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Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area. Pleasure boats glide along the waters, offering views of the main attractions in Matsue as they go, including the old and storied castle around which the city has developed, and a number of old Shinto shrines. The river connects two large lakes that sit either side of the city, further adding to Matsue's reputation as a scenic town by the water. Use our Japan route planning tool to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Matsue.
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With its canals, rivers, and lakes central to the look and everyday life of Matsue, many visitors arrive wanting a view of the water. And they're certainly in luck, because the city has placed its primary accommodations up close to the waterways. Traditional
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