Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum


About Us

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Our museum is full of ancient artifacts, several authentic samurai swords and armors from the Edo Period and replica armors from the feudal Japan. There are also ninja exhibitions that provide you a glimpse into how these farmers turned into guerrilla fighters. The best part is the free English tours provided every hour. Don’t forget to check out the samurai and ninja gift shop inside the museum, one of the very few English-speaking places in Japan that sells real samurai swords, antique samurai armors in addition to samurai and ninja memorabilia.

Quick facts about Samurai & Ninja Museum with Experience

1- Our museum is one of the first experience-based museums in Japan.
2- Our Museum has received thousands of positive reviews on various channels
3- Our museum Consists of 3 floors :
1st Floor: Entrance, Ninja Challenge, Gift Shop
2nd Floor: Samurai Armors, Samurai Swords and Ninja Artifacts
3rd Floor: Samurai Experience and Ninja Experience
4- Our museum has dozens of Edo-period swords and about a dozen Edo-period full samurai armors. Most people visit our venue because of the engaging interactive experiences suitable for all ages.
5- If you are only interested in the guided tour, you can skip experiences and if you are only interested in experiences you can skip the guided tour.


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Samurai and Kyoto have always been associated throughout history. From Nijo Castle to Ikedaya Inn, every street corner in Kyoto has a story tell about the samurai and ninja. Beginning during the early Heian period to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate the samurai and ninja always roamed the streets of Kyoto. Now they are back! The samurai and ninja museum brings back the history and helps you to have a glimpse of these heroes’ glorious lives. You can now enjoy the best samurai history tour in Kyoto held in English inside our museum. What is more, visitors can have a hands on experience including wearing a real samurai armor, taking a katana lesson, doing a shuriken (ninja star) throw and using a ninja blowgun all in one place, all included in the entry ticket.