Samurai & Ninja Museum Ticket

Kyoto, Japan
Samurai and Ninja Museum Tour in Kyoto

From USD 26.91

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Fans of samurai and ninja history won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Kyoto. From the Heian period through the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, samurai and ninja roamed Kyoto’s streets. Get an immersive tour of these heroes’ history as a professional guide leads you through the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Your hands-on experience includes wearing samurai armor, wielding katana and ninja stars, and posing with replica swords.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of samurai and ninja on a guided tour
  • Excellent photo opportunities with traditional samurai swords
  • Fun activity for the whole family
  • Two convenient afternoon times available seven days a week

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Samurai costume
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

    Japan, 604-8043 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Higashidaimonjichō, 292Utanokoji-bldg

    On the corner of Nishiki Market and Teramachi Shopping Street

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

They are actually for sale, so if you were interested in getting them then you could potentially get them.


184 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Ninja stars
shera_a, Aug 2023
The kids loved the part where they got to throw ninja stars. The guide Hiro was great and interesting
Dont be an «american»
Thomas_N, July 2023
Good presentation in good english by the museum guide, she had alot of good information if you want to learn something new. My bad rating is because of the facility, very cramped if there are lot of people. And please, dont be the typical American tourist. Have your children behave and you dont have to be the senter og attention when going to a museum tour. That kind of ruined our experience.
Worth a visit.
stephen_g, July 2023
Interesting to hear about some of the history behind the samurai and ninja. I would have preferred a bit more in depth explanation and we were just left to fend for our selves in the costume and photo part of the tour
One of the best museums in Japan!
JolantaEmilia_S, June 2023
It’s a great museum , where you learn a lot about samurai and ninja life. We had a great tour guide who briefed us about the past, answered questions and we even had an interactive experience. I recommend this museum a lot!
Samurai History
Joe_K, June 2023
Learned about actual samurai throughout Japan’s history and not just what you see in movies, very insightful
Fun Samari History Experience
Chrystal_C, June 2023
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. She was educatinal and entertaining. From the value of the exquisite Samari Armor, to the details of Japanese Fuedalism, she knew it all. The activities were a lot of fun too.
It was fun
Treasure_W, May 2023
The tour was short and the museum was small. Wish there was more history information and artifacts. But, overall it was fun. A good experience.
Informative experience
Susan_m, May 2023
Good historical overview but overall experience weak for the price/time. Expected more from the costuming.
You should try it!
GEORGIOS_T, May 2023
Very nice activity. First part was a history lesson about samurai. Second was star throwing. Third was wearing a samurai costume and taking photos! All personnel was kind and fluent in English.
Funny, fun and knowledgeable tour.
Jonathan_U, Apr 2023
Extremely fun tour. Our tour guide Taku I was a young , friendly and fun tour work. He’s very knowledgeable about the samurai and ninja and definitely keeps the whole tour fun and full of laughter from beginning to end. I will ask to go on the tour with him as he is really funny, but knows exactly what he’s talking about. Very knowledgeable on the subject. I recommend this tour to all.
Fun but way to crowded
DiannaMiyamoto, Apr 2023
To many people in a group.. I'd pay double to have 1/2 the people. But very informative. The samuri stuff was a bit of a walk away in another building and really unorganized.
Family fun.
nho1000, Mar 2023
Fun for the kids. They had a good time with the history and demonstrations. The ninja star throwing was fun.
Must try experience
Luke_P, Dec 2022
The weapons and displays are fantastic, The staff are funny, full of energy and educational. A fun time is easily found and has some good options especially with the option to cut a tatami mat that was an insane experience. Easily 10/10 had so much fun
Really fun and memorable...
Rico_P, Mar 2022
Really fun and memorable experience. Really cool to see genuine samurai armor and weapons and learn the history. Would absolutely recommend.
Excellent Experience!
Kayla_B, Apr 2021
What a great experience we all had! My boys loved the interactive part and learning the history of the Samurai and ninjas! Would recommend to everyone visiting Kyoto!
Great experience
tchin96, Jan 2020
This was a great experience for us. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny, this helped to make the experiance very pleasent. The exibits were cool, I specifically liked the swords. They are actually for sale, so if you were interested in getting them then you could potentially get them. As a native english speaker the staff was not able to articulate in english information about the swords so that means you would really have to just want it or be able to read Japanese to understand the back story. Ninja training was also fun. Get event for the kids!
Kazuo_M, June 2020

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