There is admission fees, but it seems the tour structure works well and you do learn a lot. Also OK to take photos.

Thank gregjorgensen57
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought I was smart enough to avoid places like this. Quite expensive & not much at all. Sounds very official & grand but not that way at all. A few sets of armor & swords very small.

Thank fredsave
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mayuko was my tour guide and she was so funny and knowledgeable! She gave us lots of information and was really happy to answer questions and joke around with our group. The exhibits themselves were amazing, with lots of full sets of samurai armor as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour was brief, educational and entertaining. There are English-speaking tours available for tourists. You can wander off and take photos after and even during the tour. (Video recording is prohibited). There is a sword demonstration led by a professional. You can participate in...More

1  Thank Mai K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a private museum so not sure curation was equal to state-run, but collection was very interesting (my husband was keener than I was) and guides spoke excellent English, were very interesting.

Thank R T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum, has a very decent amount of samurai traditional costumes, weapons and other samurai related regalia in its collection. At certain times in a day they run a free group guide tour in English. Special thanks to our tour guide Yu...More

1  Thank Irinzza
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

see original samurai outfits & swords & learn alittle of the history. you can dress up & also there is a show where a guys demonstrates useing swords. take a guided tour at set times. very friendly staff & not alot of time needed i'd...More

2  Thank LeahEast
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but they offer free English tours at times, every 30 mins or so, it’s a big pricey but the guides are so knowledgeable so it’s definitely worth a look at! It’s one of the few places that allows photos of samurai...More

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a guided tour through the museum in English (included in the ticket price of 1800): samurai armors, hats, swords etc. from different periods are exhibited. Museum with experience guarantee: samurai ninja fight, try on helmet or kimono - well worth it, even though a...More

Thank Vera H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice collection of armor and weaponry. We arrived shortly before an English-speaking tour. Our guide was friendly and provided a lot of good historical context for what we were seeing. As a bonus, there was also a short sword demonstration. It's small so it...More

Thank Stephen M
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Geoff W
30 March 2018|
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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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von_Sawyer
13 March 2018|
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Response from PogoStickPaul | Reviewed this property |
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ajbrown141
6 March 2018|
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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
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