SENDAI-MATSUSHIMA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Attraction of Sendai · Matsushima

Just 90 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen train.
It is an area where you can enjoy gourmet the finest Japanese cuisine while enjoying magnificent views that change with the seasons, including Matsushima, one of the famous Three Views of Japan.

Matsushima area
40 minutes by train from Sendai Station. Surrounded by more than 260 large and small islands, it is one of Japan’s prominent beauty spots.

Sendai area
The downtown area has many restaurants, hotels and shopping spots. Visit here for information on walking around town and looking for experience spots.

Area around Sendai Airport
20 minutes by train from Sendai station. Located near Sendai Airport, this is the place to come if you want to visit historic buildings such as shrines and temples.

Search spots of Sendai · Matsushima

  • Jozenji-dori Street

    Jozenji-dori Street

    Jozenji Street is lined with zelkova trees, the symbol of the Cit...

  • SENDAI Pageant of Starlight

    SENDAI Pageant of Starlight

    The zelkova trees that line Jozenjidori are illuminated with abou...

  • Toshogu Shrine

    Toshogu Shrine

    Date Tadamune, the 2nd feudal lord, built this venerable shrine w...

  • Nishi Park

    Nishi Park

    Nishi Park opened is 1875 and is the oldest park in Sendai. In th...

  • Hirose River

    Hirose River

    The Hirose River flows through the center of Sendai City. Its len...

  • Sendai Castle Site

    Sendai Castle Site

    Sendai Castle (or Aoba Castle) was built by Date Masamune. The st...

  • Rinno-ji Temple

    Rinno-ji Temple

    In the past, this temple was moved to various locations by the Da...

  • Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

    Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

    This shrine was constructed by the order of Date Masamune, the fo...

  • Kumano Shrine (Natori Kumano Sanja)

    Kumano Shrine (Natori Kumano Sanja)

    It is one of Natori Kumano Sanja and a pillar of them. The archit...

  • Kumano-Hongusha (Natori Kumano Sanja)

    Kumano-Hongusha (Natori Kumano Sanja)

    It is one of Natori Kumano Sanja (three shrines) that solely ensh...

  • Tenmyo Temple Shureisai

    Tenmyo Temple Shureisai

    This temple used to have Date Masamune’s study, so its name has a...

  • Guzeiji Temple

    Guzeiji Temple

    It is an old temple of Shingon sect. It is said that this temple ...

  • Prefectural Forest Park (Central memorial park)

    Prefectural Forest Park (Central memorial park)

    The park boasts an excellent location, next to downtown Sendai an...

  • Kumano Nachi Shrine (Natori Kumano Sanja)

    Kumano Nachi Shrine (Natori Kumano Sanja)

    It is one of Natori Kumano Sanja and you can see the view of Nato...

  • Horaguchi Residence

    Horaguchi Residence

    It was built in the middle of Edo Era, around 1751 to 1763 and it...

  • Jiunji Temple

    Jiunji Temple

    It is said that the main gate of Jiunji Temple was originally the...

  • Sugaya Fudoson

    Sugaya Fudoson

    At the end of the Heian Period (794–1185), there were battles wit...

  • Sugaya Cave Tombs Group

    Sugaya Cave Tombs Group

    Horizontal tumuli built in the early seventh century. There are f...

  • Nangu Shrine

    Nangu Shrine

    Nangu is a place with a long history, whose name appears in a doc...

  • Nakazawa Residence

    Nakazawa Residence

    It is a large-sized farmer’s house which was commonly seen in Nat...

  • Hie Shrine

    Hie Shrine

    A small shrine and a stone torii gate stand in a residential area...

  • Izusahime Shrine

    Izusahime Shrine

    A prestigious shrine that appears in Engishiki, a history book co...

  • Sanno remains (Site of old provincial governor's residence)

    Sanno remains (Site of old provincial governor's residence)

    This is the site of the residence of an official who came from th...

  • Grande 21 (Miyagi Sports Park)

    Grande 21 (Miyagi Sports Park)

    Grande 21 (Miyagi Sports Park) is drawing attention as a center f...

  • Saeno Shrine (Doso Shrine)

    Saeno Shrine (Doso Shrine)

    Lieutenant General Fujiwara Ason Sanekata, who was the model of H...

  • Shiogama Kaido street

    Shiogama Kaido street

    A major road from the Edo Period (1603-1868) extending from the S...

  • JR East Japan Shinkansen General Rolling Stock Center

    JR East Japan Shinkansen General Rolling Stock Center

    JR East Japan's Shinkansen General Rolling Stock Center boasts an...

  • Raijinyama-Kofun

    Raijinyama-Kofun

    This is the largest keyhole-shape ancient burial mound in Tohoku ...

  • Kibune Shrine

    Kibune Shrine

    The shrine has been venerated in supplication of abundant harvest...

  • Kaniozan Chifukuin Temple

    Kaniozan Chifukuin Temple

    People believe that this shrine has associations with prosperous ...