“Matsushima” is composed by 260 islets in and around Matsushima Bay from Shiogama to Okumatsushima, including surrounding hills. It is one of the three most famous tourist spots of Japan with “Miyajima” in Hiroshima and “Amanohashidate” in Kyoto.
Matsushima was always a stage of history in Tohoku.
Jomon people has started to settle down in this area as the “center of Japan” some 10,000 years ago.
Clan Date Masamune constructed “Moon Observation Palace” 400 years ago.
Famous poet Matsuo Basho also has arrived to Matsushima during his tour “Narrow Road to the Deep North” 330 years ago.
There are operating several courses of cruisers, you may enjoy the boat trip.
Cruising with seagull
Matsushima drawn by Utagawa Hiroshige, 160 years ago
Matsushima is on the way from Hotel Kanyo to Sendai, 50 minutes drive from Hotel Kanyo.