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Matsushima Bay

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Address: Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Matsushima-machi 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Boat trip around the bay

The boat trip around the bay was in multiple languages and provided a good history and views of the many islands.

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Rich M
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 the dock, the seagulls will be very intrigued by you. 10/10 would do it again. Because I totally did it many times.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day I visited it was cold and I stayed ashore. I took a long walk along the shoreline and enjoyed every minute of it. People that I met along the way were friendly and stopped me for a chat. I am sure that a boat ride in the summer would be a lot of fun.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited here many years ago, fortuitously arriving the day of the temple float matsuri (Hiyoshi Sanno Jinja festival). We returned in 2016 from our base in Sendai. This is an easy day trip and you can plan the train timings to your liking. The islands appeared less damaged than we had anticipated after the dreadful tsunami. Walking around the... More 

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Fahaheel, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Matsushima bay is a very good picnic spot and can travel through the islands in a nice boat ride with a very closer view to the islands which takes about 1 hour from Shiogama marine gate. There is a land bridge to the Fukuura island which has the National botanical garden and the walking around the island gives a trekking... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

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 different islands. And when you're back to the land, visit around the spots around. Excellent.

Thank Aomori
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The boat trip around the bay was in multiple languages and provided a good history and views of the many islands.

Thank Rich M
Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great place to spend a day. Even from the beach there are lots of nice views, and a harbor cruise is a wonderful way to see some of the islands up close. Don't miss the oyster shacks, serving all-you-can-eat oysters broiled in their shells. Just a bit from the boat jetty (to the West) is a promontory/island... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Sendai station > Matsushimakaigan station then walked around downtown Matsushima. Even with the rain, this place was breathtaking. Historical and quaint. Would recommend this for a little bit of small town charm and captivating views. Fuukura Island is also just as gorgeous. Pay 200 yen per person to cross.

Thank Noelle G
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The bay it's really nice to walk. There is a long bridge that cross to an small island where you can walk for like an hour and have great views of the bay.

Thank Ezequiel C
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Many things to discover over there: temple, tea ceremony while looking at the beautiful sunset. Historic place with caves. On the other side of the main road.

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