Matsushima Bay, Matsushima-machi

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#1 of 80 in Parks in Miyagi Prefecture
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. Put Matsushima Bay into our Matsushima-machi travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Matsushima-machi.
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  • The cruise ship cannot feed the sea seagull, if the traveler can consider whether or not to come, other I think that is not too special, is a Aleppo a business tour of the point
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  • We managed to visit this beautiful place on a sunny day after typhoon Lan struck Miyagi Prefecture earlier. Made up of some 200 small islands which covered by pine trees, some look like bonsai plants....  more »
  • Because the 311 sea tsunami, the Pine Island Bay also suffered damage, go to a lot of places in the repair, the weather is not very good, so it is not easy to understand the beauty of the island. It's not too bad to eat the roasted oyster.
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The most popular accommodations in Matsushima-machi lie close to the bay, offering views of the forested limestone landmasses. Hotels large and small, traditional and modern, occupy the area to the east side of the bay, with many of the options offering onsite onsens. Explore options near the train stations for a set of simpler, more budget-friendly places to stay, including hotels, guesthouses, and hostels.
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