Entsuin Temple in Matsushima holds this popular event every year during peak fall color season. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful evening illuminations in Tohoku. Stroll the tranquil Entsuin Temple gardens, beautiful by day and positively ethereal by night. In autumn, the gardens overflow with gorgeous fall colors, enchanting visitors. The reflection of the trees in the mirror-like surface of the temple pond is so magical it resembles a portal to another world.
Fall colors in the Matsushima area typically peak mid- to late November, so make sure to add the Matsushima Light Up to your list of places to explore in autumn!
Entsuin Temple Light UpHours: 17:30–21:00 (last entry 20:45)
Best Viewing Period:
・Rock Garden - Mid October to Mid Novemeber
・Heart-Shaped Pond - Early November to Mid November
・Sankeiden Mausoleum - from Early Novemeber
Please note that the venue is very busy on weekends and national holidays during the peak viewing season!
Zuiganji Temple Light UpHours:
Hours: 17:30–21:00 (last entry 20:45)
Entry FeeAdults (junior high school age and older):
・2,000 yen ticket valid for both locations
・1,300 yen single ticket valid for one location
Free for children of elementary school age and younger.
Tickets available for purchase at the Matsushima Momiji An (松島もみじ庵) and the Zuiganji Visitors' Reception Desk.
Fall Light Up
October 28–November 19, 2023
松島紅葉ライトアップ | Matsushima Fall Light Up
One of the most magical autumn attractions in Tohoku