Sant Juan Bautista Museum

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.

Spot details

Address
Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Watanoha Omori 30-2
Phone
0225242210
Hours
9:30-16:30
[Aug.] 9:30-17:30
* Latest entry is 30 minutes closing
Closed
Tuesday (excluding Public holidays), 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 Fan Shop
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

Review

  • Declining site but see it now before its destroyed in 2021
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.02.04
    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...
  • Very interesting but mainly in Japanese
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.04.22
    English speaking individuals will enjoy the museum but many exhibits are only in Japanese. The setting is beautiful, right on the water.
  • Fascinating piece of history but out of the way
    4.0 Reviewed:2015.11.15
    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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