Samurai Sword Experience in Tokyo (Family & Kid Friendly) Basic ticket included

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Price
¥7000 / person
¥6300 / person   (+ tax)
Ticket price for kids (ages 3~12) is 300 JPY OFF. Children under 3 can enter for free.

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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!

Book with us online to reserve a slot now!

Samurai Sword Experience in Kyoto (Family & Kid Friendly)

Lasts approximately 90 minutes

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

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Wear the traditional clothes of the Samurai.

 

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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!


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Learn traditional movements with the sword.

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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.

Samurai Experience Martial Arts Activity for kids

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.



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Samurai armour trial

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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.

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Guided tour of the  SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO With Experience

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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.


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Ninja Star Throw competition.

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Shuriken Ninja throwing Star

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.


Regular Price

Adult: ¥6,000 / person
Child (ages 3 ~ 12): ¥5,700 / person

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Book your Samurai Experience in Tokyo -Family & Kid Friendly- on this page!

Kyoto sword cutting experience tameshigiri

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! 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 “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.

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

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

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FAQs

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)


Review

Blandville
Blandville
11:21 05 Mar 20
We had the most beautiful experience of learning calligraphy and wearing traditional kimonos. The staff are so friendly... and helpful. I highly recommend this experience to all visitors to Tokyo.read more
Joakim Sundén
Joakim Sundén
08:12 04 Mar 20
Very smooth organization, wide variety of kimonos to choose from. They help you dress, do your hair and make you look... beautiful and take pictures with your cameras. The tea ceremony was beautiful and we got to mix our own tea as we were told about the history and the practice of tea ceremony as well as other interesting Japanese culture tidbits.read more
Marsha L
Marsha L
02:54 04 Mar 20
All the ladies there were lovely. Beautiful kimonos for you to choose from, and everything was just sp graceful ❤. You... make your own tea, eat traditional Japanese sweets. Love all the photos and just enjoyed the entire experienceread more
Alisa Ediger
Alisa Ediger
05:48 28 Feb 20
The experience was lovely. The ladies there were all very kind and gave clear instructions that made the whole thing go... smoothly. The kimonos to choose from were all beautiful and the tea ceremony was a good balance between instructional and experiential. Definitely a good choice if you want to attend a tea ceremony but don’t yet know the proper etiquette.read more
Annie Teri
Annie Teri
14:00 09 Feb 20
Best place to learn about their tea culture. You will get choose your own kimono and take many photos in it. It is... worth a visit.Do this if you are free and wish to experience like a japanese.read more
Kathryn Geiger
Kathryn Geiger
04:09 17 Jan 20
Had a great time. The ladies who run the shop are all very friendly. They all spoke English very well so it made it... very easy to communicate. Having a kimono put on and having your hair done was fun. The tea ceremony itself was very nice. Your walked though step by step of what goes into a tea ceremony. The matcha tea and sweets are delicious.read more
Chelsea Southe
Chelsea Southe
08:04 04 Jan 20
The three of us has a wonderful experience learning more about this beautiful culture. Our tea master was very... knowledgeable and gladly answered any questions we had. It was truly a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!read more
Dan Dexter
Dan Dexter
23:16 01 Dec 19
My wife and I took the course that teaches students to make traditional Japanese sweets and is followed by a tea... ceremony. We thought it was a fun way to spend some time during our vacation and were really happy with the experience. It's definitely a fun way to learn about a small piece of Japanese cultural history.read more
Xenia Uth
Xenia Uth
05:54 16 Nov 19
We went to participate in the tea ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! The staff was so kind, spoke very good... English and the kimonos were beautiful! I definitely recommend this place. We also took pictures for about 20-30 minutes afterwards, in a little room they have decorated for this purpose, and the staff was very patient with us! 😍read more
Naomi Bonnici
Naomi Bonnici
11:18 18 Oct 19
Had an absolutely wonderful experience. We experienced the tea ceremony as well as traditional Japanese sweets making.... The hosts/tea masters delivered a professional and traditional experience while also staying light hearted and comical enough for touristical enjoyment. Everything is well explained + they are open to all questions. Our host was very conversational and we really felt like she placed our enjoyment as a priority. This is definitely something you can not miss !!!read more
Kristel Topalova
Kristel Topalova
16:04 25 Sep 19
I was the first person ever to take part in a tea ceremony in the Tokyo location. I chose the kimono + tea ceremony... option. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!My instructor was so professional and kind. First, she helped me with the choice of kimono and then she put it on me. Another young lady took care of my hair and I totally loved the result.The instructor really explained and demonstrated the respect that the Japanese people show to their guests and the tea. She took her time explaining everything to me and let me ask any kind of questions. After her explanations I was allowed to prepare a tea by myself. The instructor was so sweet and positive that I did not want to leave. She even offered to take pictures of me and with me afterwards :)I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel for traditions in Japan and an authentic experience. The price is very reasonable and the location is easy to find.read more
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    SAMURAI NINJA MUSEUM TOKYO with Experience

    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!

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