Matsue Castle, Matsue

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Known for its iconic dark exterior, Matsue Castle represents one of only a dozen medieval castles remaining in the country. The castle's key feature, the main tower survived natural disasters and demolitions since the wooden structure was completed in 1611. View the castle walls, built to withstand war, tour the main keep, or take a riverboat cruise along the building's moat. Inside the castle, you will discover a museum of arms and artifacts from feudal Japan. With our online itinerary creator, Matsue attractions like Matsue Castle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visited several castles as a national treasure, but that with a steep staircase was not assured, could go up and down. And had the Interior. Found that geographical features, such as the moat has totally changed dioramas around the castle is three times each. It was seen slowly Castle.
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  • One of the many pillars on the Castle ground floor (floor rose further into the Castle) there was information on the WEB somewhere. Grain of the heart! I looked for about 10 minutes. I found. I think it is good. Why enjoy the treasure it is, of course, but little interesting treasure hunt?
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  • I stopped by at the last moment. I think since when I was a kid, so to grow up and enjoy. Might remain Matsue Castle moat around the castle is beautiful, but because there are
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  • A great site to visit when at Shimane preference! Here you will learn the history of Japan and the dynasties that governed the shukoku region! The top view is awesome! you can view the whole Matsue city. A boat ride compliments the visit and you will definitely feel like visiting there again and again!
  • I liked seeing the old wooden interiors. It´s unlike some castles that have an antique facade but modern interiors. There´s also a great view of the city from the top.
  • Great to go, with this castle which is maintained from the previous ages and not the rebuild one.
  • Great place to spend a few hours. You only have to pay if you want to see the inside of the castle which is worth it but the castle grounds themselves are great as well.
  • Good Japonese castle worths to visit. Good and easy access. Nice surroundings.

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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 "ryokan" (guesthouses) with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) sit to the north of the river, while a good number of basic hotels lie to the south. Look around the countryside to the south for clusters of retreats in scenic areas, including traditional ryokan and modern hotels with onsite onsen.
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