Lafcadio Hearn Old Residence
Koizumi Yakumo (Lafcadio Hearn) Memorial Museum
This memorial museum has displays on the life and work of former Matsue resident Lafcadio Hearn, as well as some of the writer's...
Buke Yashiki Samurai Residence
Built for a middle-ranking samurai family during the early 18th century, Buke Yashiki is an immaculately preserved house and garden.
Dating from 1611, picturesque Matsue-jō has a wooden interior showcasing treasures belonging to the Matsudaira clan. Known as Plover...
Next door to the samurai house, this busy soba restaurant and its beautiful grounds are an excellent place to sample the local warigo...
Lafcadio Hearn Old Residence information
A small late-19th-century samurai house with pretty gardens where Hearn lived. You can still see the desk where he penned his classic collection Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, which contains his famous essay on Matsue – 'Chief City of the Province of the Gods', and the Japanese ghost stories of Kwaidan.