Koizumi Yakumo (Lafcadio Hearn) Memorial Museum
Lafcadio Hearn Old Residence
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 (buckwheat noodle) restaurant and its beautiful grounds are an excellent place to sample...
Koizumi Yakumo (Lafcadio Hearn) Memorial Museum information
Lonely Planet review
This memorial museum has displays on the life and work of the well-travelled Lafcadio Hearn, as well as some of the man's personal effects – including his dumb-bells, spectacles, and a stack of Japanese newspapers on which he wrote words and phrases to teach English to his son. Hearn enthusiasts should pop round next door to have a look at his old residence .