Anyone obsessed with samurai stories must visit the Samurai Museum in Shinjuku. It covers seven centuries of samurai history, with impressive displays of kabuto helmets, yoroi armor and, of course, swords and other weapons. Don’t miss the opportunity to dress up in samurai gear for a photo shoot. With information in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean it is tourist-friendly, and in addition to giving tours, staff also stage sword battles and give lessons in how to use katana. Come and feel the samurai spirit!
Tokyo (Narita) to Samurai Museum, Tokyo
1 h 30 min
2-25-6 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.