- Learn the history of Murakami Kaizoku pirates
- Go on a Japanese pirate cruise
- Pass Japanese castle ruins and neighbouring islands of Setouchi and Oshima Ohashi
- Visit the Murakami Suigun Museum
- Dress up in traditional armour and arms
- Receive a complimentary t-shirt and a drink in the in-house cafe
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Acclaimed to be the most fearsome pirate clan in Japan during the mid-14th century, the Murakami Clan were a naval force that once ruled the Seto Inland Sea during the mid-14th century, They took control of major sea routes using their expertise to navigate the violently swirling currents. It is said that their knowledge and expertise have influenced present-day military and politics in this area.
On this tour, you will go on an easy cruise around the historic castle ruins with a rich backdrop of neighbouring islands and a beautiful white bridge. Active around 500 years ago, The Murakami Clan controlled the narrow waterways interspersed with tides that, to this day, reach a speed of up to 18km/h. Experience the powerful natural phenomena of the Seto Inland Sea as you sail along in your historic ship. Characterized by violent sea currents and breaking waves, you can experience the life of a pirate; a thrilling experience that rocks the whole body. Enjoy the beautiful spectacle of nature around you while immersing yourself in the history of the Murakami Clan.
This tour also features a visit to the Murakami Suigun Museum; the only military museum in Japan with a collection of model ships from the period and costumes worn by the general. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the history of Murakami Kaizoku pirates while appreciating the treasures of the museum. At the museum, you can experience wearing full-bodied armour and a collection of arms from the period. After the visit, there will be multiple photo opportunities. You will get a complimentary drink at the in-house cafe, and a T-shirt with a motif of Murakami Suigun. (You can choose one from M, L, and XL sizes.)
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