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Overview

Highlights

  • Access the Samurai Museum in Tokyo and learn about over 700 years of samurai culture and tradition in Japan
  • See artifacts including samurai armor and weaponry, get your hands on the exhibits, and even try things on!
  • Take a free guided tour in English, and don't miss the hourly afternoon sword performances between 2pm and 5pm!

Description

The popular appeal of the samurai is hardly surprising. A class of noble, ancient warriors who valued honor, courage and loyalty. What's not to like?

The Samurai Museum documents around 700 years of Japan's most intriguing social class, and its effect on the country's modern way of life. Learn how samurai culture evolved and see authentic armor, swords, and even guns (who knew?) in the heart of Tokyo. There's a tour in English, and you can also see a live sword performance!

The neon dazzle of modern Shinjuku is a world away from the one that cultivated the samurai spirit. But, stray just a little from the bustling Tokyo streets, and you can track the evolution of samurai culture from the Kamakura period to the relative modernity of Edo Japan.

Take a guided tour for an hour-long introduction to samurai history, including the strict belief system which saw them thrive. You can also get your hands on traditional swords and have a quick lesson from a skilled swordsman (it's more complicated than sticking them with the pointy end).

Plus, there's the opportunity to don replica samurai clothing and gear, including helmets. Cameras at the ready!

Insider tip

Searching for some stylish samurai souvenirs? Make sure you check out the gift shop, featuring real swords!

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Ticket

What's included

Admission to the Samurai Museum in Tokyo (if selected)
Admission to the Samurai Live Music Show (if selected)
Guided tour in English in a small group of approx. 15 people
Sword fighting show (15-20 min, every hour from 14:00-17:00)
Photo session in traditional samurai armor for men, or a kimono for women

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the reception by the entrance
  • If you visit the museum during the morning, you are allowed to return during the afternoon for the sword fighting show and the Samurai Live Music Show
  • Samurai Live Music Show (if selected): Doors open at 20:00. Please make sure to be on time!

Venue

Opening hours

Monday 10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 21:00
Thursday 10:30 - 21:00
Friday 10:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:30 - 20:00
Sunday 10:30 - 21:00

How to get there

Samurai Museum Tokyo
Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 2 Chome−25−6 永和第6ビル1F・2F, 160-0021, Tokyo
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Ratings & reviews

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J
Mar 12, 2020
Excellent
We loved the tour! Must visit place when in Tokyo!
A
Jan 2, 2020
Excellent
It was a great experience. Lots of cool exhibits and very good tour guide
A
Dec 22, 2019
Good
Good experience

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