Matsushima Fall Light Up 2017

 With the Entsuin Temple gardens as the main attraction, the approach to Zuiganji Temple, Hiyokuzuka Memorial, Sanseido, and Kanrantei Tea House will also be having light up events to showcase their autumn foliage.



October 28th (Saturday) - November 19th (Sunday), 2017


17:30 - 21:00


Entsuin Temple, the approach to Zuiganji Temple, Sanseido, Hiyokuzuka Memorial, Kanrantei Tea House


Entsuin Temple night entry general admission tickets will be offered for 500 yen, elementary/junior high school admission tickets will be offered for 200 yen, and children not yet enrolled in elementary school will be admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at Senshin-an or any of the locations in the above flyer marked with the チケットicon. A map to Senshin-an can be found at the following link:


The Matsushima Light Up Committee


The Town of Matsushima, Zuiganji Temple, Entsuin Temple, Tenrinin Temple, Matsushima Onsen Association, Matsushima Ryokan Association, Marubun Matsushima Kisen, Matsushima Shimameguri Kankousen Business Union

Inquires may be made to the Matsushima Tourism Association at 022-354-2618


*Please note that while cameras are permitted, tripods of any kind, selfie sticks, and other photography auxiliary devices are strictly prohibited.


Matsushima Onsen Foot Bath

 After walking around and enjoying the Fall Light Up in Matsushima, enjoy a complimentary foot bath provided by the Matsushima Onsen Association.


Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in between October 28th and November 19th (the same period as the Fall Light Up events)


17:00 - 20:30


Momiji-an (a map can be found here: )



Kanrantei Tea House Extended Evening Hours and Matcha Selection

 Come and enjoy matcha and sweets at place famous for its spectacular autumn foliage, the Date Family moon viewing court, Kanrantei Tea House! On November 4th guests will be able to view a full moon alongside the changing leaves.


 October 28th, November 2nd- 4th, November 9th – 11th, November 17th, and November 18th


16:00 – 19:30 (last order at 19:00)

   *Kanrantei Tea House will observe normal business operations until 16:00.


Kanrantei Tea House (a map can be found here: )


500 yen (matcha and sweets are included)

Matsushima Bay Light Up Cruise by the Marubun Matsushima Co.

 Come and enjoy lit up islands in the magical Matsushima Bay on this special night cruise. We recommend enjoying this night cruise along with one of our day cruises.


Fridays, Satudays, Sundays, and holidays in between October 28th – November 19th


There is one cruise per day departing at 17:00 and returning at 17:40


 Matsushima Bay Boat Pier (a map can be found here:  )


Adults- 1,000yen

Children- 500yen


Matsushima Bay Sunset Cruise by the Matsushima Shimameguri Kankousen

 This is a forty minute cruise around twilit Matsushima Bay. Please come and enjoy the special night scenery!

 Dates and Times:

10/28-10/29, departing at 16:20

11/3-11/5, departing at 16:10

11/10-11/12, departing at 16:00

11/17-11/19, departing at 15:50


Matsushima Bay Boat Pier (a map can be found here: )


Adults- 1,500 yen, Children- 750 yen

Dinner in Matsushima

  This is a food truck event in Matsushima Central Park (a map can be found here: )! The trucks will be open for business on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from October 28th to November 19th from 10:30 – 20:30. On cold days we'll have tents prepared for you convenience. The food trucks may be closed if there is inclement weather.