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Address: 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 852-21-4030
07:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:30

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Beautiful setting and historical importance

Enjoyed the visual aspects of the large moat that surrounds the castle. Many beautiful structures surround the castle with shopping and restaurants close by.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visual aspects of the large moat that surrounds the castle. Many beautiful structures surround the castle with shopping and restaurants close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite city stop on a two week trek of Japan. The city of Matsue was delightful with the Moat Boat ride, the walk thru the quaint city with its shops and galleries. Hotel was comfortable and clean. Matsue Castle was fun to crawl around and marvel.

Thank TeeZeeOntario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must if in the region. I prefer it to Himeji. They also have English guides available. Wonderful array of artifacts including a tremendous array of helmets. Pretty garden and panoramic views. Wonderful!

Thank Gemma'smum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I spent a good hour wandering the castle grounds. The castle is about a 30min walk from the train station, but buses and taxis are available. Most of the grounds are free to enter with only the main castle tower having an entry fee. Entry is only ¥230 for foreigners so makes for a cheap outing. A must do. The... More 

Thank Linsey W
St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

there are exhibits in the castle, making it well worth a visit. there are several buildings on the grounds which also merit a stop.

Thank forbenjoy
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a relatively small castle complex, but with the original Edo Period main keep (tenshukaku) from 1611. Reflecting the fact that the Matsue Fief was relatively small one in the Edo Period, the scale of the castle complex is much smaller than the ones one see in Tokyo, Osaka, and Himeji. Yet, you can freely walk through the inside... More 

Thank Chuzaa
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Should not miss this National Treasure of Japan if happen to visit Matsue. One of the remaining castles in Japan. Nicely preserved. Happened to see lantern in Garden. This was magical. Also do not miss view from Top. It's worth the climb.

Thank Giriraj3007
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I went to the Matsue Castle as part of a shore excursion from a Cruise Ship. As the Castle was built for defense it has many stairs to get to it. After all you don't want the invading army to easily just walk up to the front door. Once you get to the castle you must remove your shoes and... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This castle remains the original spirit is edo era. Despite of other castles like nagoya's or osakas, this has never been changed. Its black color is wow impressive and its garden is beautiful.

Thank Wilmar186
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to have met a volunteer who happened to be a Putonghua-speaking Chinese. She led me to the Matsue Castle and explained in great details about the history and construction of the castle as well as some knowledge of Japanese history, religion and tradition. This highly enriched my visit-experience and appreciation. Well done, volunteer. (There was a 50%... More 

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