Samurai Sword Experience in Tokyo (Family & Kid Friendly) Basic ticket included
Dress in authentic samurai attire and skillfully handle a katana, emulating the true essence of a samurai! This exclusive samurai sword encounter in Tokyo offers a genuine hands-on experience, distinct from mere costume play.
Note: If this experience is sold out, try the samurai sword-cutting expertise with a real sword (adults only) or the ninja costume with star-throwing expertise.
The Tokyo Samurai Museum with Experience is a unique, experience-based museum that lets you get up close and personal with history. exceptionalcial Samurai Sword Experience for Kids and Families lets you and your family become modern-day samurais-in-training for a day!
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Samurai Sword Experience in Kyoto (Family & Kid Friendly)
Lasts approximately 90 minutes
All of these activities are included in this package without additional fees.
Wear the traditional clothes of the Samurai.
To partake in the Samurai Experience, you’ll be dressed in the traditional garb of a samurai, including Hakama, the Samurai Pants, and a conventional Kimono-style top. Once adorned in the samurai attire, the lesson will commence.
Don’t forget to take pictures of your experience!
Learn traditional movements with the sword.
The session commences with a preliminary check of your grip and posture to establish a fundamental understanding and ensure your safety. Following this, you’ll engage in a sequence of poses and gestures integral to specific techniques. Certain lesson segments will involve repetition, designed to gradually enhance your strength until you are prepared for more advanced sessions.
The Samurai master will guide you in the correct techniques for donning and drawing the sword, instruct on cutting methods, and lead you through a traditional Kata. A Kata involves a series of consecutive movements with the sword. While the entire experience spans approximately thirty minutes, the distinction of being a Samurai will endure for a lifetime.
Samurai armour trial
You will also get to dress up like a samurai family. Try on full samurai armour for your souvenir pictures. Armour comes in unisex styles and various sizes for everyone, including children! You will even get a selection of varied replica swords to choose from.
Guided tour of the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience
Embark on an engaging tour with intriguing tidbits and facts about Japanese history and culture. Explore the samurai and ninja exhibits as our well-informed guide shares detailed insights into the displays, covering everything from technical details to the captivating stories these items hold from their past. Feel free to ask questions about the exhibits and delve into the histories of samurais and ninjas, including their origins.
The tours are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Ninja Star Throw competition.
Learn how to throw ninja stars. Once you practised, then it’s time for the famous Ninja competition. Test your targeting skills with our fun activities like throwing a shuriken! During the training, you can have a friendly competition with your friends and family.
Adult: ¥6,000 / person
Child (ages 3 ~ 12): ¥5,700 / person
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Are you more interested in using an authentic samurai sword?
Try out our tameshigiri or sword-cutting workshop! Click here to book Samurai Sword Cutting Experience – Tameshigiri!
The SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience is located in central Tokyo, right by the famous and historical Asakusa District, Tokyo SkyTree and the Sensouji Temple. The activities are held at the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience under the supervision of our watchful staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. The SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience is the perfect place for a trip with your family and friends!
About the Samurai & Ninja tour
Explore our collection of ancient artefacts, historical samurai swords, and ninja weapons from feudal Japan. You will even get up-close looks at the uncanny replicas inspired by the Sengoku Period up to the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Japan’s largest experiential museum, the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience, provides a distinctive opportunity to explore medieval exhibits in style. Visitors can tour the displays adorned in a kimono, yukata, or samurai armour, creating a fitting ambience for the analyzed historical period. In addition to this immersive experience, the museum offers authentic Japanese tea ceremonies and Zen meditation workshops for individuals and groups. The Tokyo Samurai Museum with Experience tour is accessible year-round and is conducted in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
The actual ninjas of old Japan may have disappeared in today’s society, but the stories and legends of their deeds live on. Experience what it was like for these covert agents through the tours guided by our knowledgeable staff at the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience!
Every room and exhibit within the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience is meticulously crafted in the aesthetic of the Sengoku Period, also recognized as the Warring States Period in Japan. This historical epoch marked a period when samurais wielded significant influence over the country’s politics, eventually leading to the reunification of Japan. Embarking on this adventure with us will transport you and your friends and family into a contemporary interpretation of these legendary ancient warriors.
The SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience also hosts activities outside the museum upon request. All you need to do is contact us so we can arrange for our affiliated dojos! Don’t forget to check out the museum gift shop for a souvenir. There are also antique samurai swords and armour for sale if you’re an avid collector, along with ninja tabi-socks.
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 “Bus,hido” or code of honour.
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 influential 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 honour, respect, and loyalty deeply ingrained into everyday life.
The samurai were known to wield various weapons, from bows and arrows to swords. One of the most well-known weapons of the samurai is the Katana. The Katana is an unrivalled quality sword and is considered the most deadly and efficient weapon basalt. Although the weapons evolved throughout, the samurai kept the Katana close, believing it held the bearer’s soul. 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 samurai’s path: The Katana symbolized fighting a righteous battle, and the tachi was a reminder of personal honour.
As the samurai class dissolved into modern society, their previous skills and education were passed through generations. This led to the creating 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 unrivalled Japanese knife, which applied the same techniques and methods as when the katanas were made.
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When is the SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience open?
Our museum is open, with tours available every day from 10:30 am to 8 pm.
Is there a minimum age for kids?
We do not have an age limit for our costumes. However, this package is recommended for school-age children to enjoy the activity thoroughly.
Are the exhibits actual artefacts?
Each item in the museum has been authenticated and is maintained well for your viewing pleasure. The items used for the experiences, however, are models and duplicates to ensure the safety of our guests and the artefacts in our collection.
Can I buy a real sword like a katana?
Yes! We sell authenticated swords at our museum. You can talk to us during your visit or contact us online using the emails listed at the end of this page.
What is the best way to experience the Tokyo Samurai Museum with Experience?
We have a variety of tickets with experiences for you to choose from! Our basic ticket includes an overview tour of the exhibits and some essential understandings. If you’re more interested in Samurai and swords, we recommend this package since it includes all the basics!
Do I need to book in advance?
We accept walk-in guests but highly recommend booking before your trip, especially during peak seasons,, to avoid the crowds. Keep this in mind when you’re travelling 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, bring an ID or confirmation so we can book you in! Other than that, you don’t need to get anything besides yourself and your group. We will provide your costumes and props.
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.
Check out our other workshops and classes!
Samurai Sword Cutting Experience in Tokyo: Tameshigiri
Ninja Experience in Tokyo (Family & Kid Friendly)