Imabari City Murakami Pirate Museum

Museum / Science Museum
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.

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Ehime Imabari-shi Miyakubocho Miyakubo 1285 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Monday (next weekday in case of public holiday), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/3)
[Exhibition fee]
[Adults (General)] 310 yen
[Students] 160 yen
[High School Students and under or under 18 years old] Free
*Other discounts available
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Available (Available only in the smoking corner at the south entrance)
Not available
English Menu
Available (Explanation of exhibits inside the museum, some audio guides are available in multiple languages)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 11, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Very Nice surprise
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.01.20
    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...
  • Murakami Pirates
    4.0 Reviewed : 2017.08.20
    In the latter half of the Warring States Period, the Murakami Clan gained power with their bases on the Geiyo Archipelago in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea. xa0The Murakami Clan was composed of 3...
  • 天下統一前の時代に、村上海賊がどの様な活動をしていたのか、ロマンを感じさせます
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.17

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