Discover the Samurai Museum in Tokyo

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

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

Japan's funniest history lesson, and your chance to get to know more about the brave samurai warriors. There are various samurai armor and swords. The history of the samurai also helps to tell the history of Japan.

Discover the samurai museum in tokyo

A highly interactive place to delve deeper into the lives and customs of Japan's fearsome feudal warriors. The Museum is located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Tokyo, 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 truly passionate about samurai lore after your visit, also visit the Tokyo National Museum to check out the genuine artifacts. Or maybe you want to visit some castles around japan which are full of real artifacts.

Discover the samurai museum in tokyo

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

 Experience the Samurai spirit first hand

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

The guided tours, which are included in the entrance price, are one of the highlights at the Samurai Museum, the guides are super patient to answer questions from even the most curious kids. 

Discover the samurai museum in tokyo

History buffs might want to spend a few extra yen and book a one-hour talk on Japanese swords with Paul Martin, former curator of the British Museum, or a calligraphy workshop with Shiho Kurabayashi, the woman behind the Japan Bureau of Aerospace Exploration.

Even if you don't feel like buying a full-size katana, the gift shop is fun especially for kids. 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 with little time?

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

Discover the samurai museum in tokyo

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

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

The Samurai Museum brings these 800 years of history together in a fun and easy to digest way, there's so much for you to do that you won't even realize how much you're learning in the process, and a tour that works well for adults and children alike.

Discover the samurai museum in tokyo

 If you want to know what are the possibilities of traveling to Japan, visit the Hora da Viagem website and clear all your doubts! If you liked the article, don't forget to share it with your friends and leave your comments. Thank you and see you next time!

For more information, visit the museum's official website: samuraimuseum 

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