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Matsushima Shimameguri Kankosen cruises (松島島巡り)


Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

Matsushima Shimameguri Kankosen cruises offer scheduled trips on large ships, setting out from the Matsushima Coast, for 50-minute cruises in which passengers can enjoy viewing the Matsushima Islands, which have traditionally been ranked as one of the “Three Views of Japan.” For an additional charge, passengers can relax and enjoy the views from the luxury seats on the ship’s upper deck. Other island cruises using medium-sized and small-boats (for groups of at least 15 passengers and at least 12 passengers respectively) are also available; because these boats have a shallower draught than the larger Nio-maru, they are able to follow different routes, giving passengers a closer look at the Matsushima Islands.


Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Chounai 85 (Matsushima / ShiogamaArea)

phone 0223542233

[Winter season]8:30-16:00

Review of Matsushima Shimameguri Kankosen

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/10/06 So many islands ...
Many islands, small to large, in various shapes, some with caves, are there. In addition, there are many gulls and black-tailed gulls (in Japan black-tailed gull is called Umineko – sea cat – as its...
Reviewed:2016/08/09 Highlight of Japan trip
If nearby you MUST take this boat trip. The scenery is unbelievable beautiful and it honestly feels like you are in a film set.
Worth every single yen
Reviewed:2016/06/06 Seeing Matsushima Bay with the eyes of Poet Basho
The pleasure boat will take you to some of the most breathtaking rock formations that are entirely made by nature and national treasury. Bit of advice for those with a light stomach, part of the...

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Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Chounai 85 [map]
Matsushima / ShiogamaArea
[Winter season]8:30-16:00
open everyday (closed in bad weather)
Depends on the course
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 12, 2020 (Information as of June 9, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Miyagi Areas


          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.