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The Japanese Sword Museum 刀剣博物館 Museums (Small) / Yoyogi

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The Japanese Sword (Token) Museum specializes in Japanese swords. Its permanent collection boasts over 150 examples of Japanese craftsmanship embodied by pieces of armor, military paraphernalia and of course, swords. These include several national treasures, whose beauty and precision make it worth a visit.

Categories Museums (Small)
Nearest Station Sangubashi
Address 4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3379-1386
Home Page (Available in English)
Business Hours 10:00am-4:30pm; Closed Mon
Price Admission: Adults: 525yen, Members: 315yen

3 Reviews for The Japanese Sword Museum

  • The Japanese Sword Museum
  • (2010-11-15)
  • An intimate museum showcasing the very best of Japanese swords. In the entrance there is an explanation of the tatara method, the traditional process of making high quality Japanese steel to produce the swords in the museum. With this knowledge you can proceed upstairs to see the Japanese swords, sword mountings and armor. The swords range from different eras and each is beautifully made. My favor... Read More

  • The Japanese Sword Museum
  • (2008-03-10)
  • The Japanese Sword Museum was a bit of a disappointment for the price and the size. The museum was only one room filled with swords where you were not allowed to take photos. While the swords were beautiful, it did not take very long to see all of it. Honestly, I thought that the sword shop down the street was more exciting. The nice shopkeeper woman was very kind and allowed for photos to b... Read More

  • The Japanese Sword Museum
  • (2007-10-01)
  • On the second floor of an office building lies some of Japan's most treasured pieces of history, a collection of many of the ancient swords that are made by some of the most renowned sword makers Japan has ever had. The museum does not cost much, but when I went, for some reason I was able to get in for free. The lady at the desk spoke some English and handed me an English brochure. The swords are... Read More
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