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Samurai Museum

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Samurai Museum

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2-25-6 Eiwa Dairoku Bldg 1F, Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture
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[Virtual Tour] Tokyo Highlights
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[Virtual Tour] Tokyo Highlights

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***The tour time below is Japan Standard Time.***<br>✅A great birthday/ surprise gift for anyone who likes Japan<br>*If you can't find the convenient time slot, please send me a request. *<br><br>This is an online interactive experience so please take off your mask and turn on your camera and microphone! :)<br><br>After introducing ourselves to each other, we will start exploring Tokyo together.<br><br>I will show you the popular landmarks, food, culture, and some tips to enjoy the city like locals by using pre-recorded videos, photos, and some quizzes along the way.<br><br>Tokyo is a big city. Let's grasp the lay of the land, what Tokyo has to offer, and get ready for your future trip to Tokyo(physical one!).<br><br>Places we cover are; Tsukiji and Toyosu market, Meiji shrine, Senso-ji temple, Harajuku, Shinjuku and Shibuya area.<br><br>*We will start the tour on time so please make sure not to be late. *<br>*If you do not show up on the tour time, we will not reschedule and refund you.
$15.00 per adult
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Peter S wrote a review Nov 2020
Brookfield, Connecticut28 contributions1 helpful vote
To be honest, while the reviews were good, I was still worried the Samurai Museum would be a bit of a tourist trap. Even while we were waiting for our tour to begin it was clear that everyone in our group were foreigners and I didn't see any locals besides those working there. That said, it was extremely informative, well put together, and overall excellent for the money spent. My wife and I were potentially the most educated on samurai history (not saying much, honestly) and had a lot of fun learning more, but the others in the group that seemed completely new to the history were clearly extremely interested as well. What I really left with was the beauty of seeing the armor up close which really adds a lot of detail to old Kurosawa films!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Luis G wrote a review Oct 2020
Tampa, Florida13 contributions4 helpful votes
Swing by and get yourself acquainted with Japan's culture. Although small in size, this museum does pack a lot of incredible pieces and huge amounts of information to accompany them. Also, a nifty, well supplied gift shop. I got myself an original Samurai sword there! Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Patrick K wrote a review Aug 2020
Huntington, West Virginia7 contributions7 helpful votes
If you go to Tokyo, this is a must. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and show. A totally awesome experience!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Eric_Greeney wrote a review Aug 2020
Finland872 contributions220 helpful votes
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This is a rather small museum in Shinjuku housing a collection of samurai weapons and armour, both authentic historic items and replicas. The valuable part, however, is the tour you automatically get if you pay for admission: there are time slots every 15 minutes for separate groups and you may need to wait a little before you get your place in one, but this is the very essence of your visit. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and his performance gave life to the items around us. The tour goes from one small tatami room another, each featuring one aspect of samurai culture. In the last room you have the opportunity to dress in a samurai/daimyo or geisha gear and have your photo taken with no extra charge. The most memorable items were an armor that once belonged to Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa and a blade made for the famous sword master Musashi.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Fadzly T wrote a review Jun 2020
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We went in without knowing what to expect. What a wonderful experience we had! Tour guides converse very well in English, and very informative. If you are intrigued by Samurai history and culture, this is definitely the place to go!
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