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Matsue Castle

1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-21-4030
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More wall than castle

This is the center piece of Matsue. Its been rehabilitated among nice woods. However, its best seen... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Geeess
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Rome, Italy
Imagine life as a samurai

The most fascinating aspect of our visit was the chance to climb the steep stairs inside the castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mistereks
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Marin County, CA
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  • Excellent43%
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  • Average8%
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“top floor” (19 reviews)
“steep stairs” (7 reviews)
“boat ride” (10 reviews)
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LOCATION
1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
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+81 852-21-4030
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"top floor"
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"steep stairs"
in 7 reviews
"boat ride"
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"on display"
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"national treasure"
in 7 reviews
"panoramic view"
in 5 reviews
"worth the climb"
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"half price"
in 5 reviews
"original condition"
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"second floor"
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"scale model"
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"wooden floors"
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"edo era"
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"mini museum"
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"five floors"
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"separate museum"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the center piece of Matsue. Its been rehabilitated among nice woods. However, its best seen from a far and taken pictures of. There is a narrow canal which goes around it with interesting views and talkative boatmen(in Japanese). They make you lie flat...More

Thank Geeess
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most fascinating aspect of our visit was the chance to climb the steep stairs inside the castle and imagine what life might have been like for the samurai and soldiers who were stationed here. I was also impressed by the wood floors with planks...More

Thank mistereks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just show your foreign passport and you can get 50% of admission, otherwise 560yen per person. One of the original castles, that hasn't been rebuilt. Not many displays inside at the moment, so you can appreciate the space. Very steep staircases for which you must...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely historic site. Viewing it from the moat in a little boat with a foldable roof was such fun. Azaleas come alive after the cherry blossoms.

Thank Becky F
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Impressive original castle. Good views from top floor but note that stairs are incredibly steep and only for the fit. Must take shoes off first, lockers available to store them. Set in nice grounds. Good to do in conjunction with boat ride around castle.

Thank LMCM111
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The centerpiece of Matsue, this traditional stone/wood castle sits in the middle of the town, inside large fortifications and a canal network that protects the city from flooding. For a small fee you can enter the castle and climb up the steep wooden stairs (my...More

Thank Douglas A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This castle is one of the biggest and tallest castles in Japan. It is very much in the original condition and at 5 stories high the sights from the top level are panoramic. The stairs up to the top are steep and you will be...More

Thank Russell V
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This beautiful castle is located in a nice park, that turns beautiful with the colors of autumn and swarms of birds

1  Thank dancing-freak
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

During my tour of Japan we visited this castle and there was a guy dressed as a Samurai stood outside the entrance which was pretty cool, on the top floor we actually witnessed the sun set which was nice, it was a pleasant evening and...More

Thank CatchBooker
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you are in Matsue or close by you simply have to make time to come and see this amazing and imposing castle. It is in its original state and is surrounded by natural beauty that is probably the envy of allotter Castles in Japan....More

Thank Grant T
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