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Within the Ninomaru of Matsue Castle, the Kounkaku was a guesthouse originally built in 1903 for Crown Prince Yoshihito (Emperor Taisho). 興雲閣
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After Crown Prince Yoshihito stayed here, the Kounkaku was used for a variety of purposes. During the 1940s war years, it was the Japanese Navy's personnel office. After the war, Kounkaku served as an annex for the Shimane Prefectural Capital until 1952. Then it housed the Matsue Board of Education until 1962. A local museum from 1973–2011. Then after renovations were completed in 2015, the building was opened to the public in Oct. 2015.
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Entrance hall of the stately Kounkaku. Free admission.
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Corridor of Kounkaku.
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Kounkaku exhibition room on 1st floor.
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Stairs to the upper floor.
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Entrance to the Kounkaku's upper floor.
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Kounkaku's upper floor.
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One end of the Kounkaku's upper floor was the lodging quarters for Crown Prince Yoshihito who stayed here in 1907 while he toured the San'in Region.
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The lodging quarters for Crown Prince Yoshihito had only three rooms. Entrance room in the middle.
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Living room for the Crown Prince Yoshihito. The carpets and curtains are replicas since the originals no longer exist.
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Bedroom for the Crown Prince Yoshihito.
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About Crown Prince Yoshihito's quarters.
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Door to the balcony.
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View of the Central Turret from the Kounkaku balcony.
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View of the Central Turret from the Kounkaku balcony.
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Kounkaku balcony.
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Kounkaku balcony.
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Kounkaku balcony.
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Kounkaku balcony.
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Kounkaku signboard.
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