Godaido, Matsushima-machi

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Admire twelve Zodiac animal carvings on the wall of Godaido, a temple founded by a Tendai monk in 828 CE. The site depicts five wisdom kings of Japanese Buddhism. The temple opens its door only once every 33 years to display its sacred statues (it was last opened in 2006), so don't plan to go inside. Sitting on the small island, the free site has easy access by three walking bridges and features a souvenir shop nearby. Make Godaido a centerpiece of your Matsushima-machi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Matsushima-machi trip itinerary maker app .
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  • View godaido sightseeing ship of Matsushima Bay, off the ship from godaido. Matsushima Bay. Watermark across godaido bridge and passes the vertical Board and feels quaint. Great views of Matsushima Bay, view from godaido.
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  • An old shrine is located on a small island on the waterfront Thomas Tsu-Shima. The journey from the station matsushimagaikan from Sendai city took 40 minutes and the best place to make a pilgrimage tour.
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  • Buddhist temple located in little island Japan Sankei Matsushima is a nationally designated important cultural properties. Current building is the oldest Momoyama style buildings in Tohoku district built by date Masamune. See the sea from the coast of Matsushima Cross Red watermark bridge, and a little scary. It is a name from that enshrined a statue of five. There are many great views of Matsushima Bay, Temple Island pine trees.
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