Marubun Matsushima Kisen operates sightseeing boats between Shiogama and Matsushima.
Shiogama is located between Sendai and Matsushima and it has prospered as a port town since the Nara Period (710 - 794). Shiogama-jinja Shrine with a history of 1200 years draws worshippers from all over the country.
Shiogama is one of the Japan's leading ports for tuna and also famous for the large number of sushi restaurants. In the Shiogama Suisanbutsu Nakaoroshi Shijo (intermediate wholesalers market of marine products), tourists can purchase seafood and processed goods from about 150 stores lined up there.
It's a 20-minute drive or 10-minute train ride from Shiogama to Matsushima, but going by boat could be the real pleasure of travel. Savor the treasures of the sea in Shiogama, and enjoy the scenic views in Matsushima.
Headquarters & Shiogama jetty;
Phone: 022-365-3611, Fax:022-365-3509
Shiogama jetty: A 10-minute walk from Marine Gate Shiotama / Shiogama station of the JR Senseki Line.Matsushima jetty: A 7-minute walk from Matsushima Resthouse No. 2 counter, Sightseeing boat ticket office/Matsushimakaigan station of the JR Senseki Line.