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Matsue Castle

1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-21-4030
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An original!

The difference is obvious with an original castle immediately upon entering as all the floors and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best castle I've seen in Japan!

Visiting Matsue castle was a very exciting experience, loved it! Don't forget to enjoy the amazing... read more

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1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-21-4030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The difference is obvious with an original castle immediately upon entering as all the floors and frames are wooden as opposed to the sterile looking concrete interior of the rebuilt castles. The six squeaky wooden floors had the usual castle display with some old armors...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Matsue castle was a very exciting experience, loved it! Don't forget to enjoy the amazing view on Matsue city from the top of the hill.

Thank asianwanderlustblog
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

For some reason I didn't expect it to be so grand from the inside. The huge pillars that hold the castle are impressive! The highlight is for sure the 360 view at the top!! Though limited information is given in English- you can definitively get...More

Thank aafkem
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a rainy day. The nice lady at Information in the Matsue train station suggested the visit as an activity that would keep me dry. She was right and wrong: while in the castle, no rain fell on me. But getting to the castle...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Built in 1611, one of the oldest wood castles in Japan. Lots of steps to get up to the castle, lots of steep, narrow stairs climbing to the top floor. But definitely worth the climb. Terrific views from the top. The grounds are also quite...More

Thank AirsDream
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

There were hundreds of Tenshu, central castle tower at the end of Edo Samurai era, in 19th century. As the new Meiji era has started, many of them were destroyed and the materials are used for new constructions. Only 12 of them survived, and Matsue...More

Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful castle (and a real one built in 1611) . Don't miss it if you have chance to visit matsue.

Thank alain2124
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is an excellent castle for all interest levels. It's a small grounds and easy to view, but also is very beautiful and one of my favorite night viewing castles that I have experienced. There is not too much to do in the area by...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a chance to see old traditional Japan. The castle was built in the early sixteen hundreds and is made of wood. It sits on a hill commanding the town below. There are a lot of steps to climb but the view from the...More

Thank AndC2014
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Matsue Castle is one of Japanese national treasure. This castle is precious because it was built in the beginning of Edo era (1611). The days before Edo era, Japan was the age of wars. So, this castle has some facilities for war. For example, there...More

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