Matsushima Onsen is a new hot spring that opened in 2008 in Matsushima, one of the Three Most Scenic Spots of Japan. The silky spring hot water is known for making skin beautiful and smooth. The hot spring water is gentle and relieves the fatigue of travel. The hot spring is home to seven inns.
There is good access to Matsushima and is about 25 minutes by train from Sendai. The scenery of a moonlit night and the morning sunrise, as well as that during the daytime, is truly scenic. When poet Matsuo Basho departed to travel the narrow path in the back, he expressed his soaring heart saying, ""I have made up my mind to go see the pale moon in Matsushima."" Matsushima's moon, which has long been a repeated descriptive epithet in poetry, rises from the pine tree islands and has been referred to as a ""silver wave"" because of the heavenly light that sparkles on silver ripples in the bay. What better way to relax than to soak in a hot spring while enjoying the magnificent view of Matsushima that is unchanged since ancient times.