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  4. Shinjuku

Tokyo: Shinjuku Samurai Museum Ticket

Product ID: 300662
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Feel the real samurai spirit and immerse yourself in ancient history at the Samurai Museum. Enjoy a tour with the official museum guide in a small group. Discover the history and story behind the incredible collection of swords and armor.
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  • Take a tour of the museum with the official English-speaking guide
  • See authentic artefacts used by real Samurai warriors
  • Discover the ancient history of the samurai
  • Watch an exciting sword fight performed by professional actors
  • Dress up in samurai gear or a beautiful kimono and take photos
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Immerse yourself in the ancient history of the Samurai at the Samurai Museum in Shinjuku, near Kabukicho. Enjoy a small-group tour of the museum with the official English-speaking guide who will tell you the story and history behind an array of fascinating artifacts including a real collection of Samurai swords and armor.

Start the tour by admiring 9 pieces of authentic Samurai armor that are between 200-400 years old. See various kinds of artifacts actual Samurai used, ranging from weaponry to matchlocks. Then, your expert guide will take you through each floor and room of the museum, providing explanations that give you a deeper understanding of Samurai history. The tour runs every 15-20 minutes and lasts about 1 hour.

At the end of the tour, enjoy the opportunity to dress up like a Samurai General or a Princess in a kimono, and take photos with the colorful and decorative costumes. Finally, watch an exciting sword fighting show performed by professional actors, which takes place at several points in the afternoon daily. Even if you visit the museum early in the morning or in the evening, re-entry is allowed once to watch this incredible show.

On Saturdays, upgrade your tour to include the opportunity to watch a music performance at 8 PM. The show features a shakuhachi (bamboo flute) duet and a koto (Japanese harp) performance played by Japanese musicians. You can experience the museum first and return for the show later.
  • 1-hour guided tour of the museum in English
  • 15-20-minute sword fighting show
  • Samurai or princess costume to take photos in
  • Music performance (Saturdays only; if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs at the shop
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Samurai Museum. Please go to the reception and show your booking detail to get an actual ticket.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour starts every 15-20 minutes and places are given on a first-come-first-serve basis
• There may be waiting time during peak times or seasons
• The sword fighting show is held at 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM, and 5 PM; you can come back and watch the show if your visit to the museum is in the morning

From US$ 17.22 per person

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