Matsushima Onsen

One of the Best Sceneries in Japan – Matsushima Onsen

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Green islands floating in Matsushima Bay – Matsuo Basho touted this place as “The best scenery in Japan.” There, Matsushima Onsen is blessed with seafood, especially with good local oyster. You may be hooked to “the Milk from the Ocean”, the nutritious oyster. Matsushima is counted as one of the three most beautiful places in Japan. Godaido Hall, a national important cultural property, There are many spots to see, such as Zuigan Temple where a war lord, Date Masamune was buried, and his grandson, Mitsumune’s family temple, Entsu Temple.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

The source spring is at 52°C (125°F), low-alkaline and very gentle to the skin. It feels like soaking in silk. It’s also called Taiko-Tensen, meaning hundreds of million years ago, water from heaven descended into warm underground and surfaced after many years.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Neuralgia Frozen shoulder Muscle stiffness Recovery from fatigue Promotion of health


Access by public transportation.

[By Train]
About 10-min walk from Matsushima-Kaigan Station

Access by car

[By Car]
About 15 min from Matsushima-Kaigan Interchange

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