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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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The guided tour is well worth it

We arrived at the Samurai Museum just as the English guided tour was about to begin. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hameed S
Los Angeles, California
Waste of money

Boring. If you want to look at one sword, then another, then another ... visit this terrible... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

We arrived at the Samurai Museum just as the English guided tour was about to begin. Our tour guide was Haruna... she took her time to explain everything in detail, was extremely knowledgable, and was never in a rush to move us through the museum...More

Thank Hameed S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Boring. If you want to look at one sword, then another, then another ... visit this terrible place. Do you like to be bullied into wearing stupid costumes and have strangers take pictures of you to be sent god knows where!!?? Then go here. It's...More

Thank purpleboss
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit in tokyo in my opinion! Great tour in english, and u get to learn a lot about japanese history and even try on samurai outfits and take part in a demonstration with a trained samurai! Simply awesome! And make sure u take...More

Thank YongBin
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Samurai Museum is a delightful gem that is both very fun and very educational - we are so glad we went! Normally I like to explore museums on my own but the guided tour definitely enhanced my experience. I really liked how it was...More

1  Thank Ginger_ninja_NZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great little museum tucked away in a rather boisterous part of the city. The displays of samurai weapons and armor are interesting in and of themselves, but they really come to life if you take the free tour - conducted in English....More

Thank friskycelery
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great way of understanding the culture and even art behind the Samurai. A great experience & something everyone could do.

Thank robinsonashleigh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends and I visited the Samurai museum and weren't sure what to expect. We decided to go when there was a samurai demonstration which included a question and answer session and the ability for guests to experience what some of the moves are like...More

Thank Poca6912
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small museum, but we had a great guide who took us through each exhibit, explaining the history of samurai warriors in the context of Japan's overall history. Very fun and informative, with a few opportunities to pose with replica costumes. Went with 6...More

Thank loxfordian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful small museum with a great staff. Arrived just in time for the 4:00 pm Samurai & Ninja show followed by an English speaking tour of the various rooms. Great for adults & kids to have a better understanding of the uniforms...More

1  Thank Hojo8484
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Japanese warring states history, so a visit to this museum was a must once I found out that there was such a museum in Shinjuku area. To my surprise, the museum size was quite small, but nevertheless interesting for me since I like...More

1  Thank Perseus2324
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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For the museum guide, do we need to book ahead of time? If not, how do we know the schedule of English guided tour? Thanks !
June 7, 2017|
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Response from FoodCritic89 | Reviewed this property |
We walked in and had no problem.
Hi Martin, Do we have to make a reservation to take a photo wearing the headress and robes, including pantaloons, like the man in the (moving banner) website.
March 16, 2017|
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Response from laniloopsy | Reviewed this property |
hi martin, hope you don't mind me answering :) hi vanessa, you don't need to make a reservation to wear the samurai warrior armor and the japanese robe for photo opt. everybody in the tour is allowed to wear it. the samurai... More
Any chance to wear the birei kimono?
February 9, 2017|
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Response from jaykell2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have some wardrobe options you can pay and get you picture taken in, but the real stuff are only on display and they are amazing!!