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Matsushima Bay

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Address: Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Matsushima-machi 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Lovely Bay full of islands

Less than 100 miles N. of Fukushima, but unaffected my tsunami - Matsushima Bay is full of beautiful small islands with trees resembling multiple bonsai displays. Cruises... read more

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314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Less than 100 miles N. of Fukushima, but unaffected my tsunami - Matsushima Bay is full of beautiful small islands with trees resembling multiple bonsai displays. Cruises enjoyable - but on smaller boats watch for choppy water.

Thank heund
Perth, Australia
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are two separate compamies that run trips. No discernible difference that we could see. Commentary in limited English, which sometimes was a bit slow off the mark, so we had already passed the islands/ landmarks in question! Ha ha all part of the fun, really. Trip only lasts 50 minutes, so easily enough time to do it and still... More 

Thank tamaletown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had many a happy times sitting at my comfortable table, sipping hot coffee, and watching the waves go by. Many cute islands will grab my attention and I will snap pictures of them. If you stand at the dock, the seagulls will be very intrigued by you. 10/10 would do it again. Because I totally did it many times.... More 

Thank Heidi N
Honolulu, Hawaii
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The day I visited it was cold and I stayed ashore. I took a long walk along the shoreline and enjoyed every minute of it. People that I met along the way were friendly and stopped me for a chat. I am sure that a boat ride in the summer would be a lot of fun.

Thank Gershon666
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576 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 723 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited here many years ago, fortuitously arriving the day of the temple float matsuri (Hiyoshi Sanno Jinja festival). We returned in 2016 from our base in Sendai. This is an easy day trip and you can plan the train timings to your liking. The islands appeared less damaged than we had anticipated after the dreadful tsunami. Walking around the... More 

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Fahaheel, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Matsushima bay is a very good picnic spot and can travel through the islands in a nice boat ride with a very closer view to the islands which takes about 1 hour from Shiogama marine gate. There is a land bridge to the Fukuura island which has the National botanical garden and the walking around the island gives a trekking... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Don't miss Matsushima when you're in Sendai. Very easily accessed from Sendai station to Matsushima Coast station and take a Ferry Cruise (one hour) - that you can enjoy the beautiful view of different islands. And when you're back to the land, visit around the spots around. Excellent.

Thank Aomori
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The boat trip around the bay was in multiple languages and provided a good history and views of the many islands.

Thank Rich M
Keene, New Hampshire
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167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great place to spend a day. Even from the beach there are lots of nice views, and a harbor cruise is a wonderful way to see some of the islands up close. Don't miss the oyster shacks, serving all-you-can-eat oysters broiled in their shells. Just a bit from the boat jetty (to the West) is a promontory/island... More 

Thank LDWG
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Sendai station > Matsushimakaigan station then walked around downtown Matsushima. Even with the rain, this place was breathtaking. Historical and quaint. Would recommend this for a little bit of small town charm and captivating views. Fuukura Island is also just as gorgeous. Pay 200 yen per person to cross.

Thank Noelle G

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