Discover the Samurai Museum in Tokyo


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A visit to the museum is not exactly the most popular tourist activity among Brazilians, but even people who normally “run away” from the museum, will run to see this much loved piece of Japanese culture, the Samurai Museum.

With so many opportunities to dress in samurai armor, fight with swords and take the best pictures, you won't even realize how much you are learning. The tour lasts around an hour.

Japan's most entertaining history lesson, and your opportunity to get to know the brave samurai warriors more. There are several samurai and sword armor. The history of the samurai also helps to tell the story of Japan.

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A highly interactive place that delves into the life and customs of Japan's fearsome feudal warriors. The Museum is located in one of Tokyo's hottest neighborhoods, the famous Kabukichou in Shinjuku.

What will you find in the samurai collection?

The physical collection is the main attraction here. Most people probably won't mind that most of the armor and swords on display are replicas. 

If you are a true lover of the samurai tradition after the visit, also visit the Tokyo National Museum to check out the genuine artifacts. Or maybe you want to visit some castles around Japan that are full of real artifacts.

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The price is very affordable, about 1,900 yen (about US $ 17) per adult. But make no mistake, the museum may be new information for you, but it is a well-known tourist attraction, so expect to see a crowd with many families.

 Experience the Samurai spirit first hand

See a sword show performed by professional actors on stage and on screen! The samurai sword fighting show is held at the museum every day due to its high popularity.

Guided tours, which are included in the admission price, are one of the highlights at the Samurai Museum, the guides are super patient to answer questions from even the most curious children. 

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History enthusiasts may want to spend a few extra yen and book a one-hour lecture on Japanese swords with Paul Martin, former curator of the British Museum, or a calligraphy workshop with Shiho Kurabayashi, the woman behind the Japanese Agency logo. Aerospace Exploration.

Even if you don't feel like buying a full-size katana, the gift shop is fun especially for children. And if you suddenly want a replica of armor, the museum will be happy to send it to you.

Is it worth visiting the Samurai Museum in a short time?

Let's say you are short of time on your trip, is Samurai Museum still worth a stop? 

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Well, the compact size of the museum (the two floors are very intuitive to explore) means that even with a short time you can enjoy it. If you're in a hurry, book your visit to the free sword fighting demos. 

They only last 10 to 15 minutes, but leave an incredible impression. Take a few minutes at the end of the tour for a photo shoot that goes straight to your instagram. (talk about it, follow our instagram @sukidesubr).

The Samurai museum brings these 800 years of history in a fun and easy to digest way, it has so much for you to do, that you will not even realize how much you are learning in the process, and a tour that works well for adults and children.

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For more information visit the official website of the museum: samuraimuseum