Matsushima is known as one of "the three most scenic views in Japan".
Matsushima Bay is dotted with approximately 260 pine-clad islands.
Cruising by sightseeing boat is best way to watch the great scenery.
Matsushima area also has historical and temples, including a national treasure.
They were founded more than 400 years ago, by the famous samurai Date Masamune.
At Sendai Station
Matsushima Bay Cruise by sightseeing boat
Zuiganji Temple, a national treasure.
Entsuin Temple, an important national cultural asset.
Godaido Hall, an important national cultural asset.
At Sendai Station
Matsushima has been ranked one of "the three most scenic views in Japan".
This area is also famous for its historical structures including prestigious temples.
You can enjoy the beauty of nature,Japanese culture, and its history.
Zuiganji Temple is one of the most famous Zen temple in Tohoku(North-Eastern Japan) region.
It's buildings are designated as the national treasures.
Entsuin Temple is famous for its beautiful Japanese rock garden.
You can also try making Buddhist rosary.
You can rest and enjoy Japanese Matcha (Japanese green tea) at Kanrantei Teahouse.
Any season is good for sightseeing in Matsushima.
In spring, you can see cherry blossoms on a hill.
Summer is the best season for cruising by sightseeing boat.
In Autumn, colored leaves in temple's gardens are so beautiful.
Pine trees covered by snow is a specialty of winter.
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee
We use public transportation.
The road gets jammed with cars in tourist seasons, I recommend using a train.
Matsushima area has many tourist spots.
If you have any places you are interested in, please do not hesitate to ask me.
Our plan will be as flexible as possible.
We ride a train from Sendai Station to Matsushima Kaigan Station. The wan way fee is 410 yen (820 yen for round trip) .
Matsushima cruise by a sightseeing boat:
200 yen (the price of tea and sweets are not included)
My wife is a true Hanyu Yuzuru’s fan and that’s the main reason why we decided to spend half day (on our way to Akita) in Sendai to visit his birth place and hometown. If triplelights allow us to give Shunsuke a six stars rating, we are more happy to do so. Shunsuke diligently planned a special tour to make sure my wife can experience her “Yuzuru” experience, Shunsuke even went beyond and helped my wife to get the limited Yuzuru subway pass two months before we arrived. He understand our group is traveling with an elderly and pre arranged taxi service besides using the subway. Shunsuke is very communicative, patient, courteous and accommodative. We decided to schedule another half day trip with him when we travel back from Akita to Tokyo. Anyone who is interested in exploring the beautiful Sendai should hire Shunsuke.
Thank you for the great review. I had a great time with you and your family, too. Hanyu Yuzuru is a hero to Sendai people. I am so glad that he attracts many fans to Sendai.
Shunsuke was a great tour guide with a lot of experience, he planned our tour carefully and also took into account my preferences about what to do along the way. I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and he took me to a park on the hills of Matsushima where the view of cherry blossoms together with the view of Matshusima Bay area was amazing! I wanted to try some of the local food and he took me to a local restaurant for a great sushi course and famous local oysters. Of course, we also visited all the important monuments in the area, even witnessed a real buddhist wedding ceremony in Zuiganji Temple! Every step along the way, he told me about the importance and the history of the places we visited. I really enjoyed the tour and also learned a lot from him. I would highly recommend Shunsuke as a tour guide to anyone planning to visit Matsushima area..
Thank you very much for a great review. I am glad that you I enjoyed the tour in Matsushima. You were interested in many things in our local town, which made me happy. I also had a great time with you.
Very Welcome..and Have The Right Time To See Wonderful Scene...Great Job
Thank you very much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you and your family.