Matsushima

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Recommendation by Wabisavi

In case you hadn't had an overdose of the Date already in Sendai, you can hop over to ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ to get the full package. Actually, there is another very important reason for Matsushima's fame and why it should be on your must-see list if you are in Sendai. But I'm a Masamune fangirl, so priorities first (I could probably make a whole {๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ} list if I put myself to it ๐Ÿ™ˆ). Only 3 places have earned the yearned for crown of "best scenic spot in Japan", and ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜†, with it's self-contained arcipelago, is one of them. I narrowly avoided getting swept away by a typhoon by visiting at sunrise and escaping by lunch time, so the overcast sky and gale-like wind dampened my experience a bit. If possible, do try to visit during a sunny day! ๐Ÿ“ŒFukuurajima Island ๐Ÿ“Œ Oshima Island ๐Ÿ“Œ Godaido Temple ๐Ÿ“Œ Entsuin Temple ๐Ÿ“Œ Zuiganji Temple ๐Ÿ“Œ Matsushima Castle ๐Ÿ“Œ Date Masamune Historical Museum ๐Ÿ“Œ Kanrantei Tea House ๐Ÿ™ The oysters in Matsushima are praised as being better than the ones in Miyajima (in my opinion they are not). Many shops offer all-you-can-eat grilled oyster courses. ๐Ÿ™ If you're feeling particularly adventurous, how about trying the local soft serve cone? It comes with a topping of oysters. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I don't really know how I feel about it. Access: Take JR Senseki Line to Matsushimagaikan St.


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Matsushima, Miyagi District, Miyagi, Japan

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