Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park
This park has a stunning panoramic overlook of Matsushima Bay and is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Matsushima. Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park also features a cafe with excellent views.
The park is named for a legendary encounter in the year 1118 between a poet-priest named Saigyo and a young man. Under a pine tree, Saigyo and a young boy exchanged Buddhist riddles, and Saigyo ended up losing. Ashamed he gave up on his journey to Matsushima. You can find descendants of the original pine tree in this park.
- Open Year Round
- 5 min. taxi ride from Matsushima Kaigan Station.
- Signs in Japanese and English
- Matsushima Aza Inuta, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi Prefecture