Matsushima, Miyagi

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Matsushima
松島町
Town
Top left:Matsushima Port, Top right:Togetsukyō Bridge with Ojima, 2nd left:Matsushima Marinpia Aquarium, 2nd right:Zuigan temple, 3rd left:Godaidō, 3rd right:Entsuin, Bottom left:Atago Shrine, Bottom right:Matsushima Coast Railroad Station
Top left:Matsushima Port, Top right:Togetsukyō Bridge with Ojima, 2nd left:Matsushima Marinpia Aquarium, 2nd right:Zuigan temple, 3rd left:Godaidō, 3rd right:Entsuin, Bottom left:Atago Shrine, Bottom right:Matsushima Coast Railroad Station
Flag of Matsushima
Flag
Location of Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture
Matsushima is located in Japan
Matsushima
Matsushima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 38°23′N 141°04′E / 38.383°N 141.067°E / 38.383; 141.067Coordinates: 38°23′N 141°04′E / 38.383°N 141.067°E / 38.383; 141.067
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture
District Miyagi
Government
 • Mayor Tateo Ohashi (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total 54.04 km2 (20.86 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 16,363
 • Density 303/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Sekikoku
Address 10 Takagi-aza-chō, Matsushima-machi,
981-0215
Phone number 022-354-5701
Website www.town.matsushima.miyagi.jp
Aerial view of Matsushima
View of Matsushima

Matsushima (松島町 Matsushima-machi?) is a town in Miyagi District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is most famous as the location of Matsushima Bay, one of the Three Views of Japan, and is also the site of the Zuigan-ji, one of the most famous Zen temples in Tōhoku, Entsū-in and Kanrantei.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 16,504 and a population density of 305.40 persons per km². The total area is 54.04 km².

History[edit]

  • January 1, 1928: The town of Matsushima is founded

International relations[edit]

International sister cities[edit]

Japanese sister cities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Train stations[edit]

Major roads[edit]

  • Highways
  • National roads
  • Miyagi prefectural roads
    • 8 Sendai – Matsushima
    • 9 Taiwa – Matsushima
    • 27 Oku-Matsushima – Matsushima-Kōen
    • 60 Kashimadai – Naruse
    • 144 Akanuma – Matsushima
    • 145 Takagi Teishajō
    • 213 Matsushima Teishajō
    • 229 Takeya – Hataya
    • 241 Taiwa – Hataya

Boat[edit]

  • Matsushima Kankō Yūran Line (from Matsushima Port)

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