Known for its iconic dark exterior, Matsue Castle represents one of only a dozen medieval castles remaining in the country. The castle's key feature, the main tower survived natural disasters and demolitions since the wooden structure was completed in 1611. View the castle walls, built to withstand war, tour the main keep, or take a riverboat cruise along the building's moat. Inside the castle, you will discover a museum of arms and artifacts from feudal Japan. With our online itinerary creator, Matsue attractions like Matsue Castle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tours To Matsue Castle
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Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Duration: 30 minutes
Matsue Castle Reviews
I was proud to see the majestic castle. From the top of the castle, the entire city could be scanned, with the feeling that it was ready to protect the citizens of the town from enemies. It seems... more »
This is my first unforgettable experience to see the ancient castle and its surroundings. I felt that I was in the 17th century in Japan because they could preserved well it. The most attractive view.... more »
The price for what you get is fantastic. This is one of the few places where I read most of the boards displaying historic and educational information and enjoyed them. The surrounding area is also filled with interesting sights and the town itself was also surprisingly nice; I actually wished I had decided to spend a night there.
One of the twelve original castles. It is very well preserved and great place to visit if you are in Matsue. The stairs inside are quite steep and difficult to climb, so be ready for it if you planned to visit. There is a small museum near the castle which provides traditional Japanese snacks at a low cost, which makes the visit even better!
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