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Matsushima Bay, Matsushima-machi
(3.9/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Admire the tiny landmasses of Matsushima Bay, a coastal area known for its scenery, wealth of vantage points, and sightseeing cruises. From the mainland, four long-established viewpoints represent the most popular way of experiencing the bay; visit them all for different vistas of the offshore collection of pine covered islands. Alternatively, opt to take one of the many cruises around the bay for up-close inspection of the varying rock formations, as well as the black and red pines topping the 260 grey rock islets. With our world travel planner, Matsushima-machi attractions like Matsushima Bay can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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 differen...  more »
  • Matsushima Bay, enjoyed in a long time, but it is still clean. The Edo period why not stopped phrase haiku poet Basho Matsuo, I think.
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  • The boat trip around the bay was in multiple languages and provided a good history and views of the many islands.