Matsushima

Matsushima
Matsushima is a group of islands in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. There are some 260 tiny islands (shima) covered in pines (matsu) hence the name and is ranked as one of the Three Views of Japan. A well-known apocryphal haiku often attributed to Matsuo Basho indicates that the poet is at a loss for words: Matsushima ya! A-ah, Matsushima, ya! Matsushima, ya!

Nearby cultural properties include Zuigan-ji, Entsu-in, Kanrantei, and the Satohama shell mound.