Recommended Routes for Sightseeing
This is the model plan to enjoy Matsushima in a 2 days and 1 night trip!
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Are you thinking you can't take a long holiday but want to go on a trip soon?
Why don't you go to Matsushima, where everything including food, sightseeing and magnificent views can be enjoyed?
I will introduce the course I had in our 2 days and 1 night trip!
In addition to the course we took this time, there are many appealing shops and spots, so Matsushima is a really attractive place!
It is easy to access from the city center, so please try and plan your trip to Matsushima!
[Day 1] 10:00 Arrive at Matsushima Kaigan Station!
This time, I took Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to go to Matsushima!
Time required from Tokyo to Sendai was about 1 hours and 30 minutes, and from Sendai to Matsushima Kaigan Station was about 40 minutes on the JR Senseki Line.
From Ueno to Sendai by Shinkansen!
Arrived at Matsushima Kaigan Station!
[Day 1] 11:00 Matsushima Italian lunch at TOTO♡
Matsushima Italian restaurant "TOTO" locates in front of Matsushima Kaigan Station.
It is a popular restaurant for Italian dishes made with fresh seafood and vegetables.
We ordered a pasta with oyster and Japanese parsley, and a saury pizza which are all in season!
Tasty oyster flavor was coated the pasta well and it was superb♡
Pizza was baked in a stone oven and its outside was crispy and inside had a nice chewy texture♡
It is located in the front of the Matsushima Kaigan Station.
Dishes made with seasonal ingredients are superb♡
Colorful goods are displayed in the interior.
[Day 1] 13:30 Autumn leaves viewing in "Zuigan-ji".
After lunch, we walked to "Zuigan-ji".
In November, you can see colorful autumn leaves in Zogan-ji.
It is designated as a national important cultural property, and we were able to look around and walk at a leisurely pace.
Beautifully colored autumn leaves
You can learn about the history of Matsushima!
This inner gate is designated as a national important cultural property
|Address||91 Matsushima Chonai, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi County, Miyagi Prefecture|
[Day 1] 14:30 Pray for good match at a power spot for matchmaking "Entsu-in Temple"♡
After admiring autumn leaves at Zuigan-ji, we went to nearby "Entsu-in Temple".
This is a famous place as a matchmaking power spot.
After a love omikuji (sacred lots), let's pray for a good relationship♡
You can admire autumn leaves in the Entsu-in Temple.
The scenery of the four seasons are therapeutic.
[Day 1] 18:00 Enjoy Matsushima gourmet food at "Santori Chaya"♡
"Santori Chaya" is a popular restaurant where you can enjoy Matsushima gourmet food.
We ordered a conger eel rice bowl which was limited to only 20 servings per day, a rice bowl with Sanriku sea urchin and salmon roe rice bowl, and shirako (soft-roe) ponzu!
Conger eel had the softest I ever eaten, and I was excited by its fluffy texture ♡
Everything was so good and I drank sake quite a bit♡
Limited to 20 servings conger eel rice bowl!
Sanriku sea urchin and salmon roe rice bowl
Shirako ponzu and sake
[Day 1] 19:30 Enjoyed a romantic landscape at "Fall Illumination of Matsushima"♡
We went to "Fall Illumination of Matsushima" which was held for a limited time.
The same autumn leaves we saw in the daylight had different atmosphere with illumiation!
Fall Illumination of Matsushima
So beautiful that I can't express by words!
Different atmosphere from daytime♡