After seeing the aftermath and folly of the Fukushima reactor meltdown, the Entsuin Temple gardens in the coastal town of Matsushima in Miyagi Pref. offers a tranquil place to unwind. It was the Zuiganji temple next door that decided a year before the tsunami to fortify the structure in case of a big quake. What foresight. Not only that the tsunami actually stopped at its doorstep and no further.