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This is a historic walking and boat tour around Matsue Castle.
You can experience the nostalgic atmosphere of Matsue with 400 years old Matsue Castle and Samurai Street.


  •   Matsue Castle
  •   Cruise around Matsue
  •   Enjoying Matcha Green Tea
  •   Samurai Residence


City Shimane
Meeting Point JR Matsue Station or at your hotel in Matsue
Ending Point JR Matsue Station or at your hotel in Matsue
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5

Saturday is available for PM tour.



144.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 27.00 USD
hotel pick up in Matsue. 9.00 USD

What to Expect

In this tour, you might feel as if you are time traveling to the old days.

Matsue Castle is one of the only 12 original castles in Japan. Unlike other castles, the inside remains almost as it was in old days.
You can go up to the top floor and enjoy 360-degree view of Matsue city.
A sightseeing boat tour around the castle makes you have different views of Matsue Castle.
The canals that surrounded the castle remain as they were when the castle was constructed.
Along the way, you will pass under 16 bridges. This must be really fun!
Then we visit Samurai Residence at Samurai Street where a middle-ranked samurai lived 270 years ago.
Also, you'll enjoy the distinctive tea culture of Matsue while having excellent matcha green tea with original Japanese confectionery at the old tea house designed by a feudal lord of Matsue.

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

*Transportation fee (you and guide) from JR Matsue Station or your hotel to Matsue Castle
*Entrance fee (you and guide):
Matsue Castle 560 JPY/person,
Samurai Residence 300 JPY/person

*Cruise fee (you and guide): about 1,230 JPY/person
(Your entrance fees mentioned above and your cruise fee are discounted if you show your passport)

*Green tea set (you and guide) : about 800 JPY/person


*You can arrange the time schedule according to your interest.
*For PM tour, Monday, Thursday and Sunday are available.
*Saturday is not available for AM tour.

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 27.00 USD
hotel pick up in Matsue. 9.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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