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
5.02 months ago
For me, the impression is all wood and no paint, which is exactly how Japanese temples are supposed to be. Unlike the the ones in Kyoto. I love the bell and the panoramic views you get here. What a charming little place.
5.05 months ago
The bridge connects to this island is masterpiece itself. It makes the walk super fun. Short but amazing! Temple is in such good shape and built so beautifully. Views are absolutely stunning!
5.07 months ago
Don’t miss the little temple and the traditional Japanese wooden bridge. It’s exceptional beautiful when you arrived during sunset in Autumn.
5.05 months ago
Standing on a small island on its own, beautiful! What a location!
5.0a year ago
Godaidō Temple was one of the many incredible sites that make up the foreshore of Matsushima! I was blown away by the detail, the beauty, the colours, the views, the bridged triple-island... Everything!
Spend some time there and just enjoy everything around you!