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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  • It's a little far from Matsue Station, but it's worth the move. Because there are a lot of tourists, I think that the movement by bus is easy to understand.
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  • After the war in Sekigahara, it was built by Mr. Horio and has been handed down to Kyogoku and Matsudaira. It is now designated as a national treasure, and from the top floor of the castle tower, you can see Lake Shinji and the great mountain on a sunny day. The moat surrounding the castle and Shiroyama Park are places for citizens to relax.
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  • The castle is awesome and there's tons of information in English breaking down all of the interesting architectural details. The castle is very much left as is inside so you can really get a feel for the building. Great views from the top and cherry blossoms in early April.
  • Very cool castle. The garden is pretty big and very nice. The castle is not very very big tho so you can see most of it in a short time. There is a discount for foreigners which is very nice.
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