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Very nice to see.

Small little area with shopping and shrines. Great to see and explore. We were there during the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Dayna S
Phoenix, Arizona
Worth visiting the tea houses

A stroll around the castle moat will take you to a collection of rather old houses, done in the... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Gary H
Bloomington, Indiana
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27 Aug 2018
“Very nice to see.”
17 Nov 2017
“Worth visiting the tea houses”
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Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Small little area with shopping and shrines. Great to see and explore. We were there during the cherry blossom and it was beautiful.

Thank Dayna S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A stroll around the castle moat will take you to a collection of rather old houses, done in the early style but updated for convenience. Several are now tea houses or soba noodle shops, all set in very pleasant surroundings.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The gentleman who makes the wagashi here is a national treasure! Make sure you have tea and sweets here. Nothing can top freshness and quality, crafted by a master. The view from the traditional tea room in the facility lets you see Matsue castle sitting...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I visited Matsue this June, which is said to be part of the best season thereof for seeing around. The town itself was good, having the tranquil atmosphere of its own. Twilight hours at the riverbed or lakeside would prove to be "once-in-a-lifetime" experience for...More

1  Thank Minako I
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I am always amazed by the old architecture of ancient japan and how it survived for hundreds of years. Who wants to get a view on this architecture needs to pay this town a visit whilst in the area.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 12 June 2013

If you walk around Matsue Castle, it is really impressive how many old buildings you can still see there. It feels a bit like in Kyoto, but there are not so many tourists. If you don't mind some missing English signs, you should really take...More

3  Thank Rika P
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Matsue is a look in Japan's past, and like Kyoto and Kanazawa, is one of the few places that maintains a strong wagashi (traditional confectionery) culture with its tea ceremony culture. Also home to one of the few remaining original castles, and the whole town...More

2  Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 11 September 2012

There are many things to see and do in the castle area walkway, including bridges and moats, museums (the Tanabe Art Museum), the Meimei-an historic tea house and samurai residence (buke yashiki)

4  Thank Shojin
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