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Sagakei Gorge Cruise

嵯峨渓 | Sagakei Gorge

Stark white bluffs sculpted by nature

Photo by Roger Smith

  • Head out on the ocean to see the rugged bluffs of Sagakei jutting up from the sea. Named one of Japan’s Three Great Gorges, Sagakei has many intriguingly shaped rocks carved by the wind and water. A small sea cave at the base of the cliffs is called the “Blue Grotto” for the surreal hue its interior takes on when the sunlight hits it just right.

    Along the way, birds circle overhead and you can see plants growing out of the cliff face, including the sekkoku orchid native to Matsushima Bay. The tour takes approximately sixty minutes (shortened to forty-five if ocean conditions are rough). Purchase tickets at the Oku-Matsushima Pleasure Boat Information Center inside Selco Home Aomina Visitor Center—no reservations needed.

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  • Matsushima Bay

Details

ADDRESS

Kawahara-5-1 Miyato, Higashimatsushima-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-0412

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

10 minutes by taxi or about 5 kilometers by rental cycle from Nobiru Station (Senseki Line & Senseki-Tohoku Line)

ADMISSION

2,000 adults, 1,500 elementary school students*
The minimum fee per cruise is 6,000 (a fee equivalent to 3 adults). If the total number of passengers is fewer than 3 adults, the fee is 6,000 for the group.

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HOURS

8:30–17:00 (First departure 8:45, last departure is 16:00 April–September, 15:00 all other months)

RESERVATION

Not necessary

CLOSED DAYS

None

PHONE

0225-88-3997

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