Matsue Castle, Matsue

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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.
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  • I never heard about Matsue Castle, but when I visited it for the first time, I surprised by the nice view in front of the castle. Inside the castle, there are many real treasures such as Samurai...  more »
  • Matsue castle is one of the most designated castles among all other castles in Japan; it's one of National treasure castle among 05 National treasure castles in Japan. Sometimes it calls as a black...  more »
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  • 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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