Mon - Sun  11 am — 7 pm
Mon - Sun  11 am — 7 pm
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Getting here

Auguststraße 68, 10117 Berlin
+49 30 62975635

Public Transport

U6 Oranienburger Tor, U8 Rosenthaler Platz

S1, S2, S25, S26 Oranienburger Straße

M1, M5 Oranienburger Straße, M8 Rosenthaler Platz

142 Tucholskystraße, M41 Abgeordnetenhaus

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday
11 am – 7 pm

Admission and Tickets

It’s always cheapest online!
We offer dynamic pricing to make your visit to the museum enjoyable. It pays to book early: the further away the date, the cheaper the ticket!

TIME-SLOT: € 5 – 17 Book now!
Please stick to your assigned time slot. Your admission time is indicated on your ticket. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your time slot begins. Re-entry and entry after your time slot are not possible.

FLEX-TICKET: € 14/ 19
Stay flexible! Book your Flex-Ticket and come whenever you like. Admission guaranteed.

Would you like to visit the museum in a group? From 10 persons and optionally with or without a guided tour.

Samurai, ninja & yokai are an integral part of youth culture, known from movies, manga, anime and gaming. Gain an interactive insight into the development and history of this legendary culture. € 5 per person.

More tickets and information you find here

Guided tours

During the guided tour you will be introduced to more than a thousand years of samurai history exemplified by selected objects from the collection. The 60-minute tours take place at 3 pm. Book your guided tour in addition to your ticket online or on-site.


Our museum shop showcases a wide variety of products inspired by the museum’s collection, as well as a curated selection of authentic Japanese articles. You will find exclusive products in the online store

Barrier-Free Access

Except for one installation, the Samurai Museum is completely accessible to visitors with impaired mobility. The second floor can be reached with a lift. Please consult the personnel at the register about how to get there. Our staff is working on making the museum as accessible as possible to all our visitors.


It is only possible to bring bags and backpacks if their format is no bigger than A4. A limited number of lockers are available for larger items.


For private reason it is allowed to take pictures (without flash only) or make movies in the exhibition. For commercial or professional reasons you need the permission of the Samurai Museum Berlin. Please contact us.

Safety Guidelines

Please do not visit the museum if you are displaying symptoms or if you have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient in the last 14 days.

In accordance with current hygiene regulations, the wearing of an FFP2 or medical mask is not mandatory in the exhibition rooms. However, visitors over 6 years of age are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical mask and to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.

Bus trips

Are you planning a group trip or bus trip to visit the museum? We recommend our partner BUSREISEN.COM


What was the first piece in the collection?

A katana which was bought 1981 in Berlin at the flea and art market “Strasse des 17. Juni“. Many years later the piece turned out to be a work of great craftsmanship. This purchase was the beginning of the collector’s passion, expanding further in the late ’90s.

Are there known issues regarding the provenance of objects in the collection?

No. All exhibited objects were scrupulously checked against the existing sources known to us. We welcome clues and suggestions:

What are your education offers?

Furthering the knowledge about the collection is very important to us. Kitsune the fox accompanies you through the entire exhibition, asking questions and giving advice. The Samurai Museum offers numerous interactive digital features. It is possible to interact with the objects, for example with the gigapixel images, or to get to know the content in a playful way with the Yokaigame in our cinema room. Guided tours take place daily.

Cooperations & collaborations

As networking is very important to us, we always welcome new collaboration proposals. Feel free to contact us at:

Why are there so many media stations in the museum?

Our state-of-the-art exhibition displays allow for a diverse media offer that’s easy to understand. Through it visitors gain lasting insights into the multifaceted world of the samurai, from their inception to the present. Together with Ars Electronica Solutions we developed an innovative exhibition concept, aimed to captivate both families and experts in the field.

Can the museum spaces be rented for private events?

Yes. Selected cultural and special events, that align with our profile can be held during closing hours. Please send us requests in advance, we will be happy to inform you about our pricing, conditions and requirements.

How many objects are on view?

The exhibits will be continuously changed and is in constant development. On average there are round 1000 objects on view.

How big is the Peter Janssen Collection?

The Peter Janssen Collection is one of the largest private collection of samurai artefacts worldwide and contains more than 4000 objects. It is unique for the extraordinary quality of single object and its bandwidth, reaching from armours to tea utensils and Nō masks. The museum is one-of-a-kind in Europe.

Why are there swastikas on some exhibits?

The swastika (Jap. manji) serves as a symbol for the sun and good fortune in many different cultures and was introduced in Japan alonside Buddhism through mainland Asia around the 6th century.

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