As others have noted, the museum itself is relatively spartan and is fully focused on swords and not Japanese history. There is not much text by the exhibits to educate you on the subject, but if you want to learn more there are very good pamphlets and books in the attached shop. If you are a current or aspiring sword collector, then visiting the museum while in Tokyo is a no-brainer. You will see masterpiece swords worth millions of dollars from all the various schools of Japanese swordsmithing. If you are not familiar with or interested in Japanese swords and are looking for a very accessible, tourist-friendly experience, then you may want to skip this one.
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