Matsushima Bay

Sightseeing information about Matsushima Bay in Japan.

Matsushima Bay4.6

Go to this spotGoogle Transit
GoodSeasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

For many centuries, Matsushima Bay has been celebrated as one of Japan's Three Great Sights (the other two being Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture and Ama-no-Hashidate in Kyoto Prefecture). There are about 260 rock islands dotted with pine trees. The famed haiku poet Basho paid a visit in 1689 and composed a poem to highly praise the sweeping bay.

The highlights include a finest zen temple (Zuiganji Temple), a large tea house offering powered green tea (Kanran-tei), and bay cruises that loop around major islands.

Purposeelderly,nature,family,first time in Japan,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 28.3km) Google Transit

Spot Reviews (0)