Samurai Museum – Tokyo Japan

David at the Samurai Museum, Tokyo Japan

The one thing David really wanted to see in Tokyo was a Samurai show or a Samurai Museum. We tracked it down on Trip Advisor, it is in the same area as the Robot Café. We did want to see the Robot Café it was on our list but changed our mind after reading the Trip Advisor reviews and realizing how much it cost – $64.00 after a 60% discount coupon that you have to wait 24hours to collect. We opted out. We walked over to the Samurai Museum and it was a short 15min wait until the next tour and show, so for $16.94 we bought a ticket on Trip Advisor, it was $19.00 at the site, and waited while shopping the gift shop.

David loved this one the most, he even bought a mini replica of this samurai outfit.

Honestly, this was a wonderful tour, we learned ALOT, and it was interesting all the way thru – even to my ADHD kids, and we even got to watch a samurai & ninja show and then ask questions at the end. I really enjoyed this and I did not think I was going to.

We really enjoyed this combination history lesson, museum quality piece and stories that went with each piece in a tour, then the Show and Dress up time. I recommend this stop if you visit Tokyo.
These two hams loved playing samurai and dress up!

24 responses to “Samurai Museum – Tokyo Japan”

  1. I ended up watching a lot of classic jidaigeki films last year, so I would definitely like to visit a museum like this one day.

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    1. I am telling you, it is really cool. The stuff is real and not replicas. I wanted to touch them, but was being respectful. You would love Tokyo, it was filled with so much – the Pokemon, Gundham, and other anime cafes, the lifestyle, the food. It was great, I cannot wait to go back.

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  2. Wow! I’d appreciate having the horned armor and the attire with the head dress as decor in my home… with that accentuating lighting too, of course! What a cool experience, to vacation there!

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    1. The museum had mini (toy) outfits for sale, I think they had a horned one, but you could just visit the site and check out the gift shop. They had so much to look at there, I could have stayed longer.

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      1. Wow, so I went to the site, clicked for English, of course, and went to the gift shop. Oh holy man, they’re pricey. Smaller Samurai work best for me anyway, due to my not living in a museum-sized home : ) I clicked on one I adore. It’s made to order & states it takes a month or two to produce it’s armor! I’d hate to wait, but I bet it’s quality is optimal! Thank you

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        1. No, that is in Yen, so divide whatever it is by 100. So 3000 yen is really 30$.

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          1. Even better! I have a really good excuse for missing that realization : )

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    2. BTW, While I don’t have a lizard, I do love your site and the pictures with your dog, and how much you love them. I love all animals, thanks for sharing your site.

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      1. Aww thank you for that! Animals sure make the world beautiful. The dog is… well, he’s needy & not too bright, but worth it. Murph is my Zen, my smart & silent friend! They’re opposites.

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        1. I love the “& not too bright” that made me laugh!

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          1. The other day he parked his bottom to the right of me, drooled on my foot, turned his head left, scraping his nose across Murph’s scales (as Murph rested on my leg) & bonked his jaw on the metal chair. Then something caught his attention to the right… 3 seconds later with a left look (at nothing)… drool, scrape, bonk! I had to make him move before he cracked his jaw again!

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            1. Yep, that’s funny. We have one lazy rescue dog a yellow lab, two rescue cats and getting another smaller dog later this year…after we travel to alaska

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  3. Hi Dave and Laura, Interesting and informative post. Thank you for sharing your fun time in Tokyo:)

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  4. […] Samurai Museum – Tokyo Japan – Tokyo is actually the very first world capital I’ve ever visited. I sadly didn’t think to visit the Samurai Museum David & Laura Speer ended up going to, but their account of it certainly made for a great read. Should I ever visit Japan again, I’ll try to check it out. […]

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    1. I would LOVE To visit Japan again, could stay there for 3 months easy.

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  5. The Johnson Museum on Cornell Campus has several samurai swords on display. They appear as lethal as they are. Fascinating patterns on the blade, created during the manufacturer.

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    1. I could look at antique swords all day, so if I’m out that way I will. The museum was incredible, but the stories the tour guide told made it even better. I would highly reccomend the samurai museum.

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  6. I like and I share. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, this place was so fun, we want to go back.

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      1. Never been to Japan. I wish to have the opportunity to visit the country, one day. Your posts, the descriptions and your pictures are wonderful. Thank you.

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        1. Thanks, we love it and would highly recommend it to anyone

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