"The Japanese Sword Museum.It's..." Theatres and Museums Tip by sjvessey

Theatres and Museums, Tokyo: 6 reviews and 6 photos


<font face='papyrus' color=#A00000 size=+1><b>T</b></font>he Japanese Sword Museum.

It's hidden away in a residential street just south of the Shinjuku skyscraper area, and is maybe worth a look, although I thought it was a little disappointing.

My guide book promised displays of not only swords, but various kinds of armour, which turned out to be missing. Perhaps they were refurbishing the place. And, well, unless you are really into this kind of thing, one sword looks pretty much like another.

You probably won't spend more than 20 minutes inside, at the most, although at only about 500 yen it's not that expensive. Unfortunately, photography of any kind of forbidden.

If you do decide to go, this picture shows you what to look out for at street level.

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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