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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  • Never particularly impressed in the castle of the ordinary. I felt like a lot of visitors from Korea. And take the shot than an hour no.
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  • It was hard to climb the long stairs. Stairs are left for the lame family came, you want to grasp the handrail on the other side, both up and down so hot a. Plant variety, seen in maintenance was limited. There were some good volunteers, and Samurai's old photo, taken together on the free.
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  • I think it good to go by walk from Matsue Station to use the bus for some distance. Castles wider difference isn't so much for quite a distance. It was extant 12 Tower because the spectacular castle. Weekday tourists here and there, was a hit!
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  • One of the castles in Japan without reconstruction, kept the original design with good condition. It is worth to visit if you like to know Japan traditional construction method
  • 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.
  • Good Japonese castle worths to visit. Good and easy access. Nice surroundings.

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