I took a trip to Sendai last week and visited Matsushima which is said to be one of Japan’s three great views along with Miyajima and Amanohashidate.
Matsushima is a group of over 200 small, pine tree islands which provide an interesting landscape. There are boat cruises to some of the islands as well as many temples nearby.
I took a few photos of the area but really did not have enough time to do justice to the scenery.
Note that if you have lived in Japan long enough then you probably won’t even see the telephone, electricity wires in this photo. I tried cropping the pole on the left out of the photo, but the dimension of the image changed completely and it just didn’t look like Japan. Sometimes the contrast between things is what defines the true beauty of Japan.