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Some islands are visible from the roads and paths on the edge of the bay. We took a one hour ferry cruise on the day after the edge of a typhoon had brought rain and clouds to the area. Nonetheless the scenery was quite pleasant...More
Once you leave the Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima axis you see few Caucasians traveling. I do not know why. There are so many beautiful places and this is at the top. If you liked Hanlong Bay Viet Nam and Phanaga Bay Thailand you will like this...More
This bay is considered one of the most beautiful sights in Japan. As far as seasides goes, it really is unique with its many small islands. Maybe it's just me but this bay has a calming effect. Maybe that's why monks in the old days...More
Matsushima Bay is a beautiful location covered with 260 small islands, most with their own pine trees! A boat ride gives you a real perspective of just how interesting and lovely this bay is. Each island has its own name and the vista from many...More
This place is a must visit because it has an amazing view. You can take a boat trip to experience and to enjoy the sea , the beautiful islands and the fresh air.
Be sure not to miss to eat the famous and delicious Sasa...More
Matsushima Bay is beautiful and it's an easy day or half day trip from Sendai. We had read about the boat cruises but decided to just walk along the water front and walk out on to the three islands that are accessible by foot and...More
The sea was rough and it was an overcasting day so we didn’t take a boat ride. The scenery was nice from the shore — would be nicer if we could walk all the way along the seafront, most of which was blocked by construction...More
Listen to all the interesting stories behind the 260 islands scattered in this beautiful Matsushima Bay. There is a brief English translation following the Japanese explanations. For more, check `hiddenjapanguide.com`