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Tohoku’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, Sendai, is the ideal staging post for exploration of the region’s more southerly highlights.

Nearby are the picturesque pine-clad islands of Matsushima Bay, designated one of Japan’s ‘Three Great Sights’, where a gentle boat trip allows visitors to experience first-hand the magical scenery that once is said to have struck dumb Japan’s foremost poet, Basho.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Matsushima

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Matsushima, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Matsushima

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    Places near Matsushima