Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum

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Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum

Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What people are saying
MUST visit
Oct 2018
If you are a Date Masamune fan then you must visit I loved Sengoku Basara and this is the place to visit to learn his life plus aftermath There are also statues that are important to people of that sector like famous celebrities You can also wear armour like Date for 5000 yen but make a reservation first I sent an email with no reply but they accommodated me upon arriving as I showed them the email I sent with no response. Now I am not saying they will do it for you as to be fair it was very quite when I went as two people where both were from the ticket staff had to assist me to change They both helped me put the armour on and for as extra 500 yen I bought the eye patch Now I am 164 cm tall and weigh 160lbs but the armour fit me perfectly. Now if you are 6’4 and 300 lbs then the armour I wore def won’t fit you Now I am not saying they have armour for all shapes and sizes so don’t shoot the messenger. When I changed I removed my socks and T shirt do the only thing I wore was my trekking trousers which the Hakama went over. It was not easy moving about but I am glad I didn’t wear jeans and I had to think on where to move about in case I bumped and smashed things like Godzilla. The armour restricts your neck so you can’t easily see where to move fully. You are also given a katana as well The lady who helped me fit the armour took all my photos with my own phone. She was very polite, professional and she took a few dozen photos. I left the picture taking in her hands as she told me where to stand and pose A couple poses I did myself when I asked ONE MORE PICTURE PLEASE. she used a couple of backgrounds of the statue and Date’s family crest and even used my pose for the other background as she liked my pose that samurai used in Japanese movies or anime I asked a couple of questions while changing to staff with my IPhone / google translate. I then walked around afterwards back in my normal clothes and it even has a stair master life for people who can’t walk The Date Masamune statues have voices which are activated when you stand near but in Japanese. So please read the English translations but it is all very good and great scenes of the account it is telling you plus you can take pictures but no eating or drinking Once you finish you end up in the next building where you can do shopping for goods. Once you come out the entrance to the museum is to your immediate left and opposite is the Data Masamune Cafe I found the lady at the counter and thanked for her photos. I have added photos but I won’t put too much as I believe you should visit The nearest train station to the museum from Sendai JR / Miyagi station is Matsushimakigan station. If you got the JR pass then it is free otherwise it’s about 480 yen, the ride was about 30 mins bus train

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Aprime1980
London, UK151 contributions
MUST visit
Oct 2018 • Solo
If you are a Date Masamune fan then you must visit

I loved Sengoku Basara and this is the place to visit to learn his life plus aftermath

There are also statues that are important to people of that sector like famous celebrities

You can also wear armour like Date for 5000 yen but make a reservation first

I sent an email with no reply but they accommodated me upon arriving as I showed them the email I sent with no response. Now I am not saying they will do it for you as to be fair it was very quite when I went as two people where both were from the ticket staff had to assist me to change

They both helped me put the armour on and for as extra 500 yen I bought the eye patch

Now I am 164 cm tall and weigh 160lbs but the armour fit me perfectly. Now if you are 6’4 and 300 lbs then the armour I wore def won’t fit you

Now I am not saying they have armour for all shapes and sizes so don’t shoot the messenger.

When I changed I removed my socks and T shirt do the only thing I wore was my trekking trousers which the Hakama went over. It was not easy moving about but I am glad I didn’t wear jeans and I had to think on where to move about in case I bumped and smashed things like Godzilla. The armour restricts your neck so you can’t easily see where to move fully.
You are also given a katana as well

The lady who helped me fit the armour took all my photos with my own phone. She was very polite, professional and she took a few dozen photos. I left the picture taking in her hands as she told me where to stand and pose

A couple poses I did myself when I asked ONE MORE PICTURE PLEASE. she used a couple of backgrounds of the statue and Date’s family crest and even used my pose for the other background as she liked my pose that samurai used in Japanese movies or anime

I asked a couple of questions while changing to staff with my IPhone / google translate.

I then walked around afterwards back in my normal clothes and it even has a stair master life for people who can’t walk

The Date Masamune statues have voices which are activated when you stand near but in Japanese. So please read the English translations but it is all very good and great scenes of the account it is telling you plus you can take pictures but no eating or drinking

Once you finish you end up in the next building where you can do shopping for goods.

Once you come out the entrance to the museum is to your immediate left and opposite is the Data Masamune Cafe

I found the lady at the counter and thanked for her photos. I have added photos but I won’t put too much as I believe you should visit

The nearest train station to the museum from Sendai JR / Miyagi station is Matsushimakigan station.
If you got the JR pass then it is free otherwise it’s about 480 yen, the ride was about 30 mins bus train

Written October 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris H
Jacksonville, NC144 contributions
Interesting way to learn about Date Masamune
Aug 2016 • Solo
Very good way to learn about the history of Date Masamune and life in Japan hundreds of years ago. There are enough of the staff who speak English who can answer basic questions, and all of the displays have English text. A quick trip where you can spend as long or as little time as you like and still feel like you got a good deal.
Written September 29, 2016
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK476 contributions
Good museum with life like displays
Oct 2015
This museum tells the story of Masamune through numerous lifesize displays of key dates in Masamune's life. Information displayed with english text
Written October 30, 2015
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seasonedtraveler25
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania48 contributions
Very good historical wax museum
Oct 2015 • Couples
The museum was a pleasant surprise and would be good for children as well as adults. On the first floor there are wax figures of people in various professions throughout different periods of history. On the second floor the life story of Date Masamune is shown in scenes with wax figures and is very interesting and well done.
Written October 27, 2015
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davegidd
Bonsall, CA1,448 contributions
Interesting museum about Date Masamune
Apr 2014 • Couples
I'm not sure why the previous reviewer complained about either the price or the lack of English. We were given the foreigner discount without asking for it, so the entrance fee was only 500 yen. That's pretty cheap, I think. And, all of the displays have English explanations right next to the Japanese, so we had no trouble understanding everything. The woman in the ticket booth spoke English and made a point to tell me that it is OK to take photos inside.

After all, this is just a wax museum, so you can't expect anything too fancy. For what it is, I thought it was very well done. The displays are extensive, very detailed and kept up well. I've been to some places like this where everything is dusty, but the displays here were all properly maintained.

The first room is full of more contemporary Japanese luminaries just sort of sitting there...like behind a desk, etc. Nothing too exciting for a foreigner, but this part is just one room before the main museum starts, so don't be discouraged.

We enjoyed our visit here, but we did know what to expect. Don't bother if you are expecting something high tech or full of historic artifacts. The dioramas here portray the life of Date Masamune, nothing more. You can see everything in about an hour if you don't linger over each display.

The exit is through a large gift shop full of inexpensive souvenirs (and some expensive ones, too.) We found a couple of small things to buy for just a few yen.
Written July 19, 2014
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,793 contributions
Unless you read Japanese, forget it
Apr 2014 • Couples
This museum is a bit tacky. It's full of waxwork models and recorded information is all in Japanese. There is one paragraph in English for each scene. It is quite expensive too. If you don't carry your passport it will set you back 1000 yen, if you do, then it's 500. I still felt disappointed so I wouldn't recommend it.
Written April 11, 2014
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Ahmed_EL_Mehalawy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates50 contributions
Good place to understand the history of a Samurai
Feb 2012 • Friends
Good place to understand the history of a Samurai, the statues are well made, they care about every little detail, story well explained.
Written October 10, 2012
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