Recommended Reservation Available  

Wear Date Masamune’s Black Lacquer Five-Plate Armor

Become the famous samurai Date Masamune in Matsushima!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

About 1 hour.

Number of Participants



10,000 JPY– (tax included)

Visitors can experience wearing Date Masamune’s “Black Lacquer Five-Plate” armor, which was created by craftsmen who produce armor used for television dramas and movies. Why don’t you experience how armor is worn and feel the actual weight?

You don’t need to prepare or bring any items, just make the reservation by the day before. To try on armor you should be 150cm (4 feet, 11 inches) or taller. (If less than 150cm and still interested, please consult with us)

Up to two people can be dressed simultaneously.
There are two types of armor: actual armor 20kg (44lbs) and replica 10kg (22lbs).
Optional professional photographer photo shooting (additional 2,000 yen).

You can wear authentic armor. Taking photos and videos is allowed. How would you like to use this special photo for a wedding ceremony message, photo for New Year's cards, or for children's anniversaries, etc.?

Experience Program NameWear Date Masamune’s Black Lacquer Five-Plate Armor
Activity LocationMichinoku Date Masamune History Museum
Time RequiredAbout 1 hour.
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeArrive at appointment time. Activity begins after reception process.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants2people
Reservation Deadline1 days before by 17:00
About suspension of the activityThe experience may be canceled due to reasons such as natural disasters.
Important notes regarding participationParticipants should be 150cm or taller.
Wear Date Masamune’s Black Lacquer Five-Plate Armor10,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceArmor wearing experience.
What is not included in the priceSeparate eyepatch (500 yen, tax included).
Professional photographer (2,000 yen, tax included).
Method of PaymentPay by cash, credit card, or electric money on the day.
Meeting Spot13-13 Fugendo, Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-0213
Meeting TimeAvailable during museum hours.
Access--By Public Transportation--
・10-minute walk from Matsushima-Kaigan Station (Senseki Line).
・15-minute walk from Matsushima Station (Tohoku Honsen Line).

--By Car--
・5-minute drive from the Sanriku Expressway, Matsushima-Kaigan IC.
・25-minute drive from Tohoku Expressway Taiwa.
・40-minute drive from Sendai.
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestroom, coin lockers.
Barrier-free AccessYes
5 wheelchairs.
About Guides and ToursExplanation by staff.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese