Nihon-sankei Rikuzen-Matsushima The three most scenic spots in Japan


A Place of Scenic Beauty Matsushima.

Matsushima has been long celebrated as a place of romance, spirituality and elegance.
Explore the 260 small pine-covered islands which rise from the pale blue sea. Even the haiku master Matsuo Basho was left at a loss for words.

Matsushima’s landscape was seen as a sacred place which approached the beauty of paradise. The beauty and spiritual power of Matsushima attracted great monks, artists and powerful rulers.


access map

  • By car

    Sanriku Highway 5 min. from Matsushima-Kaigan IC
    Tohoku Highway 30 min. from Taiwa IC

  • Nearby station

    Matsushima-kaigan station on JR Senseki line (40 minutes from Sendai)
    25 minutes walk from Matsushima station on JR Tohoku main line (24 minutes from Sendai)

Oku-Matsushima, Sagakei round tour course

White rocks are carved by wild waves, open sea shows a dynamic beauty.
Thus we know, Matsushima has great view of both inland bay and outer sea.