Before I left Japan I did a little bit of sightseeing. I have already written about those trips but I never got around to posting the pictures. Here are some pictures from Matsushima, where I went on the 30th of July. Here is some information on Matsushima from Wikitravel.
On the tourist boat.
I think this might be an oyster farm, but I'm not sure.
A statue at, I think, Zuiganji. The following photos are from the same place.
A hideously garish tourist boat. This is not the boat I rode.
This is another temple, but I don't know what it was called.