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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 2 days ago

Exactly what I was hoping it would be. Just the greatest display I have been able to see. If you have an interest in anything Samurai, its a must see.

Thank haydn p w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of non replica outfits and swords. The history was well explained and left me wanting to learn more.

Thank Marius M
Reviewed 2 days ago

English speaking tour guide who provides an excellent talk on the exhibits and history of the Samurai

Thank peterdm2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is worth visiting! We recommend to take part at the free tour given by a guide. The guide was not only friendly but also very knowledgeable. Altogether it was an experience during my trip which I do not want to miss.

Thank endrra
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small in size but a good amount of samurai outfits on display. Has a guided tour also in English to explain the age of exhibits and a bit of the history. Well worth a visit. Should only take an hour at best. A must to...More

Thank Clayjdar
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a quite small but very entertaining museum of samurai armour and swords, brought to life by the English speaking tour guides. You go around escorted in small groups, the guide explaining each room’s contents. You get to try on a samurai helmet if...More

Thank AndyHayler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must have seen place in Tokyo. Nice and short inside of the samurai. Very friendly and good english speaking staff.

Thank Anna Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic English-speaking guides. Interesting exhibits. Especially enjoyed the live demonstration with the samauri swords. Great way to spent 2-3 hours in Tokyo.

Thank ShaneAnth0ny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great, original samurai gear and swords. Also interesting history lesson about old Japan (I wouldn't mind even more history details :) You can try on a samurai armor - that was awesome! なつさんは一番ツアーガイドです :) Pawel from Poland

Thank Pawel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small 2 floor museum near Shinjuku station. We had an excellent tour guide who spoke perfect English who gave an informative account of the periods in Japanese history. There is even a samurai sword demo! Allow 2 full hours. There is a...More

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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