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Godaido, Matsushima-machi

(3.2/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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. Use our Matsushima-machi vacation trip planner to visit Godaido on your trip to Matsushima-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Across the bridge, there is a shrine. So no large cars, stayed for about ten minutes. A little Hill so often views of Matsushima Bay.
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  • Think here if you come to Matsushima tourist visits. Bridge over the five Temple appears in the watermark bridge sea and the hungry gap mobile Yara purse across if you dropped it is hard to think. To pray at five, was slowly while enjoying the view.
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  • Godaido temple is very near to the boat docking station and tourist information center. Nice to see a small temple in an island which is just 2 minutes walk. We can see the full Matsushima bay from th...  more »