Museum / Science Museum Spots in Ehime Area

  • Imabari City Murakami Pirate Museum
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Miyakubocho Miyakubo 1285
    This museum, located in Miyakubo Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, preserves and displays artifacts related to Noshima Murakami, one of the Murakami pirates who was called “Daimyo of the seas” and who controlled Setouchi during the Sengoku, or warring states, period. The museum displays important artifacts and related works on the Noshima Murakami clan, as well as old documents, reconstructed models, and pieces unearthed during excavations. The restored Japanese armor and battle surcoat (a sleeveless campaign jacket worn over armor), said to have been actually worn, are must-see exhibits. The observation room with views overlooking the ruins of Noshima Castle, and the area where visitors can try on for themselves some armor and garments are also popular.

    I was on a tour so didnt plan on stopping here but is was so interesting. The artifacts of the museum was okay but the story and history of these pirates made the stop worthwhile. Especially if...

  • Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougokouen 1-30
    Located roughly five minutes’ walk from Dogo Onsen Station, the Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum has on display manuscripts and works by Masaoka Shiki, a leading writer of haiku poetry who was born in Matsuyama, as well as letters exchanged with Natsume Soseki and other major literary figures with whom he was friendly. The Museum provides detailed displays on the history of Dogo and Matsuyama, on the times in which Masaoka Shiki lived, and on his friendships and acquaintances. Special events are held on an occasional basis, and the Museum also functions as a community center for the local community.

    There is a 21 description audio guide for 100 yen in English as everything is in Japanese. It doesn’t cover everything but gives you a less detailed look at the exhibits. 25,000 poems and only lived...

  • Birthplace of the Akiyama Brothers
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Kachimachi 2-3-6
    This museum is located in Kachi-machi 2-Chome, Matsuyama City. The building is a recreation of the birthplace of the Akiyama brothers Yoshifuru and Saneyuki, whose military exploits were famously depicted in Shiba Ryotaro’s historical novel “Saka no Ue no Kumo.” The museum exhibits a variety of materials related to the brothers. Bronze statues of the brothers have also been erected on the grounds.
  • Ehime Prefectural Science Museum
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Nihamashi Ojouin 2133-2
    The science museum has three permanent exhibition halls (the nature hall, the science and technology hall and the industry hall) and a huge planetarium 30 meters in diameter which has featured in the Guinness Book of Records. The centerpiece of the museum is a real dinosaur robot that moves. The museum plays host to many temporary exhibitions and hands-on events making it a great place to come for the whole family.

    I loved this museum. We took our 5 year old daughter here and spent at least 4 hours exploring the 4 levels and surroundings. The building itself is a great architectural work. There are many...

  • Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 1938
    The Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life is located in Uchiko Town. The building that houses the Museum is itself of great interest, having formerly been an apothecary’s shop that operated during the Edo and Meiji periods. Mannequins and period utensils are used to recreate the scene in the apothecary’s shop as it would have been in years gone by; the unique, highly-realistic mannequins surprise visitors by welcoming them using authentic phrases (researched with experts familiar with the period). The realistic scenes—which include the owners’ family eating together with the apprentices, the housemaid cooking a meal, and little details such as someone talking to himself as he works—are very popular with visitors. Models are used to present information about Uchiko Town’s history and way of life, famous local individuals, etc.

    This is vey interesting- an old house owned by a pharmacist. The guide was very friendly and informative. He was happy to answer questions even when there was a language barrier. Would recommend...

  • Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 3-20
    “Saka no Ue no Kumo” (Clouds above the Hill) is a novel by Ryotaro Shiba, depicting the modernization of Japan through the life stories of brothers Yoshifuru and Saneyuki Akiyama, and poet Masaoka Shiki. Many materials related to the novel as well as the three main characters are exhibited in the museum. The four-story building with a basement was designed by Tadao Ando, and is made as a space expressing “clouds above the hill”.

    ミュージアムの休憩に、甘いものが食べたくなり、ロールケーキを注文しました。あまさ控えめで美味しかったです。

  • Oozu Akarengakan (Red Brick Building)
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 60
    The building was constructed as the main branch of the Oozu Commercial Bank in 1901, and is a blend of Japanese and Western-style architecture, featuring British bricks and a tiled roof. The building is now used to sell local crafts and special products, and there is a place for tourists to take a break on the second floor.

    赤煉瓦館位在大洲城與臥龍山莊的中途 可安排連游 今天的大洲只是個小鎮 但因有大洲城與臥龍山莊等古典建物 而被稱為伊予小京都 這座赤煉瓦館則為大洲增添近代風姿 赤煉瓦館本是銀行 現在則開放參觀 從前門進入會看到一些土特產品陳列 須進到中庭後方的老倉庫(有著厚重的門扉那棟)裡面 才能見到有關這建築的完整介紹

  • Uwajima City Date Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Gotenmachi 9-14
    This museum is just a 25-minute walk from the Uwajima Station. It exhibits treasured documents of the region the Date family is associated with, as well as cultural items of Uwajima. Although the exhibit has various artifacts on display, from weapons, armor, paintings, writings, earthenware, and clothes, the exhibit of the splendid and luxurious bride's furnishings is extensive.

    The relics were pretty cool to look at, but for me, the best part of the museum was the well written brochure you get explaining the history of the Date (pronounced DAH-TAY, by the way) Family. An...

  • Museum of Ehime History and Culture
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Seiyoshi Uwachounomachi 4-11-2
    This museum introduces and exhibits items related to the history and folklore of Ehime Prefecture. The expansive structure houses four historic and folklore exhibit rooms, and workshop classrooms. In addition to the displayed objects, on display are many scale-model replicas of iconic structures such as pit dugout dwellings, a town house during the Sengoku Age of Civil Wars, and a pre-war village main street, each depicting respective periods, affording one a sense of being transported back in time.

    It’s strange to find such a fine museum on Ehime’s history and culture in a small city like Seiyo rather than Matsuyama city. But it’s in an idyllic setting on top of a mountain. Entry is 510 yen per...

  • Uwa Rice Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Uwacho Unomachi 2-24
    This museum in Unomachi 2-Chome, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City is located inside the relocated wooden school building of the former Uwa Town Elementary School. It features a number of exhibits about rice including old agricultural implements and specimens of rice plants. The museum also has a cafe where visitors can compare the flavor of Uwa Rice against brand-name rice varieties from across Japan. Other attractions include a museum shop that sells a variety of rice-related products and a blackboard room where visitors can scribble on the walls to their hearts’ content. Visitors can also test their speed and skill in a “floor-wiping race” down the former schoolhouse’s hallway.

    明治、大正、昭和の建物が集まり、旧小学校は109mの廊下を持つ建物です。長い廊下は有料ですが、拭き掃除をしましょう。有名人が多数参加しています。もちろん米博物館なので、地元の米造りが展示されています。面白いのは、日本の米の稲が展示されて、見比べられます。

  • Ehime University Museum
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Bunkyocho 3
    This museum located on Ehime University’s Johoku Campus in Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama City has a mission of disseminating the results of university’s academic research. It features permanent exhibits on the four basic themes: Evolution of Earth and Universe, Ehime History and Culture, Diversity of Life, and Human Activities in the Environment. The museum also features spaces for special exhibits as well as an insect specimen repository and gallery with a collection of more than 1. 2 million specimens.

    昆虫好きな息子のために、愛媛観光の一つとして連れて行きました。 マルタンヤンマトンボを捕ったことがある息子が、上野博物館や大きな博物館でも、マルタンヤンマの標本がなくて残念がっていましたが、 愛媛大学ミュージアムには、マルタンヤンマの標本がありました‼️ 息子は大興奮しておりました。 他のお客さんもいなくて、ゆっくりじっくりみれて無料で良かったです。 大学校内に駐車場があることを知らずに遠く...

  • Uwa Mingukan
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Uwacho Unomachi 3-106
    This museum is located in Unomachi 3-Chome, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City. It possesses a collection of around 6,000 mingu dating from the late Edo period to the early Showa period. Mingu refers to everyday items that have come to be seen as folk art. In addition to a permanent exhibit, the museum also holds special exhibits on themes such as the town’s folk culture. It also features hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to touch the culture of yesteryear including an area where visitors can take pictures while wearing old clothing.

    当時使用されていた民具を展示してあり、触れてはいけないものの当時の生活の様子を知る機会となった。 とくに古いカメラがありはじめてみたが、とても雰囲気があり、カメラ好きにはたまらないのではないかと思った。

  • Ikazaki Kite Museum
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Ehime Kita-gun Uchikocho Ikazaki Ko 1437
    This museum in Ikazaki, Uchiko Town, Kita County is Japan’s first publicly-operated museum specializing in kite. It features a permanent collection of around 400 kites from around Japan and the world including the kites used in the Ikazaki Big Kite Battle, a traditional event of the region. The museum also offers kite-making classes (reservation required).

    Lots of wonderfully decorated kites fill 4 rooms, along with kite making and kite flying tools. This town & the kite museum hold a kite flying contest every year. The man who sold us our tickets...

  • Matsuyama City Archaeological Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Minamisayacho Otsu 67-6
    This museum is located in Minamisayacho, Matsuyama City. It possesses a collection of around 500 relics dating from the Paleolithic era to the Heian period excavated from sites in the Matsuyama Plain. The museum features permanent exhibits with the basic themes of “look,” “listen,” “touch,” and “think.” This includes hands-on exhibits such as earthenware that visitors can touch. The museum also holds several special exhibits each year.

    ここのゆるキャラは”ふんどうくん”という名で、分銅形土製品がメインなのかと思いきや、常設展示室に入ってすぐの古照遺跡(農業灌漑用の堰)の再現と、葉佐池古墳の石室の再現がいずれも見応えある。古墳時代まわりの歴史に興味があるならば、是非行くと良い。写真撮影も可能。近くに客谷古墳もあるので(ここは見学に時間はかからない)セットで。

  • Ozu City Hijikawa Kaze no Hakubutsukan Museum Utamarokan
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Ehime Ozu-shi Hijikawacho Yokohayashi 99-1
    "This museum is located in Yokohayashi, Hijikawa-cho, Ozu City. The Wind Museum's catchphrase is ""bringing wind into people's hearts"", and contains exhibits about wind power generation, as well as a wind tunnel experimentation room, and collections of cultural documents such as books, movies, music and other writings that have ""wind"" in their titles. And in the Utamaro building, there are woodblock Ukiyo-e prints by Utamaro Kitagawa and exhibits showing the history of ukiyo-e and how they are made, as well as reproduction ukiyo-e prints that can be purchased."

    雄一歌麿は描いた木版が発見されたところに、ローカル博物館が建てられた。浮世絵にかんして、小さい展示がおいてあります。近くにも鹿野川湖がある。

  • Omogo Mountain Museum
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Wakayama 650-1
    This museum is located in Wakayama, Kumakogen Town, Kamiukena County. Its permanent collection features around 3,000 exhibits on a variety of subjects. These include the plants and animals that inhabit the Ishizuchi mountain range, the geology of Mt. Ishizuchi and the Omogo Gorge, and the history and folk culture of the area including mountain worship. The museum also holds three special exhibits each year as well as events such as nature observation parties and entomology seminars.

    石鎚山面河峡谷の自然をいろんな視点で解説展示していました。毎年の企画展も興味深いテーマで楽しめました。

  • Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Shimohatanokawa Otsu 488
    This astronomical observatory is located in Shimohatanokawa, Kumakogen Town, Kamiukena County. It features an observatory equipped with a 60-centimeter reflecting telescope as well as a small 40-seat planetarium. Visitors can enjoy observing the shining stars over the highlands with expert commentary at the observatory’s nighttime stargazing parties (reservation required). Visitors can see a planetarium show every day in the daytime (except when the observatory is closed).

    家族でうかがったのですが、土星もばちり見えました! あとこの日は天の川も綺麗にみることができて子供たちも大興奮。 天体好きにはたまらないと思います。

  • Oyamazumi Shrine Treasure Hall
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Omishimacho Miyaura 3327
    These treasure halls are located on the grounds of Oyamazumi Shrine in Miyaura, Omishima-cho, Imabari City Omishima Island. They are comprised of the Shiyoden, the Omishima Maritime Museum, and the Kokuhokan. They possess treasures such as sets of armor and swords that include eight National Treasures and 469 National Important Cultural Properties. In addition, the Omishima Maritime Museum features a variety of exhibits including the Hayamamaru, the boat used by Emperor Showa to collect samples for his marine biology research, as well as specimens of the flora and fauna from the Seto Inland Sea.

    6月17日、しまなみ海道を移動中、大三島に立ち寄り大山神社参拝の後寄りました。 大山神社は戦勝祈願に多くの武士が訪れた神社なので刀剣、甲冑類が奉納されていて、国宝、重文に指定されたものの内8割がここに収蔵されてるようです。 展示物は南北朝時代から鎌倉、平安にかかる製品が展示されており、源義経、頼朝など著名な武士が先勝祈願した際奉納されたと伝わる甲冑、刀剣も展示されてました。

  • Stone Culture Denshokan Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Miyakubochoumiyakubo 3546
    "This is the symbol of ""Stone Town Miyakubo-cho"" which has been producing beautiful durable Oshima-ishi granite since the start of the Edo-period. Oshima-ishi granite, which is as smooth to the touch as celadon porcelain, is marked by unwillingness to fade, with its deep grey increasing as time passes. It is used in both the National Diet Building and the imperial Akasaka Estate. There are displays on Oshima-ishi granite as well as other types of stone from around the world and you can learn about the history and culture of stone work. Unique stone works and monuments are dotted about the grounds and along with the main building there are grounds available for baseball and tennis and a multipurpose auditorium."

    広い運動場のほか、体育館、野球場等が整備された大きな公園です。格安に宿泊できる施設や食堂施設もあります。

  • Nihon Shokken World Tasty Museum
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Tomitashinko 1-3
    This commodity manufacturing museum was built to resemble the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria. It was founded on the site of the Nihon Shokken Holdings Ehime main office as a transmission base of world food culture. There are two tour courses to choose from; the Food Culture Museum Course (takes around three and a half hours) which includes lunch at the staff cafeteria, and the Palace Course which centers around the KO Palace factory. It is the world's only museum that showcases a wide range of information about the food culture of the world, from the things that are actually put in the mouth to the ingredients, utensils, tableware, and meal etiquette.

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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