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Matsue History Museum

279 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-32-1607
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Get the free English audio guide, see the Festival boat exhibit in the separate building

The History museum also has a foreigner discount with passport, half price. For 600 yen, we saw... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Kip F
Sacramento, California
Standard exhibits plus special event

There are two sections of the museum, and if you don't read Japanese, the main one with free audio... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2015
Tours, France
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279 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-32-1607
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

The History museum also has a foreigner discount with passport, half price. For 600 yen, we saw the permanent local history exhibit, the temp one on tea ceremony and traditional wall hangings, and in a separate building around the corner there was a movie, with...More

Thank Kip F
Reviewed 9 November 2015

There are two sections of the museum, and if you don't read Japanese, the main one with free audio guide is the one to choose. (To be fair, what we saw in the special exhibit was explained a bit in the tour of the castle,...More

1  Thank Isabelh2o2
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The museum is walking distance from the Matsue Castle, but it felt a long way in the humid summer heat. The inside is nice, made to look like a traditional Japanese building. I went with my Aunt and we got English audio guides, which was...More

1  Thank DCtraveller779
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This museum may be small, but it does not disappoint. The fee is relatively low (especially with the foreigner discount). The receptionists are all dressed in traditional Japanese attire which adds to this attraction's charm. It is also very traditional in the sense that no...More

1  Thank lithiumbass
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Right across from Matsue Castle is the Matsue History Museum. The exterior remains true to the surrounding Edo style and feeling of the surroundings but once you enter the interior, the museum is very modern, light and feels vary spacious. The exhibits focus mainly on...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The Matsue History Museum is a must for anyone visiting Matsue Castle. The museum offers the background knowledge that really enhances one's experience in Matsue. It's one thing to see a beautiful castle and to walk around a beautiful town but it's an entirely different...More

Thank Annie N
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Situated right next to the Matsue Castle, the Matsue History Museum takes visitors back into ancient Matsue. Here, people can experience the old lifestyles of those who lived around the castle. One impressive exhibit of the Matsue HIstory Museum is their collection of maps. The...More

Thank Hong An D
Reviewed 18 February 2013

The building is new, so it has a spacious, comfortable mix of modern and Edo style on the inside, while the outside fits in very well with the castle town atmosphere. It is primarily focused on the history of Matsue, but this touches a wide...More

Thank Brittany P
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