National Special Sceneries

There are 36 beautiful important scenery that are registered as national special sceneries by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Because of their excellent view and beautiful sceneries, they are preserved by the government. Those sceneries are Japanese gardens, valleys, islands or mountains.


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Matsushima (松島) is one of the three view of Japan, and located in Miyagi. Matsushima literary means "Pine Islands." So, there are about 260 small islands in Matsushima Bay. Many people had visited for long time. The famous Haiku Poet Matsuo Basho also visited here during his trip recorded in Narrow Road to the Deep North, and made great Haiku poems for Matsushima.

Tourist Info.
There are many parking, gift shops, restaurants and hotels.

0. at Sendai Station
1. use JR Senseki Line to Matsushima Kaigan ( 40 min.)
2. walk east (2 min.)