Museum for Samurai Art

Europe’s first museum for samurai art is located in Berlin. Immerse yourself in the world of the samurai and in the secrets of legendary Japanese warriors. Marvel at artifacts and objets d’art of the Japanese warrior class at the private museum.

Samurai Museum Berlin | the world of the samurai

The samurai shaped the history of Japan. They did so on the battlefield as well as at the imperial court for several centuries. You can discover this story in the museum. And there is a lot to discover: Fascinating armour, artistic swords, mysterious masks. The museum takes you on an interactive and innovative journey. In the museum there are permanent exhibitions, exhibits and the collection of Peter Janssen.

On a total of more than 1,500 square meters you will find historical objects and multimedia installations to immerse yourself in the world of the samurai on an interactive journey of discovery.

  • The permanent exhibition houses over 1,000 objects depicting the lifestyle, art and traditions of feudal Japan. There are also interactive installations, touch screens, gigapixel images, CT scans and rotating showcases. This gives you a unique insight into the extraordinary craftsmanship of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. In addition to armor and weapons, you can also discover decorative sword jewellery, woodblock prints, sculptures and tea utensils
  • There are also temporary exhibitions
  • Nō theater and tea house with various Nō plays or taiko drum performances
  • special exhibits
  • Peter Janssen Collection with more than 4,000 objects


Auguststr. 68
10117 Berlin

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday
11 a.m. – 7 p.m