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Tickets for Samurai Museum Tokyo: General Admission

Delve into the long and fascinating history of the samurai

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Starting time: Guided tour: Every 15-20 minutes. Sword fighting show: 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 & 17:00
Duration: Sword fighting show: Approx. 15-20 minutes. Guided tour: 1 hour
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
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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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
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • 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
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
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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Mar 12, 2020
We loved the tour! Must visit place when in Tokyo!
Jan 2, 2020
It was a great experience. Lots of cool exhibits and very good tour guide
Dec 22, 2019
Good experience

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