Japanese Countryside at Matsue Castle

by Mieke

Matsue Castle in Shimane prefecture is one of the few original castles
still found in Japan. A visit to Matsue Castle alone is worth the trip, but you
might also consider visiting the old house of Lafcadio Hearn, and a samurai
residence closeby. Lafcadio Hearn, known in Japan under his Japanese
name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer of Greek origin, who
wrote many books about Japanese culture in from the 1890s.


Japanese Countryside at Matsue Castle
Photo courtesy of connect-shimane.com

Website: http://www.matsue-tourism.or.jp/m_castle/ in Japanese
Address: 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture 690-0887, Japan
Tel no.: +81 (0) 852-21-4030
Price: 560 yen, children and foreigners 280 yen.
Opening times: April-Sept: 07:00-19:30, Oct-Mar: 08:30-17:00


09 Aug 2014

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8 months ago Traveler: Shmuel -   Tour Guide: Kenichi

My wife and I had an amazing Day Trip to Matsue with Ken. Ken was on time, took us where we wanted, and was very flexible and patient. He is knowledgeable and answered all our queries. Ken really did above and beyond so we will enjoy ourselves, and we can't not thank him enough for all he did to make this day unforgettable. He was very nice to us and we gladly recommend him as a guide. If you ev...
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