|Monday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
This was an informative and exceptional museum where the staff greatly contributed to the experience. Though the museum isn't too big, the displays really speak about the history that existed in Japan for many generations which unfortunately no longer exists. The most memorable part of the museum was definitely the demonstration. It was fantastic that they allowed volunteers to experience what it would be like to be a samurai warrior. Great show! It truly made our trip to Japan something extra special.
A nice little museum where you can see historic samurai weapons and armor, and learn some history. They have tours in English. There is a demonstration that takes about 20 minutes that is part of the tour. You can also try on some Japanese armor and clothing. Overall, it was worth the money and a good amount of fun. Also, wear good socks because the upstairs area requires that you take your shoes off.
This place is awesome. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable; cost is 1800 yen per person which is a little pricey, but the quality of the experience makes it worth the cost. Be sure to check out the 15 minute samurai presentation where you both watch swordplay and get a chance to dress up in samurai attire if you'd like.
One of the good museums which forces you to take a guided tour. Though the Cost of 1800 yen for a 45-60 minute your is a little steep, the guide was pretty good and made it worth it. The museum is just 2 storied and the guide walks you through each artifact. At the end of the tour, you can wear the samurai costume and kimono. The receptionist and guide were very patient and helpful. Will strongly recommend this place.
Really fun and informative!! I highly recommend going on the tour (in English) as they explain all the artifacts and history of the samurai. The tour takes around an hour and there is a 15 minute samurai sword presentation as well that's really interesting to see.
An excellent museum detailing the history of the Samurai, without bombarding you with hundreds of years of history - instead picking out important moments. The staff are very helpful, friendly and entertaining - we arrived partway through a guided tour in English and we're allowed to tag onto the group, until the tour ended. We then we're allowed to restart the part we had missed on the next tour! We were treated to a display from a professional Samurai actor who showed us some moves, before putting some of the tour group through their paces! The articles in the museum include famous sets of armour, some authentic, weapons and paintings depicting the era of the Samurai, and some of the displays are interactive, with the staff actively encouraging you to get involved and wear helmets, hold swords, etc. All in all, an excellent couple of hours for a good entrance fee (¥1,800).
A wonderful experience and a fantastic deal. The guided tour gives you a greater appreciation and understanding of Japan's history while still being a lot of fun. I especially appreciated being able to hold some of these items in my hands, pieces of history that are several hundred years old. This Museum does a fantastic job of bringing history to life.
Well, the guided tour in English takes about an hour but is surely worth it. They try really hard to entertain the guests. The ¥1800 fee is kind of outrageous for their collection but as they say, they have to upkeep these splendid authentic armors(some are replicas but some are real) in the middle of Shinjuku. Overall, I think it’s worth a visit if you’re a visitor from abroad. I would give them five stars if the tour was ¥1000 but I suppose their ends don’t meet at that price. Good enough, I recommend the place. I think the Japanese have a word for places like this: ‘敢闘賞’. Oh, I think they could improve their souvenir shop though. They have some 30K+ armored figurines and cheap looking straps, they need something in between like 3000-5000 yen stuffs that could appeal to foreigners.
very interesting tourist spot.... English guides explain the samurai history, culture. museum contains both real and replica pieces of samurai swords ( Katana) and samurai dress. there's an existing samurai sword show organized as well. you can take pictures of self in samurai dress as well... lots of options available to buy from the souvenir shop
GREAT MUSEUM & STAFF!!! $18usd for a 1.5 hour English tour - interesting history. They let you take as many photos (not video) as you want and even put on some of the gear at some point. Small show at the end. One of the best run museums I’ve been to. Gift shop also good. Tight spaces & take your shoes off upstairs.
It is busy and a small museum. They try to get as many people through but that can make it hectic. They spoke English ok and could answer some basic questions. Depends on who you get. The samurai demonstration was cool. I was not comfortable having some novice wave a sword around though even if it is not sharp. The armor, bamboo bow, quivers were awesome. Also had some matchlock guns.
This is a great experience to learn about the great Samurai. The staff are friendly and our tour guide was great and detailing everything. The tour was also free! There is a samurai demonstration at different times during the day and that is a must see! You can also try on some traditional outfits for a free photo. Would definitely recommend a visit.
A very informative and educational museum. It shows the history of the famous samurai warriors and also displays their armour. They have a gift shop as well in which they sell interesting merchandise. Overall this place is good, however, you have to pay 1800¥ to enter the museum, which is slightly costly.
The compulsory tour was fantastic. Really great introduction to the history of the samurai. Tour takes a bit more than one hour and then they had a samurai swordsman demonstration and you could try on samurai armour. Well worth the admission fee.
This is the best place to learn about the Samurai. The tour guide we had was very entertaining, you could tell he had a passion for the information he was sharing with us. The tour lasted about an hour. In the end you can try on samurai armor and kimonos. The do not allow photography while on the tour. The tour did cost a low sum of money. They have a gift shop on the main floor. They offer samurai swords, and other touristy items that are mostly based on the samurai. I definitely recommend going!
Really neat museum. Great experience. It costs 1900¥ per adult, and a guided tour is included. I'd recommend taking the guided tour as you probably won't understand much going at it alone. The tour guide spoke a decent amount of english, although sometimes it got a little complex to understand what he was saying. Nevertheless, great place to see if you're in Tokyo!
It gave a great overview of Japanese history and it was easy to understand the timeline afterwards. 1800 yen is not too much, because you'll get a guided tour, see a private collection, get to try on some traditional outfits. Also you can use the ticket to come back and see the sword battle performance (duration: about 15 minutes; starts at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm or 5 pm). And also: - No videos, but photos are allowed. - Can pay with card. - There's also a gift shop. - No shoes.😁
Great little museum with tours that make it well worth the admission. I will say I did have a little trouble finding it but was not disappointed when I eventually did. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can try on some replica armour which is always fun.