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The Japanese Sword Museum- MOVED

4-25-10 Yoyogi | Sumidaku, Tokyo, Shibuya 151-0053, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6284-1000
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Swords are works of art, new building, next to a traditional garden

Recently moved to a new building and location. The first floor has a video with a Japanese... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Pearl T
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Palo Alto, California
via mobile
It's closed till 2018

After a difficult subway ride followed by a Taxi cab drive we arrived yo find the place closed. To... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Marcobatuta
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NJ
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  • Average21%
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“small museum” (9 reviews)
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4-25-10 Yoyogi | Sumidaku, Tokyo, Shibuya 151-0053, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-6284-1000
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"free admission"
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"japanese history"
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"minute walk"
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"craftsmanship"
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"katana"
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"exhibition"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Recently moved to a new building and location. The first floor has a video with a Japanese narrative but understandable via beautiful camera work, along with descriptions in Japanese/English about the sword making process. Small gift store next to ticket desk. Exhibition room is on...More

1  Thank Pearl T
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

After a difficult subway ride followed by a Taxi cab drive we arrived yo find the place closed. To ripen at another site in 2018!! Well well. Stay warned

17  Thank Marcobatuta
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

beautiful swords of amazing quality and history.If you enjoy Japanese swords, there is no better display in the world.

1  Thank quinnpetec
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Costs 600JPY. A single floor exhibition with various blades, decorated hilts and holsters (and more). The items on display don't seem to have a decent English description, and more English information is presented about the contributor of the piece instead, which is rather stupid. However!...More

Thank Amit S
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you are interested to see authentic japanese sword, this place is worth visiting. The displayed sword are really interesting and the museum provides brochure about the sword for your appreciation. You just need to be very determined to find the location of the museum....More

3  Thank jhona u
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We are pleased we saw this as it represents an important part of Japanese history. It is great that this collection, some of which are 7-800 years old, has been preserved so well with interesting history. However, as an experience, there is not much to...More

1  Thank Rich_Nat246
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you're a bit of a fan of the Japanese sword this place is not to be missed. It's tucked away in a back street but in these days of maps on phones it shouldn't be hard to find.

Thank Wayne I
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Though this pace is quite awkward to find it was worth the effort. It was however the final exhibition in January 2017 before the museum moves to its new location in Sumida Ward. Favourite exhibits were the scroll by Miyamoto Musahsi and Uesugi Kenshin's sword

2  Thank brixtontrev
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This would take approximately twenty minutes walking distance from metro station. It is down some back streets and seems off the main road, in a remote corner. However, it is worth the detour. The craftsmanship of the swords, handles and other metal details is just...More

Thank 88Georgina
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was a fantastic long walk to get here, if you love swords this is the place for you, a lot of history written on the displays. It is not as large as we thought it was going to be, but nonetheless enjoyable.

1  Thank Kat562
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