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Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So different from Thousand Islands in Canada, much smaller, but very interesting ! Sculptured by the waves of Pacific and frequent Typhoons

Thank pictureperfect2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some islands are visible from the roads and paths on the edge of the bay. We took a one hour ferry cruise on the day after the edge of a typhoon had brought rain and clouds to the area. Nonetheless the scenery was quite pleasant...More

Thank kencoolum
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Once you leave the Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima axis you see few Caucasians traveling. I do not know why. There are so many beautiful places and this is at the top. If you liked Hanlong Bay Viet Nam and Phanaga Bay Thailand you will like this...More

1  Thank drjeff
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This bay is considered one of the most beautiful sights in Japan. As far as seasides goes, it really is unique with its many small islands. Maybe it's just me but this bay has a calming effect. Maybe that's why monks in the old days...More

Thank BogieVille
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Matsushima Bay is a beautiful location covered with 260 small islands, most with their own pine trees! A boat ride gives you a real perspective of just how interesting and lovely this bay is. Each island has its own name and the vista from many...More

Thank EmeryJoe
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is a must visit because it has an amazing view. You can take a boat trip to experience and to enjoy the sea , the beautiful islands and the fresh air. Be sure not to miss to eat the famous and delicious Sasa...More

1  Thank Karim G
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We took a boat trip round the bay as part of a tour. The trip was quite quick and did a tour of part of the bay. The islands are very scenic and pretty. Good to do.

Thank John G
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Matsushima Bay is beautiful and it's an easy day or half day trip from Sendai. We had read about the boat cruises but decided to just walk along the water front and walk out on to the three islands that are accessible by foot and...More

1  Thank Pacificwoman59
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The sea was rough and it was an overcasting day so we didn’t take a boat ride. The scenery was nice from the shore — would be nicer if we could walk all the way along the seafront, most of which was blocked by construction...More

1  Thank ShiningSchnee
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Listen to all the interesting stories behind the 260 islands scattered in this beautiful Matsushima Bay. There is a brief English translation following the Japanese explanations. For more, check `hiddenjapanguide.com`

Thank rie s
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