29 October – 23 Nosvember 2022・Location: Entsuin, Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture...
Enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall foliage in dreamy Matsushima!
Arguably one of the most popular fall events in Miyagi Prefecture, Matsushima during peak viewing season is highly regarded as THE place to enjoy the most beautiful evening illuminations in all of Tohoku. Although the main attraction is the light up at the Entsuin Temple, there are a number of spots located throughout the Matsushima Bay area to enjoy the gorgeous colors of the auburn tinted fall foliage. Honorable mentions include the Zuiganji Temple, the Godaido Temple and the Matsushima Rikyu.
Tickets for the Entsuin and Zuiganji temples are available for purchase starting October 15 at the Matsushima Kaigan Resthouse Infromation Center (松島海岸レストハウス内特設ブース) and the Matsushima Momiji An (松島もみじ庵).
Held alongside the fall light up is the Naked Yoru Sanpo ("Naked Nighttime Stroll") event.
Enjoy the spectacle of light and participate in creating light-art yourself at the Zuiganji Temple!
Best Viewing Period
・Rock Garden - Late October to Mid Novemeber
・Heart-Shaped Pond - Early November to Late November
・Sankeiden Mausoleum - Mid Novemeber
Please note that the venue is very busy on weekends and national holidays during the peak viewing season!
Adults: 1300 yen
4 years old to elementary school age: 650 yen
・17:20 Meet at Entsuin Temple
・17:40 Enjoy Date Shojin Kaiseki-ryori, a traditional multi-course menu featuring vegetarian Buddhist cuisine, at Ungai
・18:50 Guided tour of Zuiganji
・20:00 Explore the Entsuin Fall Light Up
・21:00 End of the Tour
15 000 yen
Tickets available for purchase on the Date Bushyotai Online Shop starting October 15.
・17:00 Departure from Matsushima Minato
・17:40 Arrival at Matsushima Minato
・1,000 yen adult ticket
・500 yen child ticket
・Free for children under pre-school age
Kitchen Car Square
A Kitchen Car food event at Matsushima Central Park!
Held on October 29 through November 23 on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
Official Page (Japanese): strikingly.com
Adults (junior high school age and older):
・2,000 yen ticket valid for both locations
・1,300 yen single ticket valid for one location
Free for children of elementary school age and younger.
Location: Jozenji Dori Green Belt, Downtown Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Written by Catrina Sugita
Writer & 2022 Editor-in-Chief