Japan Matsushima

Matsushima Bay

A scenic bay in Japan renowned for its 260 pine-clad islets and considered one of the country's three most celebrated views.

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This collection of islands off the coast of Sendai is one of three legendary historic scenic spots in Japan, but somehow, it’s the least-visited. The Matsushima Bay islands form a mini-archipelago: perfect for a scenic ferry ride that exposes you to some pretty cool sights. The geology is gorgeous and the temples hidden across the islands are a lot more rustic than those found in the big cities. A real treasure — and one of our absolute favorite things to do in Japan.

WillHarris 3 years ago