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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  • The five halls are a small temple, but it should be a feature of the temple is located in the small island. It's a nice view of Pine Island, which can be looked at from a distance.
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  • Zuiganji temple one is the designated important cultural properties. Godaido crosses a transparent bridge and offshore islets. Current building was built in 1604 in date Masamune's life is a thing. Is a place where you can enjoy views of Matsushima Bay, and on a rainy cloudy weather was during a visit. Now sunny day to visit.
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  • Reach over the bridge built over the sea, and how to meet Temple. Difficult to cross and there are people who have good views of Matsushima from around the temple, is a top tourist destination.
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  • 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.
  • Great to see if your in the area. Took and train from Sendai for boat tour and stopped here. Pretty cool looking temple on an island.
  • Not much to see. Good spot for photos.
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