Godaido, Matsushima-machi

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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  • Because it was raining, and cross the bridge. Was crowded with many tourists. It is necessary to note objects to fall from the bridge.
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  • The bathroom. Time is 5 minutes. It was crowded with many people. It is beautiful. You can enjoy the scenery could have plenty of people to a cramped, so enjoy slowly.
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  • Just a short walk from the boat dock or public transportation. Admission is free and it's such a beautiful spot that you don't want to pass this up. Great picture opportunities and good for the entire...  more »
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  • Old but nicely preserved historic structure. Located on a island which is connected by two little bridge.
  • Small island with a historical temple. Crossing the bridge was interesting as there are small holes in the bridge. But other than that, there's nothing much.
  • Small shrine. Nothing much here but worth the stop on the way to Fukuurajima
  • Nothing special but it's close enough to worth a short stop. But if you are looking for a better view I recommend you Oshima Island.
  • Nice sea view
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