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The Japanese Sword Museum

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Great work but not what we expected.

I expected this museum to be as per my guide book from 2017. A historical look at the sword in... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
maxfield
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Newcastle, Australia
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Disappointing

Ground floor display was free with some basic displays but no English explanations, for that reason... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
SirAnthon
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 Oct 2018
“Great work but not what we expected. ”
21 Sep 2018
“Disappointing ”
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1-12-9,Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a real museum. Avoid. Small, expensive, not visitor friendly. No explanations given. Also beware: no photos allowed.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I expected this museum to be as per my guide book from 2017. A historical look at the sword in Japanese history including the process of making, sharpening and using the sword. This new ‘improved’ building is lovely, but housed an exhibition of recently made...More

Thank maxfield
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Ground floor display was free with some basic displays but no English explanations, for that reason we chose not to pay to see the rest. The modern architecture was of interest when compared to the original building it replaced.

Thank SirAnthon
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

If you are not interested in Japanese sword smithing then the 1,000yen entry fee makes a visit unjustified. If you interested be aware this museum is small (two rooms) and has only modern blades forged recently. If you want to historical blades then the Tokyo...More

Thank Dinadan
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We expected a bit more from this museum (and the admission fee of 1000 ¥). The exhibition is just in 2 rooms, one in the lobby (most likely accessible even without the ticket) and the main exhibition in the exhibition hall on the 3rd floor....More

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