The course includes must-see spots in Matsushima, such as Zuiganji Temple, Entsuin Temple and Kanrantei Tea House. By walking this course in a kimono, you will have an even more enjoyable and extraordinary experience. As tourist spots in Matsushima are concentrated around the station, you can travel at your own pace without being pressed for time.
Combining this course with another course for an overnight trip is also recommended.
The trip starts from the boat pier that serves as the “front gate” of Matsushima, one of the Three Most Scenic Spots in Japan. After appreciating the beautiful islands in the bay from the boat, you will reach the adjacent Shiogama City. Fill yourself up in Sushi Kaido Street in Japan’s representative port town, and head for Urato Shoto Islands, which form the representative views of Matsushima Bay. Take a stroll while enjoying rare plants fostered in the islands’ warm climate, and scenery unique to port towns.
By watching the scenery opposite from the Matsushima Kaigan area side, you will be able to appreciate the magnificent views of Matsushima Bay transcending municipal boundaries.
After visiting the site of the ruins of Tagajo Castle, one of Japan’s three greatest historic sites, you can try hands-on programs to experience ancient culture at Tagajo Shiyukan Museum. In Shiogama, while enjoying the old quaint streetscape lined with buildings established during the Meiji Era, head for the foremost shrine in the former Mutsu Province: Shiogama Shrine.
Why not come and imagine the ancient scenery of Matsushima Bay, steeped in the mysterious atmosphere created by old, beautiful buildings and historic places?
The overnight trip plan includes visits to wonderful viewing spots in the Matsushima Bay area, including Matsushima Shidaikan (the four best viewing spots). In addition, destinations include places where you can enjoy fresh seafood, as well as the best strolling areas. Filled with the appeal of the Matsushima Bay area.