Samurai were Japanese warriors who served as the ruling class of old Japan. They lead their lives according to the Bushido code (“Way of the Warrior”), believing in proper behavior, self-discipline, and loyalty to their masters.
From museums that display armor and weapons to theme parks which recreate feudal towns, there are many ways to get to know the samurai. One of the best ways is to try on their armor and learn a few of their sword-fighting skills.
At Samurai Studio, you can try on samurai armor for a professional photo shoot. They have a wide range of styles made by Japanese craftsmen. The team at Samurai Studio will then take photos the moment in a one-of-a-kind photography experience.
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Price: 25,000 yen for an o-oyoroi experience (no photography). 42,000 yen for the premium plan (your choice of armor) with professional photography.
The Samurai Museum shows visitors in the samurai experience. It has a large collection of armor, swords, and artwork. On the upper floor, visitors can be photographed in armor.
In addition to the displays, the Samurai Museum holds sword demonstrations.
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
A short walk from Shibuya Crossing is the Samurai Armor Photo Studio, which offers seven different armor styles. The staff will help you put on the armor and pose for photos.
There’s also the chance to go for a walk in armor. You can go to Shibuya Crossing to be photographed in your samurai gear. Mix the old with the new!
Price: 13,000 yen for a studio shoot. 30,000 yen for the Shibuya Crossing shoot.
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