Matsushima Bay, Matsushima-machi

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#1 of 82 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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    We took the Tohoku line train to Matsushima Station. It is about a 20 minute walk to main bay area from there. The Matsushima Kaigan Station is closer to the town centre, however, and we returned to S...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Just around noon was overcast cloudy went, but don't think August. Blue Sea was imagine Green Islands, and different views could it was in this atmosphere.
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  • August 10, 2017
    2008 earthquake happen last time I came in my House still after children are born not the views too little was changed at the time. We also rode the boat disaster as was evident and views different from even a little island feel. As usual around Matsushima road crowding easy jam feeling was. And still the aftermath of the earthquake by the sea away from Matsushima, tourism lanatus if eyes tend to affect I still have like, I hope as soon as possible reconstruction.
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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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