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  • The Japanese Sword Museum
  • The Japanese Sword Museum

The Japanese Sword Museum



This is a rare museum specializing in Japanese swords. It was created by the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords established over 50 years ago. The museum's collection contains some 190 items including swords, mountings, fittings, armor, and information on metalwork. Swords, mountings and fittings by prominent swordsmiths from the Heian to Edo periods are generally on display. There are also special exhibitions such as for new swords and for winners of sword-polishing and mounting competitions. In recent years the museum has attracted an increasing number of overseas tourists. Japanese swords are not just weapons; their intrinsic beauty comes from a design that eliminates the unnecessary and focuses on function.Access just a 5-minute walk from Sobu Line Ryogoku Station, Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station A1 Exit.

Location Information

  • Address

    1-12-9, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0015

  • Nearest Station
    Ryogoku Station
    ・ JR Sobu Main Line
    ・ Toei Oedo Line
    Exit A1
    5 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    *Last admission: 4:30p.m.
  • Closed
    Opens on national holidays; closes New Year's holiday