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An absolute must for anyone passing through the ancient capital city of Kyoto. This family friendly experience museum is guaranteed to please any and all who enter. Whether an avid Samurai and Ninja fan, a martial artist or even just a passing interest in Japan's fascinating history, there is something for everyone. This experience offers not just a fully guided tour of the museum (In English) but also great activities to enjoy.
The Kyoto Samurai and Ninja experience is home to a great many exhibits from across Japan's history. Everything from the armour and weapons of the Samurai, to many of the objects and tools that would have been commonplace in Japan's medieval eras. The exhibits cover everything, right the way through to the secrets items, weapons and tools of the Ninja. The museum prides itself on having many genuine articles on display for everyone to see and appreciate. Whether you are a practitioner of the arts, a history buff or just a passing interest, it is truly inspirational to see the majestic items in such detail.
There are many types of armour on display showing the different styles that the Samurai created and used throughout their history. A large selection of the armours are from Japan's Edo period, over three hundred years old! Being able to get up close and personal looking at these items is a great experience. Many museums would have such things behind glass and too far to really appreciate properly. However, here at the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Experience Museum there are no such boundaries. The staff know how to clean, maintain and use the armours so are able to explain and show them as well as making sure they are maintained for future generations.
Perhaps one of the most impressive displays of the museum in their wall of swords. This display has a wide range of differing styles of sword used throughout the ages of Japan. Many of these weapons also have fascinating stories of local and famous Samurai. This display is a favorite of the many collectors of Japanese swords and practitioners of Japanese martial arts. The sword of the Samurai was considered to be their soul, and to see these items so close and to have such detailed and interesting stories about them is a real treat.
The exhibits in the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Experience Museum are unique in their display and their collection covering all of Japanese history. So no matter your interests, be it Ninja, Samurai, history or culture, there is something for everyone to appreciate right here. The museum has such a collection on display it is sure to please all who visit.