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Matsushima Bay

Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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“oysters” (13 reviews)
“day trip” (12 reviews)
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Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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"oysters"
in 13 reviews
"day trip"
in 12 reviews
"sendai station"
in 7 reviews
"pine trees"
in 8 reviews
"boat cruise"
in 5 reviews
"red bridge"
in 6 reviews
"fish market"
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"jr pass"
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"all you can eat"
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"sunny day"
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"natural beauty"
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"yen per person"
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"minute walk"
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"every hour on the hour"
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"return trip"
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"long bridge"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were there after the end of the cherry blossom and expected to find the quality of the Japanese welcome either in the shops, the restaurants or the tourists spots. The Japanese quality is nowhere to be found : no welcome and no smile in...More

Thank YG-EG
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very relaxing boat ride through the islands. Looking at the erosion and the shapes of the islands that were left was amazing. We took the boat ride over to Matsushima for an afternoon of lunch and visiting the Temples and Gardens. Great afternoon activitie.

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This could be a good place to visit during summer but we had visited here in winter. Moreover, the place has been a bit commercial. Put aside the cultural background, the scene at Halong Bay is more appealing to us.

2  Thank HK C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Due to I arrived there around noon, so 1. I could not get the ship trip back to Shiogama that sailing to see many beautiful island and giving birds food. (The last ship was around 1.30pm I guessed, so I could not go back instantly...More

Thank SarahAHA121
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It's a very famous spot and we came to cross it out of our to-do list. But to be honest, the boat ride was a bit boring (especially in the later half). The islands are cute, but really not too spectacular... It's worth doing if...More

Thank jaylowe
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Easy to get there. The view from the mountain is nice. We go fun sun set view. It's calm, quiet and pretty.

Thank Daotalks
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Matsushima Bay is beautiful and rated as one of Japan's top three scenic areas. It features windswept islands in all shapes and forms. The best way to view these islands are by boat and there is a tour boat offering about a 45 minute narrated...More

1  Thank Doc687
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Matsushima gets its name from matsu (pine) and shima (island). To get here, one can take the Tohoku line to Matsushima-kaigan station from Sendai station. The River Cruises gave us a profound introduction to the Bay and the islets on it. Many of the islets...More

Thank YubaPrincess
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We managed to visit this beautiful place on a sunny day after typhoon Lan struck Miyagi Prefecture earlier. Made up of some 200 small islands which covered by pine trees, some look like bonsai plants. We took Senseki Line from Sendai to Matsushima Kaigan Station....More

1  Thank lizcyni
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Matsushima - as the name states, it's all about pines (matsu) and islands (shima). Matsushima Bay is one of the Three Views of Japan. The pine-covered rock islets have been a sightseeing destination for at least a thousand years. The best way to see the...More

3  Thank Heikki S
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