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Lovely stroll

Again, as part of a Matsushima visit, walking across this bridge and wandering around on the... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2016
Parksville, Canada
Rustic island with great views of the bay.

This isn't the usual polished tourist attraction you might expect. It is a relatively rundown... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2014
Bonsall, California
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Apr 19, 2018
“Vacation ”
Jun 12, 2017
“Quiet gem”
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Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Great site to visit. It's free and excellent picture opportunities. A short walk from public transportation and great for the entire family. No more than 30 minutes and it's well spent.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Probably most tourist miss this island, because that morning we were the only ones. There were some local clam-pickers and men fishing, but no visitors. So very peaceful experience. Beautiful views, trees and old caves for meditation.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed March 5, 2017

A bridge takes you to this magical island. Lots of caves with relics and carvings can be found in many spots on the island. Some caves are easy to find, others are hidden. Strolling around the island, climbing to the top to visit the small...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed December 1, 2016

Again, as part of a Matsushima visit, walking across this bridge and wandering around on the walking trails is a peaceful and beautiful way to spend an hour or 2. Good for taking photos for the Bay and its islands.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Bomani
Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you are in Matsushima you definitly have to go to this island. It is a nice walk with a great selections of differnt trees and nice views of the bay. It is a very quite place, with not many people walking around.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank BP_EatLover
Reviewed June 10, 2016

This set of islands are linked by small red bridges and offers reasonable paths, caves, headstones, temples. There are lovely views over the bay from several of the lookout points. There's no charge and you can walk at the pace you want.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed July 19, 2014

This isn't the usual polished tourist attraction you might expect. It is a relatively rundown, small island with a few small, old temples and caves. Monks used to study here in the caves all around that were carved into the stone. The best part of...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank davegidd
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