Hightech meets legendary history! The interactive experience

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The one and only interactive experience of this mysterious world in Europe. Follow the fox Kitsune, discover 900 exhibits with interactive digital media stations, enjoy the exhibition of the future!


  • Discover Europes one and only Samurai experience!
  • 900 handmade exhibits, an original Noh theater & teahouse
  • 100 showcases, 80 touchscreens, 13 lifelike samurai figures, 4 horses
  • The Yokaigame and 460 quiz questions from the fox Kitsune - for the whole family
  • One of the world's largest collections - exclusively in Berlin Mitte


Your guide Kitsune In Japanese folklore, Kitsune are shape-shifters with magical powers. They are a form of yokai, supernatural beings who are neither good nor evil as such. During the tour, Kitsune takes on the role of a signpost or guide and accompanies visitors through the thematic areas of the museum. At interactive stations, especially the youngest visitors are invited to join in. During the tour, Kitsune becomes wiser and wiser, and grows additional tails until it finally reaches its final form as a nine-tailed fox. Peter Janssen Collection What began with a find at a flea market in Berlin, has now grown into a collection of more than 4,000 objects that is unique worldwide in terms of variets and scope. The pieces date from the late Kofun to the early Meiji period (6th - 19th century) and offer a fascinating insights into the development of Japanese culture and craftsmanship. Highlights of the collection are an 18th-century palanquin, a 17th-century armour of the Matsudaira clan and tea utensils from the time of Sen no Rikyū (1522–1591). Noh theatre and tea house The spacious Noh theatre and the tea house were built in Japan with traditional materials and techniques, and subsequently erected in Berlin. These impressive constructions offer an insight into the long-lasting cultural influences of the samurai on the traditions of Japan through realisitc projections. Every 30 minutes, visitors can immerse themselves in excerpts of various Noh plays or Taiko drum performances. The tea house offers visitors the opportunity to gain an insight into the processes of the tea ceremony. Multimedia installations Interactive installations offer extraordinary insights into the world of the samurai and bring the distant era within reach. An interactive 3D model takes visitors on a journey through the history of Japan in a global context. Projections and touchscreens playfully guide visitors playfully through the exhibition. Zoom into gigapixel images to admire minute details, catch yokai, explore the labour-intensive processes of Japanese sword making, and experience unique Noh and Taiko performances. From the values of Bushidō to pop culture - immerse yourself in the fascinating world of legends & myths - exclusively in Berlin Mitte


Skip the line Entry ticket You get access to the exclusive Samurai Museum in Berlin Mitte (near Alexanderplatz) and one of the world's largest private collections! The unique cultural history of Japan is brought to life in this exhibition. Experience excerpts from the Noh Theater and the tea ceremony every 30 minutes.

Important Information

  • The museum is located in the heart of Berlin near Alexanderplatz/ Museum Island. With the Samurai Flex Ticket you can skip the line. Go directly to the barrier at the entrance with your ticket on your smartphone. Enjoy your stay!

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