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“Pine beach”
Review of Matsushima Bay

Matsushima Bay
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Full-Day Historical Cycling Tour in Matsushima
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Tagajo-shi, Miyagi, Japan
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“Pine beach”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

A view on of the memorial hill overseeing the pine trees towards the sea gave me good impression about wonders of God, combined with limitless adventures of man. These add beauty to nature.

Visited January 2013
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Yokohama, Japan
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“Taking recovery steps from 3/11 earthquake and tsunami”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

A well-known tourist site in Japan. An one-hour cruise is recommended to see various-shaped rocks in the bay at close range. It costs about 18 dollars per person and half of it for kid (normally aged 12 or under). You may pay extra for better views from the 2nd deck.

A guide will tell you that the ship you are on is one of those that survived the March 11 tsunami. The owner lost half of his vessels in the disaster.

The shops on the seaside promenade are fully recovered from the earthquake and tsunami. But they were once devastated. Many shops display the photos before their recovery. The area had relatively little damages compared to nearby places like Rikuzen-Takata or Minami-Sanriku because the rocks broke down the wave.

Once outside the major tourist area on the coast, you will still see a vast wasteland and houses with only the second floor. Some of houses remain turned-over.

For this season, I read the report that the oyster shops will be closed, not because of radiation from Fukushima but because of poor harvest due to hot water temperatures from this year’s heated summer. What a disappointment!

But all in all, tourists are coming back, including those from overseas. Cheer for Tohoku!

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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“The sea is off limits”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Whilst it might look pretty, because of the Fukushima nuclear fallout, the sea is off limits and there really is no reason to venture to this side of Japan, go to Nikko or Hakone instead.

Visited August 2012
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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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“Magnificent Scenery”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Matsushima Bay is definitely one of must visit places in Japan. I visit Matsushima Bay twice during 2009 and 2010 before Tsunami in March 2011 on my annual business trip to Japan. Highly recommended to taste oysters and ox tongue in restaurants along Matsushima Bay. Best season to visit and strolling down Matsushima Bay street is during spring and summer.

Visited June 2011
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Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia
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“Matsushima bay”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

So beautifull place... You feel like a poet and start to write poems))

Visited November 2011
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