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Matsushima Shimameguri Kankosen

26-1 Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-354-2233
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So many islands ...

Many islands, small to large, in various shapes, some with caves, are there. In addition, there are... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Kobe, Japan
Highlight of Japan trip

If nearby you MUST take this boat trip. The scenery is unbelievable beautiful and it honestly feels... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Rachel B
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Average25%
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5 Oct 2016
“So many islands ...”
9 Aug 2016
“Highlight of Japan trip”
26-1 Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Many islands, small to large, in various shapes, some with caves, are there. In addition, there are many gulls and black-tailed gulls (in Japan black-tailed gull is called Umineko – sea cat – as its cry resembles that of a cat) flying over. Feeding a...More

Thank dr_oyama2
Reviewed 9 August 2016

If nearby you MUST take this boat trip. The scenery is unbelievable beautiful and it honestly feels like you are in a film set. Worth every single yen

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The pleasure boat will take you to some of the most breathtaking rock formations that are entirely made by nature and national treasury. Bit of advice for those with a light stomach, part of the route is in the oute bay area and you will...More

1  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Pleasure boat from Shiogama to Matsushima is really nice. Got to take numerous photos of a lot of islands and outcroppings. Get an English map at the port to keep track of the boat ride. Matsushima seemed to have a lot of other tourist attractions....More

Thank Dick E
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We drove to Matsushima. Parking was 300Y per hour (no max). The ticket office is right on the docks and there are two boats. One is a ferry to another town (the ticket is one way so for a round trip you have to purchase...More

6  Thank psychicreligion
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Lovely cruise through the Matsushima Bay. The boat has seating both inside and outside. We stayed inside because it was so cold. There is prerecorded narration in Japanese and English about many of the small islands and outcrops. It is a pleasant way to learn...More

Thank Botchan10
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Overall the boat ride was pretty good, as you get to see a lot of the small islands and rocky outcrops close by. I would have given it a 4/5 if it wasn't for the pushy staff at the Information centre. They seemed to have...More

Thank Villagemayor
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a great way to access & see the small islands of Matsushima Bay. Comfortable facilites including indoor & outdoor viewing seats

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I read another review that it is important to get a window seat so that you could take good photos and that some people ended up sleeping in the cruise. So I heeded the advice and bought my tickets early, queued up at the pier...More

2  Thank neminskii
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Matsushima island belongs to the Matsushima National Park. The name comes from: Matsu = Pine and shima = island. People use to say there are one thousand islands. In fact is less than half thousand.There are islands big enough where several families live there. Some...More

1  Thank Yasufico S
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