1Day 1, Depert Matsushimakaigan Station (Senseki Line)WalkApprox. 10 min
2Matsushima Bay CruiseWalkApprox. 10 min
3Matsushima RikyuWalkApprox. 10 min
4Zuiganji TempleWalkApprox. 3 min
5Entsuin TempleWalkApprox. 10 min
6Sasakamaboko grilling experienceYou can enjoy the delicious flavor of hand-grilled sasakamaboko (bamboo-leaf-shaped fishcake), a local specialty, hot and fresh from the grill.WalkApprox. 10 min
7Kanrantei Tea House
8Matsushima Oyster House MATSUThis is an all-you-can-eat grilled oyster restaurant located on the grounds of the Michinoku Date Masamune History Museum and is open year-round. You can also have yakiniku and seafood barbecue here.
9Stay in Matsushima
10Day 2, Depart Matsushimakaigan Station (Senseki Line)TrainApprox. 3 min
11Takagi-machi StationWalkApprox. 15 min
12Matsushima Hot Air Balloon ExperienceBallooning over Matsushima Bay early in the morning is also recommended.
Matsushima Hot Air Balloon Experience (Experience Sendai Activities)
Matsushima Hot Air Balloon Experience (Experoence Sendai Activities)WalkApprox. 15 min
13Takagimachi StationTrainApprox. 10 min
14Higashi-Shiogama StationWalkApprox. 15 min
15Shiogama Seafood Wholesale MarketWalkApprox. 15 min
16Higashi-Shiogama StationTrainApprox. 2 min
17Hon-Shiogama StationWalkApprox. 10 min
19Former Kamei ResidenceThe former Kamei Residence is located in the middle of the eastern approach (with the torii gate) to Shiwahiko-Jinja Shrine and Shiogama-Jinja Shrine.
This is a Japanese-Western style residence of high historical value that incorporates Western architecture into traditional Japanese architecture, said to be difficult to reproduce with modern technology.
There is no charge for the tour.WalkApprox. 5 min
20Urakasumi Sake GalleryWalkApprox. 10 min
21Shiogama City Sugimura Jun Museum of ArtThe Sugimura Jun Museum of Art, which opened in 2014, is housed in the renovated former Motomachi Branch of the Shiogama City Community Center (built in 1950). The building, with its beautiful auditorium featuring a 9.7-meter-high vaulted laminated wood ceiling and exterior facade of locally sourced Shiogama stone, is designated as a municipal Tangible Cultural Property as a valuable local cultural resource. In addition to the permanent exhibition of works by Jun Sugimura, a Western-style painter associated with Shiogama, the museum serves as a center for cultural and artistic activities.
22Shiogama Monzen Cho-Area (Introduction of Sushi Kaido)Shiogama is a port city that boasts one of the highest raw tuna catches in Japan. Home to a wide variety of seasonal fish, Shiogama has long had many sushi restaurants, each competing with their own unique flavors and techniques.
Tour the long-established stores of this shrine town (Shiogama City Tourism and Products Association)
Wandering Throung Matsushima Bay's Allure
Just 30 minutes from Sendai, Matsushima offers scenic views of the Matsushima Bay, historic temples, and Shiogama's famous sushi and tuna market