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Mysterious Matsushima: A Walk to a Sacred Place

Try a unique running and walking tour around a beautiful bay area!

 Operation Period

All year round.

 Time Required

2 hours

 Number of Participants



3,300 JPY– (tax included)

Goshuran is a running and walking tour of temples and shrines. The word“Goshurun”is a combination of the words “Goshuin”(temple seal collecting), running/walking, and Michelin, to show we strive for high quality.

Walk with a guide through historic sites and sights of a sacred place in Matsushima that you may have heard of but never really knew. We will walk around the Matsushima Coast area within a 2km radius of the JR Senseki Line, Matsushima Kaigan Station. Along the way we will show you secret“power spots.” By simply visiting you will experience the power of this sacred place. The distance is a little less than 3-4km.

Since the Middle Ages, Matsushima has been called the Mt. Koya of northern Japan. Mt. Koya is a sacred mountain in Wakayama Prefecture (central Japan), which is considered the center of Shingon Buddhism, a sect of Buddhism introduced to Japan by legendary priest Kobo Daishi. On our visit to historical sites and landmarks, we’ll focus on the sacred locations of Matsushima, where high priests from all over the country visited for training. Let's experience mysterious Matsushima where the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho once travelled. A local guide will share information not written in guidebooks, along with unique local customs.

Experience Program NameMysterious Matsushima: A Walk to a Sacred Place
Activity LocationAround JR Senseki Line, Matsushima Kaigan Station (Oshima, Hiyoshi Sanno Shrine, Tenrin Temple, etc.)
Operator NameGoshurun Matsushima
Telephone Number022-353-2217
Time Required2 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeAfter gathering, the guided tour will start.
Minimum number of participants4people
Maximum number of participants6people
Reservation Deadline3 days before by 12:00
About suspension of the activityThe tour will be cancelled if a danger is expected due to a natural disaster. We will notify you by phone or email if that is the case.
Important notes regarding participationThose who have limited walking ability or those who are prohibited from walking by medical personnel cannot participate.
Mysterious Matsushima: A Walk to a Sacred Place3,300 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee.
What is not included in the priceAdmission fee, money offering for shrine, etc.
Method of PaymentPlease pay cash on the day.
Cancellation PolicyFrom the day of the experience:
  2-3 days before 30% ( 750 yen)
  The day before 50% (1250 yen)
  The same day 100% (2500 yen)
  No contact/no show 100%(2500 yen)
Meeting Spot10 Namiuchihama 10 Matsushima-cho, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-0212
Meeting TimeBased on your request.
Access1-minute walk from Matsushima-Kaigan Station, JR Senseki Line.
There is free parking and paid parking available in the area.
Facility InformationRestrooms, coin lockers.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
The guide cannot speak English, but non-Japanese are welcome. The guide will do their best to communicate with gestures and a few simple words.