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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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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"guided tour"
in 102 reviews
"japanese history"
in 67 reviews
"private collection"
in 23 reviews
"sword demonstration"
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"on display"
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"take photos"
in 46 reviews
"an english speaking guide"
in 13 reviews
"personal tour"
in 12 reviews
"ask questions"
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"gift shop"
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"edo period"
in 10 reviews
"photo opportunities"
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"two floors"
in 14 reviews
"google maps"
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"rainy day"
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"well worth the visit"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great museum, yes it isnt huge but the detail behind the artefacts is more than enough to make it a worthwhile visit. The tour went for well over an hour with our guide giving in depth historical background of all types of...More

2  Thank MartinC27
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was surprised at the cost of admission for our family of 2 adults, 2 children, and a toddler came up to almost ¥6,000 (equivalent of nearly $60). We had a short wait until the next guide began, some were upset that they couldn't walk thru...More

1  Thank Léda A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn’t expect the admission fee to this small museum to be so high at 1800 yen. Since I came all the way to this museum, I decided to pay. Upon payment, all visitors will be given a time slot to follow a English guided...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was interesting and nice to see some antique samurai armour. They also had a performance which was cute. Overall good for those keen on seeing more of the weapons etc. I was not too impressed

Thank fivestarholidays
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here to see some Samurai history. I didn’t have much time and thought I’d be able to walk through real quick to see some great armor. They said it would be a 45 min wait to go in and you can only go...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the free English tour guide you will get some nice insight on Japanese history. It included an funny samurai show!

Thank muyncky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour and the guides commentary. Learnt a lot about the Samurai and their particular role in Japanese development. Tour parties are about limited to 20 people every 15 mins as the actual size of the building isn't very big.

Thank Peterdubai
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and fun tour. Certainly helped layout how the Shogun/Samurai rule affected Japan. We would highly recommend this visit.

Thank Zi Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the bustling area of Shinjuku the Samorai museum offers a glimpse to the samorai and shogunate era of Japan. The visit in the museum includes a guided tour and performances demonstrating the samorai cultures. Very interesting and authentic. I recommend

Thank drmayag
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant little museum. Beautifully displayed with a great, funny and informative guide! Honestly... just go!

Thank Michael C
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Geoff W
March 30, 2018|
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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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von_Sawyer
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Ariel M | Reviewed this property |
Free!
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ajbrown141
March 6, 2018|
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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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