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How to enjoy Samurai Museum

The Samurai Museum is a museum located in a corner of Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, where you can learn about Japanese samurai culture and history.Shinjuku’s famous tourist attractions include Shinjuku Gyoen, Shin-Okubo Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Lumine the Good, but the Samurai Museum is also a recommended sightseeing spot.

The Samurai Museum is a place where samurai warriors, such as Kamakura, Edo Period, Edo Period and the end of Edo Period, can see the background of the samurai warriors boldly, and in the museum, they display exhibits about samurai, helmets, armor and samurai, and they are attracting the visitors.Many of the storage products collected from Japan and abroad are particularly attractive to foreigners, especially foreigners.

Basic information of the Samurai Museum

This is the basic information of the Samurai Museum.Please check the information beforehand and visit it.

The Samurai Museum is

The Samurai Museum is a museum that can be touched by Japanese Bushido, which opened in September 2015.It is a place where you can see a famous helmet or armor, and it is a place where you can take pictures and take a picture of them as a real samurai.There are several classes where you can see Japanese culture, such as the Japanese musical instrument live.

As the number of visitors to Japan increases, the Samurai Museum is famous as a very popular tourist destination, especially among Americans and Europeans.There is a tourist spot in the middle of the city, but most of the visitors are foreigners, so it may be a bit of a hidden place for Japanese people.

The Samurai museum is a 2 story building, but it is not a big building.Many of the exhibition items in the museum are wonderful, so the satisfaction after the tour is quite high.It is also a space where you can enjoy the sense of time slipping in the Kamakura period, the Warring States period, the Edo period, and the end of Edo period.

Address : Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 2-25-6
Closed : None

Access to the Samurai Museum


  • 4 minute walk from the south exit of Seibu Shinjuku Station on the JR Chuo Line
  • 8 minute walk from the east exit of JR Yamanote Line [Shinjuku Station]
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line and Toei Subway Oedo Line : 6 minute walk
  • on foot

    on foot,

    Exit from Higashi-shinjuku Station.

  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi / Fukutoshin Line / Toei Subway Shinjuku Line “Shinjuku-Sanchō-eki Station”
  • 10 minute

Narita Airport

  • 1 hours 33 minutes from JR Narita Express to Tokyo Station, 15 minutes by JR Chuo Line to Shinjuku Station, 8 minutes
  • from the East Exit.

Haneda Airport

  • 22 minutes from Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal (Keikyu Airport Line) to Shinagawa Station, 21 minutes from JR Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station, 8 minutes by walk from the east exit.
  • 19 minutes from Haneda Airport International Terminal (Keikyu Airport Line) to Shinagawa Station, 21 minutes from JR Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station, 8 minutes by walk from the east exit.


There is no parking lot, so please use the parking lot in the neighborhood.

Eco-Park Kabuki-cho twenty first

  • to the Samurai museum : 3 minute
  • Operating hours : 24 hours
  • Normal rate : 10 minute 200 yen
  • Maximum price : 6 hours 1,800 yen, 12 hour 2,800 yen
TOHO Shinjuku Closest Parking Lot

  • to the Samurai museum : 1 minute
  • Operating hours : 24 hours
  • Normal rate : 15 minute 300 yen
  • Maximum price : 12 hours 2,800 yen

Operating Hours, Rates and Tickets for Samurai Museum

Operating Hours

  • Monday – Thursday : 10 30 – 21 (last entry 20 30)
  • Fri to Sunday : 10 30 to 20 (last entry 19 30)
  • The souvenir shop is
  • until 21 o’clock.

  • Visit time : 30 minutes to 1 hours

Purchase and ticket purchase method

Please purchase tickets from the reception and enter.

  • Adult : 1,900 yen
  • <12 years <800 yen
  • 3 years of age : free

The attraction of the Samurai Museum and the

You can continue to enjoy the attraction of the Samurai Museum.There is an attractive spot in the building, inviting visitors to the world of excitement.

An attractive tool

where you can hear 70 armor and the breath of the time.

In the museum, there are 70 pieces of real armor and armor, which are collected from Japan and abroad, and are exhibited as well.

First of all, in the first floor of the coffin, the armor of the warrior was enshrined in 6 bodies, welcoming visitors.On the second floor, there are 6 rooms, the Kamakura period, the Japanese sword, the changing helmet, the main armor, the foot and light clothes bundle, the matchlock gun, and the corner of the period by age.

What is popular is the corner where the armor of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA, Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI and Nobunaga ODA is decorated in the Warring States period, which everyone knows about the Japanese people in the Warring States period of the period of warring states, the third warlord of the Sengoku period.It is a replica of a replica, but it has a full picture of the shadow of those days.

Free guide

that explains weapons and so on.

At the Samurai Museum, free guided tours at the group are held every 15 to 20 minutes.Since many foreigners come there, they are also available for tours in English.There are many staff members who are fluent in English, so you can see them with ease.

Of course, it is possible to see the exhibits freely, but even those who like history may have new information by using the guide tour.

The explanations of the exhibits of the Samurai Museum also correspond to English, Chinese and Korean.

Photo studio studio where you can enjoy a photo of a samurai’s armor in a state of wearing the armor’s armor 3

At the back of the Samurai Museum, there is a Kaori studio where you can take pictures of armor, jacket and kimono in the back of the 2 f.

After visiting the exhibits in the building, you can actually wear armor and so on, so it is a very recommended spot.Please take a picture with your favorite pose, such as holding a sword or wearing a twinkle kimono.They also have costumes for children’s clothes, so they are popular among the family members.Let’s leave it as a memory of your trip.

  • Charge : Free
  • Experience time : 10 30 to 20 30

The “Japanese musical instrument live” You can enjoy the Japanese music. 3
There are 3 classes in the Samurai museum : “Japanese musical instrument live”, “Samurai calligraphy class” and “Japanese sword class” at the Samurai Museum.It is required to pay for each of them.In particular, “Japanese musical instrument live” is popular.

Japanese musical instrument live

At the Samurai Museum 2 f, a professional traditional musical instrument has been held since February 2019.

Japanese music is played with a traditional musical instrument, bamboo flute and koto, and pop music is played as well.You can listen to it with your eyes, and you can experience the Samurai Museum by listening to it with your ears.You can also get a professional musical instrument by professionals, so please try to enjoy the traditional Japanese musical instrument with this opportunity.

  • Admission : 3,000 yen (not including admission fee)
  • Cancellation fee : 50% for the previous day and 100%
  • for the same-day fee

  • Date : Weekly, Saturday and Sunday
  • hold time : 20 15 ~ about 1 hours
  • Booking Method : Mail Phone, Reservation Form (https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/reservation2/)

Samurai Calligraphy Class

A calligraphy class has been held by Kurabayashi Shiho, who has designed a logo design for the movie “3 d Sadako”.Shodo is famous as one of Japan’s popular Japanese culture.

  • Fee : 5,000 yen (incl. admission fee)
  • Cancellation fee : 50% for the previous day and 100%
  • for the same-day fee

  • Date : Tuesday Thursday (Reservation required for more than 2 people)
  • First 10 limited
  • hosted time : 19 – 1 hours / li & gt ;
  • The tool is prepared in the building
  • Booking Method : Mail Phone, Reservation Form (https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/reservation2/)

Japanese Sword Class

Japanese sword expert Paul Martin is holding a Japanese sword course.You can enjoy the charm of Japanese swords by the British.

  • Fee : 5,000 yen (incl. admission fee)
  • Cancellation fee : 50% for the previous day and 100%
  • for the same-day fee

  • Date : Biweekly Friday (reservation required by more than 2 people)
  • Time : 19 to 20 30
  • First 15 limited
  • Booking Method : Mail Phone, Reservation Form (https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/reservation2/)

Demonstration of the Fight and the demonstration

At the 2 f of the Samurai Museum, there is a demonstration of the killing and the demonstration by the actors and the performer.It was previously only on weekdays, but it was very popular, and it was held every day.It’s a show by the professional, so it’s quite impressive and it’s worth seeing.There is also an interpreter service for foreigners.

After the show, there is a question corner and you can learn how to use a wooden sword to teach you how to do it.

  • Charge : Free
  • Date : Daily
  • Time : 14 15 16, and 17 4 times
  • 10 – 15 minute performance
  • Not reserved, but limited to 20 first timers

Best selling corner

The sales corner of the Samurai Museum is located on the right side of the reception desk on the first floor.After fully enjoying the inside of the building, many replicas such as swords, which were held by the helmet and famous samurai, are sold, and many foreigners who bought them are popular souvenirs.There are also a lot of Samurai’s mini figurines and Samurai museum logos.It is a good service because it can be shipped overseas.

You can stop by the goods sales corner without visiting the building.


I introduced you how to enjoy the Samurai Museum.The Samurai Museum not only looks at the exhibits by the time, but you can also see the powerful killing and the gathering by looking at it.It is a place where you can listen to Japanese traditional musical instruments, wear a helmet, and take photos.

When I visit the Samurai Museum, I can see the Japanese history and age regardless of the country or age.I think there are some foreigners who enjoy different views from the Japanese people, so I think it is a place where I can do cross-cultural exchanges easily.Also, in Shinjuku, the Basuta-shinjuku of the highway bus terminal was established, and it became a place where access was easy.Please visit me.