- 13-13 Fugendou, Matsushima Aza, Matsushima Town, Miyagi District, Miyagi Prefecture
- [For visitors using JR]
- 10 minutes on foot from Senseki Line Matsushima Kaigan Station
- 15 minutes on foot from Tohoku Honsen Line Matsushima Station
- [For visitors with cars]
- Tohoku Expressway
Approximately 25 minutes from Taiwa I.C.
Approximately 5 minutes from Matsushima Kaigan I.C.
Approximately 40 minutes from Central Sendai (via Route 45)
Free parking lot available (Capable of parking 15 large buses and 30 regular-sized cars)
Opening Hours: 9:00～17:00
*Last entry at 30 minutes before closing time
Adult (over 18) ： 500yen
Under 18 ： 300yen
Pre-schooler ： 300yen
Masamune was born as the eldest son in the Date family.
It was when he was at the age of five Masamune got smallpox. Fortunately, it didn’t take away his life but it took away the sight of his right eye instead.
Through education by Kousai Osho and Katakura Kojuro, Masamune grew up tough and strong. He also showed talent in poetry and tea-making.
He was actively involved in battles when he was young, which eventually made him the most powerful feudal lord in O-shu area although it was Toyotomi Hideyoshi who came into power over Japan after all.
After Tokugawa came into power, Masamune built a good relationship with three generations of the Tokugawa family (Ieyasu, Hidetada, and Iemitsu), receiving a high reputation from the shoguns.
Masamune also put so much of his effort into improving farmlands and developing cities. It is not exaggerating to say that it was Masamune’s hard efforts that contributed to the beautiful streets of Sendai City and making Miyagi Prefecture one of the biggest rice-producing districts in Japan today.
Masamune was also a decent politician who had a global mind and sent ambassadors to Spain and Rome to open up trade with Mexico and Spain.
Warrior Armor Experience You can try on “Kuro-Urushi Gomai Dougusoku” (Warrior armor with five different parts painted with black lacquer) that was made by a professional artist who makes warrior armors for Japanese TV dramas and movies. Please feel the structure and the weight of a real warrior costume.
- -No preparation necessary
- -Taking pictures and recording videos allowed
- -Popular among all ages from adults to little children
- -Available for two people at most per activity
- (Real warrior costume / Replica)
- -Two kinds of warrior armors available
- (Real warrior armor: 20kg in weight / Replica: 10kg in weight)
Why don’t you try making your own Kokeshi doll, a traditional wooden art of Japan, that can’t be found anywhere else in the world? The finishing process will be done by professional artists! It could be your favorite character, mascot or even yourself! Make your own Kokeshi doll with your favorite design!