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Matsushima Bay

Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Full-Day Historical Cycling Tour in Matsushima
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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“oysters” (13 reviews)
“day trip” (12 reviews)
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Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank ShiningSchnee
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

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`

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

One of the famous scenes of Japan, we visited Matsushima Bay while on the way to Hakodate. Perhaps the afternoon cloudy weather did not enhance the scenes we saw on our boat ride from Hon-Shiogama to Matsushima Bay. We were underwhelmed by what we saw...More

Thank YP C
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

As it is regarded as one of the top 3 sites in Japan, we had a high expectation. The bay and islands are not nice but not spectacular but the visit to “Zuigan-ji” is the must.

Thank Sheila L
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We were there after the end of the cherry blossom and expected to find the quality of the Japanese welcome either in the shops, the restaurants or the tourists spots. The Japanese quality is nowhere to be found : no welcome and no smile in...More

Thank YG-EG
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A very relaxing boat ride through the islands. Looking at the erosion and the shapes of the islands that were left was amazing. We took the boat ride over to Matsushima for an afternoon of lunch and visiting the Temples and Gardens. Great afternoon activitie.

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This could be a good place to visit during summer but we had visited here in winter. Moreover, the place has been a bit commercial. Put aside the cultural background, the scene at Halong Bay is more appealing to us.

2  Thank HK C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Due to I arrived there around noon, so 1. I could not get the ship trip back to Shiogama that sailing to see many beautiful island and giving birds food. (The last ship was around 1.30pm I guessed, so I could not go back instantly...More

Thank SarahAHA121
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It's a very famous spot and we came to cross it out of our to-do list. But to be honest, the boat ride was a bit boring (especially in the later half). The islands are cute, but really not too spectacular... It's worth doing if...More

Thank jaylowe
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Easy to get there. The view from the mountain is nice. We go fun sun set view. It's calm, quiet and pretty.

Thank Daotalks
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