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Matsushima, which offers the romance of travel

Today Matsushima is a small town of 15,000 known for tourism, farming and fishing.
It is designated by the Japanese government as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and hosts a Prefectural Natural Park. Recently Matsushima has also been recognized internationally, earning 3 stars in France's prestigious Michelin Guide and becoming the first bay in Japan to be accepted into the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World" association in 2013.

Matsushima was affected by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, but thanks to the many barrier islands, damage was relatively light. Train service, sightseeing boats, and tourist facilities have been completely restored. Matsushima was also not affected by radiation.


Cherry blossoms of Saigyo Modoshi No Matsu Park

The park is on the higher place, we can enjoy great view of cherry blossoms and Matsushima bay at once.
The park name is from a story of famous poet Saigyo, that he returned out his way under the pine tree, where he met a child and he couldn't solve the Zen riddle the boy made.