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Matsue Castle, Matsue

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your Matsue Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Matsue using our Matsue travel itinerary planner.
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  • Matsue Castle is very beautiful, is next to the City Hall, has a small parking lot in front, a snack bar and bathrooms. The walk to the entrance of the castle is reasonable and has quite a few steps. Unfortunately I didn't see access for wheelchair users! The interior of the castle is well preserved, with exhibitions of history, well íngrimes and original ladders a beautiful view from the top floor! Around the Castle has much to see and enjoy, temples, tea house, gift shopping and a great bakery.
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  • Arrive 30 minutes ' walk from Matsue Station. Buses will leave, so should be used. And lighted at night with the beautiful. Many people have recently been Pokemon go.
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  • I went to the Matsue Castle as part of a shore excursion from a Cruise Ship. As the Castle was built for defense it has many stairs to get to it. After all you don't want the invading army to easily j...  read more »
  • One of the view completely preserved castles from the Edo period. Great place to see and learn about this culturally precious time. The garden is great to relax. Inside is a museum with many original items.
  • Really nice view of the area from the top of the castle. I went on a Tuesday and it was really quiet. Great for a walk around the grounds.
  • Most of the signs inside are in Japanese, but the castle is amazing to walk through regardless.
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