Matsue Castle 松江城


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Built in 1611, Matsue Castle is Japan's latest and fifth castle whose main tower tower has been designated as a National Treasure (on July 8, 2015). Amid a complex of moats, stone walls, and reconstructed turrets, the main castle tower largely retains its original 17th-century construction and stands five stories high. One of the San'in Region's major sights and one of the best castles along the Sea of Japan coast. Easily accessible by a short bus ride from JR Matsue Station. (This album shows over 250 photos of the castle.)

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Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum and Residence 小泉八雲記念館


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Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) is one of the most famous foreigners to have lived in Japan. He authored or translated books about Japanese ghost/horror stories ("Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan" and "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things"). The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum and residence are next to each other on the same road on the fringe of Matsue Castle.

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Lake Shinji 宍道湖


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Lake Shinji is famous for spectacular sunsets, but didn't see it when I was there twice. Too cloudy.

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Gesshoji Temple and Other Sights


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Gesshoji is a famous temple in Matsue with numerous tombs for the Matsudaira clan who ruled the Matsue domain. Matsue also has other notable shrines.

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