Matsushima day trip

Matsushima is one of the prettiest coastal areas in Japan.

Just 30 minutes from Sendai, Matsushima Bay is a lovely day trip and a nice change of pace from busy Sendai City. The bay, which fortunately escaped much damage in the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami, is known in Japan as one of the country's top three ocean views. (Japan does love a list!) Dotted with over 200 islands covered with pine trees it certainly is a scenic spot and a great place for a boat trip which is easy to arrange on arrival.

Matsushima day trip

located in Sendai

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • Journey through the lush rural landscapes in Tohoku, a land steeped in tradition and mystery, on this classic two-week itinerary.

    Northern Highlights

    When the famous Haiku poet Matsuo Basho set off on his pilgrimage to the North he was to discover rural Japan, a land of lush landscapes and rich in legend. As you journey through the pilgrimage towns of Tohoku and on to remote Sado Island you'll experience some of the same Japan as the great poet.

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    Journey through the lush rural landscapes in Tohoku, a land steeped in tradition and mystery, on this classic two-week itinerary.

Other Sightseeing experiences

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  • Gunkanjima cruise

    Gunkanjima cruise

    Take a boat trip to see the mysterious island of Gunkanjima - aka 'Battle Ship Island'.

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  • Shitamachi Tokyo old town

    Shitamachi Tokyo old town

    Experience the old town Tokyo atmosphere in the Shitamachi district.

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