Head to the ticket sales office for Matsushima Island Tour Sightseeing Ships in front of the Matsushima Kaigan station. Purchase a ticket for the ship departing at 10:00 and walk directly to the boarding pier. View the gorgeous Matsushima Island from the sea. You can enjoy a 50-minute excursion on the ship. Along with the ticket office in front of the station, there are 4 other offices in the area so that you can purchase tickets at any of the offices.
Walk over to the National Treasure of Zuigan-ji Temple and admire the splendid buildings of Momoyama culture. The richly colored main hall is a must-see for its many features including its gold leaf sliding doors.