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Buke Yashiki

305 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-22-2243
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Ancient Residence

This the residence of a Middle Ranking Samurai. It is beautifully preserved and set in very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Read the leaflet

You can walk thru this samurai residence and not understand its value. But they have really... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Vantaa, Finland
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1 Jun 2016
“Ancient Residence”
17 May 2016
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305 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This the residence of a Middle Ranking Samurai. It is beautifully preserved and set in very nice gardens. As said in a previous post, there is an excellent brochure about the house and the uses of the various rooms. In some rooms are dummies demonstrating...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 17 May 2016

You can walk thru this samurai residence and not understand its value. But they have really informative leaflet. Read it, check peacefully every room and you learn so much about old days and living in Japan. Peaceful, beautiful house and yard. All this for just...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

My favorite TV show was the samurai. How cool to see an authentic residence. The entrance price was halved for international tourists. it was worth twice what I paid for it. There is not a lot to see and we were out in 15 minutes....More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is a former Samurai house built in1730 and has been well preserved and maintained. You do not actually enter the house but you walk around it and with parts of the walls opened up you can view the various rooms with their furnishings and...More

Thank Brandylady
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We eventually found this having passed by twice. It is between the Hearn residence and Meimei-an Teahouse. It is well preserved on a street that has been kept reasonably true to its origins. It captures the atmosphere of a middle ranking home and made clear...More

Thank ACOX_13
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Real traditional Japanese house, beautiful architecture, showing how it was used and kept. Home of a Samurai over many years ago. Well preserved and maintain residence. can walk around and see into the rooms and imagine life as it used to be. A really good...More

1  Thank babe33
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This was a well maintained residence of a middle ranking Samurai. Over 300 years old, with lots of items used by the Samurai on display. A feature is that you can see into all the rooms from the outside with the sliding doors open, and...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 5 April 2013

I enjoyed seeing a traditional Japanese house as it would have been used. You tour the house from the outside with its sliding doors open, allowing you to see inside the different rooms with the items that would have been used in each. The garden...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The Buke Yashiki is very accessible from the main city and is within walking distance of the Castle and Matsue History Museum. The residence provides insight into how samurais lived and gives you the chance to view beautifully kept gardens and original architecture and features...More

1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 16 March 2013

After visiting the Matsue castle you walk towards the river, pass two interesting temples (Matsue Gokoku Shrine and Jozan Inari Jinja) and find yourself standing on this wooden bridge looking over the river. A small yellow boat approaches the bridge and stands in a somehow...More

1  Thank Olga I
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