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Japanese Sword Museum (Token Hakubutsukan)
Japanese Sword Museum (Token Hakubutsukan)

Japanese Sword Museum (Token Hakubutsukan)

The well-curated Japanese Sword Museum (Token Hakubutsukan) showcases the ancient art of sword making and is home to more than 150 artifacts. Swords, mountings, armor and metal work are beautifully displayed in this tiny Tokyo destination.

The four-story structure houses a gallery and bookstore, where items are available for purchase in a variety of languages. Displays offer visitors English translations with details on the design and use of swords, including some that date back more than 900 years.

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4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 151-0053

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Travelers agree this museum can be difficult to find, so whenever possible, it’s best to rely on GPS for directions. It is accessible via the Shibuya Station metro and small signs help point lost visitors in the right direction.

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