Matsue History Museum
Horikawa Sightseeing Boat
The characterful boatmen circumnavigate the castle moat and then zip around the city's canals and beneath a series of bridges. There are...
Dating from 1611, picturesque Matsue-jō has a wooden interior showcasing treasures belonging to the Matsudaira clan. Known as Plover...
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.
Next door to the samurai house, this busy soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant and its beautiful grounds are an excellent place to sample...
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Lonely Planet review
Matsue's excellent new museum gives a broad-ranging introduction to the history of the region clans, and development of local industry and crafts. Among the displays are old town maps, ceramics, letters and the local speciality Matsue wagashi (sweets) – you can taste modern versions in the attached shop. The English audio guide is very good and is free.