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Lafcadio Hearn's Former Residence

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Lafcadio Hearn (known in Japan as Koizumi Yakumo) was a British writer (although he was born in Greece in 1850, educated in France and the UK and lived in the USA from 1869) who came to Japan in 1890 and was to remain there for the rest of his life. He is famed for introducing Japan to the world by his first book on Japan, "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan", published in 1894.
Hearn came to Matsue in 1890 and lived for over a year until he moved to Kumamoto. He stayed in the Samurai residence for six months in the period with his wife, Setsu. The house which he rent is said to have been originally constructed in the mid-to-late Edo era (1603 – 1868). It was home to a Samurai of the Matsue domain, with the main building enclosed in Japanese gardens designed to recreate the natural landscape of mountains and rivers. The house itself remains largely unchanged, and the gardens, separated into three and each with different styles, are kept as they were during the period of Hearn's residence. Hearn had a fondness for all things Japanese, and was known to enjoy strolling through and looking out over the three gardens. While you are admiring the gardens you can read his essay "In a Japanese Garden", describing how they looked a century ago.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 18:30 (April - September) *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 8:30 - 17:00 (October - March) *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 150 yen (Child)
  • 150 yen (non-Japanese tourist)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 18 minutes from JR Matsue Station by Lakeline Bus. Get off at Koizumi Yakumo Kinenkan-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 315, Kitahoricho, Matsue-shi, Shimane, 690-0888

TweetsTweets

Wafuku @Wafuku_me - 2018-12-17
Kimono rental and kimono dressing, Hair set (with hair ornament)+ Snap shot.[and small gifts for you]
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Nuria Queralt @nqueralt - 2018-12-16
I woke up today in Tokyo thinking on my code in Python (sorry ;) )! A big thank you to ALL team for an inspiring n… https://t.co/zs1kZMowwC
Ermin Gerald D'Cruz @Ermin_Gerald - 2018-12-15
Attended an Informative Session at the Open Source Lab,Matsue with other Indians who reside in the Sanin region of… https://t.co/sE2liFjfK8
yo yehudi🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 @yoyehudi - 2018-12-14
A shrine on the mount near Matsue Castle, from my run this morning. Japan sure knows how to do beautiful https://t.co/pB30zuTv1c
Wafuku @Wafuku_me - 2018-12-13
'Cute Ninja clotes' and 'dresser' will make you a nice change!! (#Matsue) 2160 JPY https://t.co/S5SFjX3vAJ #travel… https://t.co/03HiKBn7Zk
Mario @Go_Mario - 2018-12-12
RT @RPGRconf: SAVE THE DAY:
@RPGRconf 2019 announced in #Matsue (Japan)
The 11th annual Recent Progress in #Graphene and Two-dimensional Ma…
Memristors @memristors - 2018-12-12
RT @RPGRconf: SAVE THE DAY:
@RPGRconf 2019 announced in #Matsue (Japan)
The 11th annual Recent Progress in #Graphene and Two-dimensional Ma…
Phantoms Foundation @PhantomsNet - 2018-12-12
RT @RPGRconf: SAVE THE DAY:
@RPGRconf 2019 announced in #Matsue (Japan)
The 11th annual Recent Progress in #Graphene and Two-dimensional Ma…
RPGR2019 @RPGRconf - 2018-12-12
SAVE THE DAY:
@RPGRconf 2019 announced in #Matsue (Japan)
The 11th annual Recent Progress in #Graphene and Two-dime… https://t.co/gEGI4wUWI0
RYOKO @hilolryoko - 2018-12-11
very cute penguin :D 🥰🥰🥰
Matsue Vogel Park
Matsue city, Shimane prefecture,Japan https://t.co/1ca5kxnCt6
Kristen Abroad @kristenabroad - 2018-12-11
Youll go for the castle but there is so much to see and do in Matsue. https://t.co/CCOhCGm7FP https://t.co/PpmSIgGxyU
Salvador Capella-Gutierrez @sj_capella - 2018-12-10
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
INB @INB_Official - 2018-12-10
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
RD-Connect @ConnectRD - 2018-12-10
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
cnag-crg @cnag_eu - 2018-12-10
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
Cristina Rodríguez @crisrugn - 2018-12-10
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
Gisele Bonne @BonneGisele - 2018-12-10
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
Leslie Matalonga @LeslieMatalonga - 2018-12-09
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
Soichi Ogishima @ogishima - 2018-12-09
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
yo yehudi🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 @yoyehudi - 2018-12-09
RT @SteveLaurie42: Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by the @…
Steve Laurie @SteveLaurie42 - 2018-12-09
Delighted to be in Japan for the first time, to participate in #biohack18 in Matsue, and explain the work done by… https://t.co/LK73CKB08E
yo yehudi🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 @yoyehudi - 2018-12-09
.@tktym is introducing #biohack18 in Matsue. Early biohackathons were arranged by @obf_news, and recently they've b… https://t.co/LntZbWLwip
Kazutoshi Tsuda @tsudakazutoshi - 2018-12-08
On my way to the BioHackathon 2018 @biohackathon #biohack18 in Matsue, Japan! https://t.co/I6e6bes56P
laura l. sweet @lauralsweet - 2018-12-07
The annual Penguin Parade in Japan's Matsue Vogel Park is one of the cutest holiday traditions ever! #penguins… https://t.co/d1GKmxCAlW

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