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Matsue Castle and Sightseeing Boat Tour

by Ritsuko
4h $ 142 up to 5 people


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

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142.40 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70
Hotel pick up in Matsue.
$ 8.90


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.

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.

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


Saturday is available for PM tour.

*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.

City Shimane

Meeting Point JR Matsue Station or at your hotel in Matsue

Ending Point JR Matsue Station or at your hotel in Matsue

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Ritsuko

National Certified Guide

Contact Ritsuko
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I'm Ritsuko. I'm a national certified guide.
I was born and raised in Shimane. I have long been living in here.
It is Shimane's abundant natural beauty that brought me back here after living in several other cities in Japan.

Shimane is also well known as the place where a lot of Japanese myths started.
I'd really like to show you around this spiritual and relaxing place with the distinctive culture and history.

I'll help you enjoy every minute of your stay in Shimane. Also, you can tailor your tour trip according your interests.
I'm sure you'll find something new and old about Japan here in Shimane.

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