Miyagi

Matsushima Islands

The islands of Matsushima

Designated as one of the three most beautiful scenic sites of Japan, Matshushima is dotted by as many as 260 islands scattered throughout the picturesque Bay. We take a cruise through these pine-covered islands that have left poets smitten across the ages.

Designated as one of the Nihon Sankei – the three most scenic views in Japan, alongside Miyajima & Amanohashidate, Matshushima is dotted by as many as 260 islands scattered throughout the picturesque Bay Today we take a cruise through these pine-covered islands that have left poets smitten across the ages We were in Sendai We spent the early part of the day roaming the streets among the Tanabata celebrating crowds After an early lunch we rode the local Ishinomaki local from JR Sendai Station to Matsushima-Kaigan Station Matsushima Bay area is at a walk-able distance from here Matsushima Bay Cruise After reaching Matsushima Bay, we walked straight

A stroll to Jozenji-dori

Jozenji-dori is the soul of Sendai, the city of trees. Zelkova trees line the boulevard on both sides for about 700 meters, running east to west through the heart of the city. We were double lucky to be there at the time of the Tanabata festival when the entire road leading to Jozenji-dori was filled with colorful Tanabata decorations.

Jozenji-dori is the soul of Sendai, the city of trees Zelkova trees line the boulevard on both sides for about 700 meters, running east to west through the heart of the city We were double lucky to be there at the time of the Tanabata festival when the entire road leading to Jozenji-dori was filled with colorful Tanabata decorations Our day starts from the quiet town of Tendo Tendo Station We took the train to Yamagata and from there caught the Shinkansen to Sendai Catching the train from Tendo Sendai Station was adorned with Tanabata decorations

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