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Matsushima

Highly recommended
Matsushima
The Essential
Highly recommended
Some 40km/25mi to the north-east of Sendai, Matsushima is home to two remarkable shrines where the memory of the great 17C lord, Date Masamune, lives on. It also boasts a splendid bay with over 260 islands which became one of the subjects of the great Basho's haiku poems. The 15,000-strong town's position so close to the bay makes it very touristy.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Matsushima

Zuigan-ji Zuigan-ji
Zuigan-ji
Matsushima
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Scenic views over Matsushima Bay Scenic views over Matsushima Bay
Scenic views over Matsushima Bay
Matsushima
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Entsu-in
Entsu-in
Matsushima
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Matsushima Bay Matsushima Bay
Matsushima Bay
Matsushima
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