Godaido Hall is a small wooden temple that stands on the closest islet to the pier. There is a short bridge with many gaps (a little dangerous) and the islet offers a good view of the bay. You will see many stalls selling oyster.
The hall was originally constructed in the 9th century and rebuilt in the 17th century. The outer walls are covered with ornate carvings of animals that represent the Chinese zodiac. The building houses five wooden statues that are made open to the public once every 33 years (next in 2039).
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 28.3km) Google Transit
5.03 weeks ago
This is a national treasure site situated just next to the jetty when you alight from the Matsushima excursion ferry ride. No entrance fee is required. The red bridges connect you to the temple and you'll have to walk on the planks as the bridges are not fully covered. Apparently it closes at 5pm. You'll get a good view of the bay from there. Highly recommended!
4.02 months ago
A nice walk through three small bridges. Great view.
5.0a month ago
A must to visit this ancient shrine, beautiful view into the bay
4.07 months ago
Old but nicely preserved historic structure. Located on a island which is connected by two little bridge.
4.0a year ago
Small island with a historical temple. Crossing the bridge was interesting as there are small holes in the bridge. But other than that, there's nothing much.