Matsushima Bay, Matsushima-machi

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#1 of 120 in Parks in Miyagi Prefecture
Admire the tiny landmasses of Matsushima Bay, a coastal area known for its scenery, wealth of vantage points, and sightseeing cruises. From the mainland, four long-established viewpoints represent the most popular way of experiencing the bay; visit them all for different vistas of the offshore collection of pine covered islands. Alternatively, opt to take one of the many cruises around the bay for up-close inspection of the varying rock formations, as well as the black and red pines topping the 260 grey rock islets. Put Matsushima Bay into our Matsushima-machi travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Matsushima-machi.
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  • Only 40mins away from Sendai station, many of the attractions in Matsushima is within easy walking distance. Of course, being popular with tourists, you may find things a little crowded, but you can.....  more »
  • As one of 日本三景,Matsushima is just 40 minutes from Sendai, taking JR Senseki Line to Matsushima Kaigan Station from JR Sendai station. Another great getaway from city life. Don’t miss it if you are in....  more »
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  • Nice boat ride.
  • Gorgeous! One of the traditional "Three Views of Japan", a couple dozen small islands dot a pristine bay. Bridges and boats link many of the islands. The area has been a natural landmark for centuries, and as such sculptures and small obelisks are arrayed on the islands. To offer a geeky aside: if you're a fan of the games of Cyan Worlds, the islands super feel like an area out of Myst. ;)
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