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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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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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Reviewed today

The nice thing about this museum is precisely the fact that it is small. It's focus truly is on the Samurai's armors and other related implements which means that you are not overwhelmed. The pieces are beautifully displayed. Well worth a visit, with or without...More

Thank Valaya G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent museum displaying real samurai armor. The museum is not very big, and you MUST take the tour in order to really appreciate the exhibits in the museum. My teenagers do not enjoy visiting museums, but they enjoyed their visit to this one. The highlight...More

Thank mdsw2015
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Reviewed 2 days ago

given the location in deep kabukicho, i didn't have high hopes, actually it was really good with autentic samurai stuff, totally worth the visit and i have been in japan 20 years!

Thank Douglas William M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located in the Shinjuku area, Samurai museum is approximately 15 minutes walk from the Shinjuku train station, you can easily find it using google maps. They have free english guided tours available, guides are really good. After visiting this museum you get a good idea...More

Thank Ashish V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I should probably have guessed that this was not a traditional/real museum just by the location alone - in the middle of Shinjuku's entertainment district. You don't build a serious museum in a location surrounded by bars and other dubious establishments. The center is more...More

Thank bulgenes
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easily found using Google Maps. Reasonable admission. Guided tours only. Lots of rich history. We enjoyed our tour. Please consider going.More

Thank JFought920
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Samurai Museum. We are always trying to make our museum better place for everyone who likes to learn Samurai history and experience samurai spirit....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very small museum in the Shinjuku area that features some of the armor worn by samurais. There is also a variety of artifacts that are okay, but not as interesting as the armor you see on the first floor. We were lucky...More

Thank Rebecca A
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

hello, thanks for visited museum. we are sorry that we couldnt answered enough your expectation. we will try to make better museum with efforts. please stop by one time when you come to japan again. thank you very much.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite it's small size i found the staff very informative, friendly and we had a great time there. We caught the last guided tour, which was a lovely pre-dinner visit. Also some beautiful things in the shop. Worth a visitMore

Thank AllanMarie
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our guided tour. We all love to talk to guests from all over the world. We are always trying to make our museum better...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little place to see well preserved armor and weapons. I was lucky and showed up for the English tour which was fantastic as she covered the history of the samurai.More

Thank James M
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Ginjiro N, マネージャー at Samurai Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

hello. thanks for visited our museum.i hope you could learn what is samurai. Samurai is kind of spirits of japan i think, so we are happy that if you understood what is samurai what is japan. we are really happy that if you could enjoy...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite being a relatively small attraction, it is very informative and definitely worth visiting. Tour guide can answer all your questions. They allow you to touch some of the armour too. Fantastic gift shop!

Thank Nicccole1982
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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
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