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Sant Juan Bautista Museum (宮城県慶長使節船ミュージアム・サンファン館)

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Museum / Science Museum

This museum is located about five minutes by car from JR Watanoha Station. The San Juan Bautista was a galleon ship that went back and forth across the Pacific Ocean in the 1600s. A replica of it is moored here, and visitors learn about the achievements of the Keicho Envoy and sailing culture during the Age of Discovery. The design of the adjacent San Juan Park is based on an Italian plaza the Keicho Envoy's Hasekura Tsunenaga might have seen, and it hosts outdoor events. *Due to restoration work, the ship is currently closed to tours.

place

Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Watanoha Omori 30-2 (Ishinomaki / KesennumaArea)

phone 0225242210
place

9:30-16:30
[Aug.] 9:30-17:30
*Latest entry is 30 minutes closing

Review of Santjuan Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/02/04 Declining site but see it now before its destroyed in 2021
Ive visited this site several times since 2014. However, its been over two years since my last visit. Now you cannot go to the dock around the ship. You cannot board the ship. I talked to the women...
Reviewed:2018/04/22 Very interesting but mainly in Japanese
English speaking individuals will enjoy the museum but many exhibits are only in Japanese. The setting is beautiful, right on the water.
Reviewed:2015/11/15 Fascinating piece of history but out of the way
This museum, with its reconstruction of the ship San Juan Bautista, tells a remarkable story. The first Japanese-built sea-going ship (built in the Spanish style) crossed the Pacific Ocean four...

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Details

Address
Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Watanoha Omori 30-2 [map]
Area
Ishinomaki / KesennumaArea
Phone
0225242210
Hours
9:30-16:30
[Aug.] 9:30-17:30
*Latest entry is 30 minutes closing
Closed
Tuesday (except Public holiday), New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee]General350yen, Free for high school students and younger
Parking Lot
Available(300spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
*Available only for SAN FASHION
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.