|Above, gulls will take food from Matsushima sightseeing cruise passengers. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Visitors to Japan are in for a treat if they venture out of Tokyo and head north to the Tohoku region.
There, they will find Matsushima, which is only minutes away from Sendai on a local commuter train.
Matsushima has been compared (quite favorably) to Carmel-By-The-Sea in California for its scenic beauty. I visited Matsushima in 2006 and enjoyed it very much.
Goin' Japanesque has a feature article on different places in Matsushima to see. It is the first of a series.
They begin with:
In this article, we introduce the highlights of one of Three Most Scenic Spots of Japan, Matsushima. It also happens to be a 3 Michelin star location. Here’s a list of all the places we would love for you to visit
To read more and see some photographs, go here.