One of Japan's Scenic Trio (Nihon Sankei 日本三景) along with Amanohashidate in Kyoto and Miyajima in Hiroshima, Matsushima is one of Japan's most famous tourist spots. It is a group of scenic pine-clad islands in Matsushima Bay, often having fantastic shapes. Besides the islands, there is much more at Matsushima with important temples such as Zuiganji temple and numerous caves. An easy train ride from Sendai, Matsushima sees and endless stream of tourists.
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