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Matsushima Bay, Matsushima-machi

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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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  • Less than 100 miles N. of Fukushima, but unaffected my tsunami - Matsushima Bay is full of beautiful small islands with trees resembling multiple bonsai displays. Cruises enjoyable - but on smaller bo...  more »
  • There are two separate compamies that run trips. No discernible difference that we could see. Commentary in limited English, which sometimes was a bit slow off the mark, so we had already passed the i...  more »
  • I had many a happy times sitting at my comfortable table, sipping hot coffee, and watching the waves go by. Many cute islands will grab my attention and I will snap pictures of them. If you stand at t...  more »