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Updated: April 2, 2018

Samurai Museum サムライミュージアム

1F Eiwa 6th Building 2‐25‐6 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

A blast from Japan's feudal past, replete with samurai swords, helmets, and ornate armor

The Samurai Museum is a must-visit destination for those interested in old Japan and the storied history of combat and conflict that characterized the country up through the late 16th century. Not only will you be able to see 70 selections of samurai armor, you can also dress up in replica armor, don a kabuto helmet, and witness combat reenactments by skilled swordsmen. Make a reservation and enjoy some other attractions include calligraphy lessons and Japanese sword course.

Tips

  • Request a free English guide, who will describe the various armor and attractions in lively detail
  • Take photos of you and your friends in the heavy, intimidating samurai armor

Throughout the middle ages, samurai functioned as warriors who loyally supported their regional lord. Well trained in military strategy and combat techniques, they occupied a place of high status within the warrior class. With the consolidation of Japan under the hegemonic control of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the early 1600s, the fighting samurai no longer had a reason to fight, and they began to assume a status of well-educated and wealthy nobility. The Samurai Museum focuses on the earlier period when these noble warriors were actively at war with one another.

How to Get There

  • Seibu-shinjuku Sta. | 4 mins on foot
    Seibu Shinjuku Line
  • Shinjuku Sta. | East Exit | 8 mins on foot
    JR Lines | Marunouchi Line | Toei Shinjuku Line | Oedo Line
  • Higashi-Shinjuku Sta. | Exit A1 | 6 mins on foot
    Fukutoshin Line | Oedo Line

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Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:30–21:00 Mon–Sun
  • Last admission: 20:30

Price

Adults

¥1,800

Children

¥800

Cash | Visa | JCB | MasterCard | AMEX | UnionPay |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | WiFi |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |
  • Japanese | English |

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