Samurai Sword Experience for Adults in Tokyo

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Put on a traditional samurai outfit and wield a katana just like a real samurai! This is the only samurai sword experience in Tokyo where you get hands-on experience, unlike costume play.

The SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience is a unique, experience-based museum that lets you get up close and personal with history.

Participants aged 13 and above can join this experience.
If you are bringing children, please make a reservation the Samurai Sword Experience for kids and families.

Samurai Sword Experience for Adults in Tokyo

Lasts approximately 75 minutes

All of these activities are included in this package without additional fees.

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Wear traditional clothes of the Samurai

For the Samurai Experience, you will wear the traditional clothing of the samurai. Whilst wearing Hakama, the Samurai Pants, and a traditional Kimono style top. Once you are clad in the clothes of the samurai, then the lesson can begin.

Don’t forget to take pictures of your experience!

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Learn traditional movements with the sword

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The class starts with a simple grip and posture check as a basic step and to ensure your safety. After this, you will be going through a series of poses and gestures that are used for certain techniques. Some portions of the lesson will be repetitive for you to build up your strength until you are ready for a more advanced session.

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The Samurai master will teach you how to properly wear and draw the sword, how to cut, and then a traditional Kata. A Kata is a demonstration of multiple movements with the sword done in succession...

Join us in this unforgettable experience, where the legacy of the samurai comes to life, and the timeless art of the sword awaits your embrace. Unlock the secrets of the samurai tradition and let the spirit of Bushido guide you towards mastery.


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Samurai armor trial

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You will also get to dress up like a samurai. Try on full samurai armor for your souvenir pictures. Our armors come in unisex styles and a variety of sizes for everyone, including children! You will even get a selection of varied replica swords to choose from.
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Ninja star throw competition

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Learn how to throw ninja stars. Once you have had some practice then it's time for the famous Ninja competition. Test your targeting skills with our fun activities like throwing a shuriken! You can have a friendly competition with your friends during the training.

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Guided tour of the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience

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Enjoy an interactive tour where you will get to learn trivia and fascinating facts about Japanese history and culture. You will go through the samurai and ninja exhibits while our knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the displays, from the technical aspects to the wonderful stories that these items carried in their past lives. Ask all the questions you have about the displays and learn about the histories of the samurais and ninjas and when they started. The tours are available in English.

Enter the coupon code to get an additional discount! Book your Samurai Experience in Tokyo- on this page!

Cancellation is easy, hassle-free, and flexible!

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A Brief History of the Samurai

The samurai are known as the best warriors in the world in their time, and stories about them still circulate to this day, staying as one of the most popular aspects of Japanese history and culture. These warriors were known for their bravery, military tactical prowess, and the "Bushido" or code of honor.


The samurai class rose to power around the 11th century, leading to the feudal age of Japan. They held control over the country and the Imperial court as one of the most powerful and intimidating classes until the abolishment of the feudal system in 1868. Since then, the samurai culture has greatly influenced modern Japanese society, with ideals of honor, respect, and loyalty deeply ingrained into ordinary everyday lives.

The samurai were known to wield a variety of weapons from bows and arrows to swords. One of the most well-known weapons of the samurai is the katana. The katana is an unrivaled quality sword and considered the most deadly and efficient weapon during battle. And although the weapons evolved throughout the time periods, the samurai kept the katana close, believing that it held the soul of the bearer. They also carried a short sword or knife known as a tachi. Wearing a katana and a tachi combination was called daisho, which became the hallmark of the Samurai.  The two swords represented the path of the samurai: The katana was the symbol for fighting a righteous battle, and the tachi was a reminder of personal honor.

As the samurai class dissolved into modern society, their previous skills and education were passed through generations. This lead to the creation of some of the most successful Japanese companies and industries. Tactical skills were applied to managerial positions, and practical skills directly influenced the high-quality manufactured goods in the country. One of the most notable products is the unrivaled Japanese knife, which applied the same techniques and methods as when the katanas were made.

Skip the lines and book Samurai and Ninja Ticket with us online!

Simply fill up the form at the top of this page to schedule a tour and wait for a confirmation email from us. We hope to see you soon!

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When is the Samurai & Ninja Museum open?

Our museum is open with tours available everyday from 10:30 am to 6 pm.

What is the best way to experience the Samurai & Ninja Museum?

We have a variety of tickets with experiences for you to choose from! Our basic ticket includes an overview tour of the exhibits along with some basic experiences. If you're more interested in samurai and swords, we would recommend this package since it also includes all the basics!

Do I need to book in advance?

We accept walk-in guests but we highly recommend booking in advance before your trip especially during peak seasons to avoid the crowd. Keep this in mind when you're traveling in early April and mid-November!

What do I need to bring for my samurai and ninja experience?

If you have a reservation for us, make sure you bring an ID or confirmation so we can book you in! Other than that, you don’t need to bring anything besides yourself and your group. Your costumes and props will be provided by us.

Can I wear anything besides the hakama/samurai outfit?

Yes! You can opt to wear a ninja uniform instead without any additional fees. If you came from Maikoya Tokyo in your kimono, you can inform us if you wish to keep wearing it during your time with us.

Do you have a souvenir shop?

Yes! You can buy memorabilia and other items from our shop to remind you of your trip to Japan and your time with us.


SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO with Experience is one of the leading samurai museums in Japan, with a wide range of displays from all throughout Japan’s rich history. We are the only experience-based samurai museum that specializes in providing in-depth and immersive activities that provide our visitors with new perspectives on Japanese history. We have displays ranging from armors and weapons of the great samurai warriors and the mystical ninjas to everyday tools and artifacts from medieval and ancient Japan. Our souvenir gift shop features replica swords, tabi socks, and tabi shoes. We provide guided tours every day, lead by friendly staff who are fluent in English and Japanese. Join us as you explore the glorious history of the legendary samurais and the mysterious ninjas!

Contact Us

Address: 1-8-13, Taito ku, Tokyo 111-0035