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Must visit island! Go after 5 pm for free entrance!

Totally wonderful island. It looks filled with trees but it has a beautiful empty grass patch... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
soule24
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Singapore, Singapore
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Lovely place to stroll

For ¥200 you can cross the bridge and enjoy a nice walk around this island. There are nice views to... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
lukekok
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Minato, Japan
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Absolutely stunning.. Loved hiking around and going on its beaches to see the bay. I would suggest coming near sunset where the water reflects the bridge and island with nice warm colors

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We spent a couple of hours walking around the entire island. The path is easy to follow and even in the middle of the day, it's pretty deserted. There are restrooms on the island, too. We stopped at the single snack shack for green tea...More

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Totally wonderful island. It looks filled with trees but it has a beautiful empty grass patch itself, and has patches of forest. There are places you can reach the water. We went in summer so you could visit after 5 pm for free and it...More

Thank soule24
Reviewed 25 March 2018

For ¥200 you can cross the bridge and enjoy a nice walk around this island. There are nice views to be had and its generally very pleasant. Highly recommend doing this walk

Thank lukekok
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Amidst of harsh super cold winter wind on this island, but the view both the sea outside, and the nature trail full of white snow, especially the snow field both the large center garden and the beach beside the golden sunlight reflecting sea were so...More

Thank SarahAHA121
Reviewed 27 December 2017

By crossing the red bridge (entrance fee 200 yen) you can do a circuit of the island. Nice views to the various small islands in Matsushima Bay

Thank Bianca R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

After paying 200Y each at a small shop (Cafe Bayland) on Matsushima, we crossed a scenic narrow red 252m-long bridge to get to Fukuurajima, then enjoyed a delightful walk around the islet. We had appreciated the seaview of the Bay from the Basho RIver Cruise...More

1  Thank YubaPrincess
Reviewed 12 June 2017

10min walking off the station. Nice bridge, new after 2011 tsunami. Island is beautiful with nice sea views and variety of flora. Late April was top season for tulip-park, cherry blossom had been much earlier. Easy to feel tranquility here - if you let nature...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The landscape is quite nice but honestly, it's just a sea shore. However, it makes a nice day break from Sendai. Don't take a cruise to Shiogama, the harbour is really ugly.

Thank Elina S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Allow about an hour to see the island. Nice views to the various small islands in Matsushima Bay. Recommended.

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We walked from Matsushima Station to this bridge on a sunny day. We were wondering where we could find a gate to the bridge first. Then, found out that admission (¥200 per adult) is required at a small cafe/shop (Maybe in order to maintain the...More

Thank TOkada
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