TOHOKU

Matsushima
松島

260 islands in a bay :

Matsushima is one of Nihon Sankei and there are 260 different sizes of islands in Matsushima Bay, located to the east of Sendai City prefectural seat of the Miyagi Prefecture. Cruise vessels going around the islands, Zen temples, Buddhism facilities and inns lined along the shore attract tourists. It was damaged by the tsunami too, but accomplished revival early because there was little damage.

Access and Getting Around

Because of the Tohoku Shinkansen between Sendai and Tokyo, it is convenient, and it is accessible to Matsushima from Sendai by train of the JR Senseki Line. It is accessible from Shiogama Port by cruise. Combining vessel and train tour is pleasant too.

Matsushima

Features

Zuigan-ji Temple

-Temples 

The typical temple of Tohoku was built in 1609 by Date Masamune who was a ruler of this area.It is a temple but, in fact, the function as a castle is a certainly rare.The high level pictures in the temple are evaluated as the representation of the Japanese natural view....

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Entsu-ji Temple

-Temples 

Entsuuji Temple is next to Zuigan-ji Temple.The quiet atmosphere of the garden is really wonderful.Though Seeing cherry blossoms at night is popular, its quietness is felt throughout the year....

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Fukuura Island

-Sea View 

It is an island in the middle of Matsushima Bay.A bridge extends to the island and a beautiful view is seen on the island.There is a one-hour trail, which makes tourists relaxing.Yet, admission passing the bridge is 200 yen....

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Godaido

-Historic Sites 

Godaido is a hall next to the pier bridge and the symbol of Matsushima.It was built in 1604, and now is an important cultural inheritance.Visitors feels its history rather than its flamboyance.Passing a small bridge is the building....

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Oshima Island

-Sea View 

It is a small island a 10-minute walk away from the pier bridge.It is healing, as the number of visitors is so few.The whole island is surrounded by pine trees, which seems the origin of the name Matsushima,and the scene of Matsushima Bay and trace and of the ascetic practices of the Zen priest is splendid,so it is never overlooked as a tourism spot....

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Kanrantei

-Historic Sites 

Kanrantei is a typical Japanese tea house.kanran means the“place to view ripples on water”, so the sea views from the house is popular among tourists.It has a small museum, too....

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Accommodation around Matsushima

Links

Miyagi Tourism Federation

Miyagi Prefecture

 

Booking.com

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