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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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Small but soooo nice!

We had a great time in this small museum! Just the dressing up as a samurai was worth the visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
natalie077982
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antwerp
Interesting, fun

This museum is tiny but efficiently organized. Our guide was very witty and told plenty fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dan_pub1
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Dania Beach, Florida
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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%
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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 yesterday

We had a great time in this small museum! Just the dressing up as a samurai was worth the visit! Also the show was nice and showed a few techniques.

Thank natalie077982
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is tiny but efficiently organized. Our guide was very witty and told plenty fun anecdotes about the samurais. The sword-fight demo and show is interesting too. You get a chance to wear a samurai's head armor and to dress up for photos. Kids...More

Thank dan_pub1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum ! Small museum but they offer a 50 min guided tour and a samourai show. The tour guide was extremely nice and amusing ! I definitely recommend !

Thank Viviane N
Reviewed 2 days ago

I always wanted to see those Samurai armours, etc. So i forced my family to go there. There is tour i think every 20min with very nice guide. In the end you can make a photo with original Samurai suits. Our kids in the end...More

1  Thank 1982mikel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful little Museum but they provide free tours and opportunities to dress up which makes it worth it. Good way to learn about Japanese history and have some fun!! Little expensive given it's size (about 5 rooms in total) but it's in a prime area...More

1  Thank Shreena999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absoloutely incredible!! Wlnderful tour guide within the museum. Actual samurai gear preserved for over 800 years!! Cool demonstration from a trained samurai. Take photos in dress up kimonos and trafitional mens wear. A fantastic insight in to the samurai period

Thank nicolecampbell92
Reviewed 3 days ago

the presentation was amazing, the host/emcee is well trained and speaks English well. i a better understanding now of the periods and history of samurai - the Japanese warriors. please do visit to witness history through the costumes and swords. A must see...

Thank ofrani
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved it! Staff and manager were so nice and professional and i enjoyed how informative they were about the samurai history as well as the dress up and photo (free photo yay) Would definitely recommend this to my friends who want to experience some...More

Thank amz_wandering
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many reviews here raved about this museum, but I didnt enjoy it as much as other museums here in Tokyo. I enjoy learning about history but maybe this was too specific and lacked context as to the many various kinds of samarai uniforms. The tour...More

1  Thank Paul2key
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You must go for the guided tour to make your money's worth. For a small museum, it is quite expensive but considering it is in Shinjuku Kabukicho, I am guessing their rental should be quite high. The museum made it fun by letting visitors wear...More

Thank livingeverymoment
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Shinjuku
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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Hashim B
July 26, 2017|
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Response from MycroftHolmey | Reviewed this property |
I believe so... there's one set that's a replica that some guides will let you try on. Just ask your guide if you can (it's a specific one near the end of the tour). There is definitely something at the very end where you... More
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mwk-l
June 7, 2017|
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Response from FoodCritic89 | Reviewed this property |
We walked in and had no problem.
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vanessakoh
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
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