Its aim is to preserve and exhibit Japanese swords, and to educate the public on sword-related culture.
A Japanese sword is regarded as a cultural asset. Japanese swords are typically enhanced with rich artwork that reflects Japanese sense, making them more than mere functional items.
With over 1000 years of history, the sword has played a significant role in Japanese historically as well as culturally.
The museum houses a wide variety of Japanese swords, sword mountings, armors, and many other related objects and documents.
The Japanese Sword Museum Address :1-12-9, Yokoami, Sumidaku, Tokyo 130-0015 TEL:03-6284-1000
7 minutes walk from West Exit of Ryogoku Station
Hours : (Last admission at 16:30)
Closed : Mondays
(The museum opens on Mondays that fall on National Holidays, in which case the
museum is closed on following day)
• Exhibition changing period
• New Year's Holidays
The Japanese Sword Museum
※It not allowed to take pictures in the Museum.