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Address: 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
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A glimpse of Japan's feudal period

One of the few castles not razed and reconstructed, Matsue Castle and its beautiful grounds allow visitors to travel through time to Japan's feudal past. Keep an eye out for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rory C
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Dublin
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the few castles not razed and reconstructed, Matsue Castle and its beautiful grounds allow visitors to travel through time to Japan's feudal past. Keep an eye out for seasonal events and activities and be sure to travel by boat through the canals surrounding the castle.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matsue Castle is one among the oldest and genuine castles in Japan. It is surrounded by a canal that is now becomes the boat riding route to get to the castle. The townsmen's hospitality have been felt through their service-mindedness and love of their home treasure. A boat ride along the Horikawa canal is fun and the castle of Horio... More 

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Thank Hua M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Place looked amazing with the fresh snow! A bit smaller compared to some other castles but still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The museum and exhibition inside is very impressive although not so much English available. Sometimes there are English speaking volunteer guides awaiting in the entrance, do make use of them.

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Thank Matan K
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Matsue Castle is one of the must visit places for everyone who is interested in Japanese history. The Moat Boat ride right in front of the castle was also a great experience even in Winter as there was a comfortable Kotatsu on the boat. The atmosphere around the castle is also very amazing. When walking around it almost feels like... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

While not as large as Himeji, Matsue Castle has its own appeal. The displays of artifacts on the lower floor were interesting even without English explanations (though more explanations would have been nice) and the view from the top was wonderful. The castle doesn't have elevators or slopes like many of the rebuilt and renovated ones do, which is unfortunate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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.

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California
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607 reviews
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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!

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1 Thank Gemma'smum
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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 

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