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Matsue History Museum

Travel Guide - Matsue History Museum


Located next to Matsue Castle, Matsue History Museum was designed to resemble a samurai residence. The museum showcases the history and culture of the 400-year old castle town of Matsue. Inside the museum's Tatami floored café, visitors can enjoy original Japanese confectionery and green tea with a view over a traditional Japanese garden and Matsue Castle enhanced by the changing seasons.
English, Chinese and Korean audio guides are available free of charge. An international tourist information booth is also available.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 – 18:30 (April – September)
  • 8:30 – 17:00 (October – March)


  • 3rd Thursday of each month

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 510 yen (General, Adult)
  • 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 13 minutes from JR Matsue Station by Lakeline Bus. Get off at Ote-mae Horikawa Yuransen Josenjo Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 279, Tonomachi, Matsue-shi, Shimane, 690-0887


JJWalsh 🌿⛩️🏝️🐱🌺 @jjwalsh - 2020-11-30
Gorgeous Matcha set at the history museum with a beautiful rock garden view + watch the master wagashi sweets maker… https://t.co/Bsswytcd4b
JJWalsh 🌿⛩️🏝️🐱🌺 @jjwalsh - 2020-11-30
History museum creating atmosphere with video of festival next to display of portable drums used in the matsuri - f… https://t.co/HkxtWNK02C
tieguanyin @tieguanyin320 - 2020-07-07
Teahouse in the Matsue History Museum. ‘Kiharu’.
Variety of beautiful Japanese sweets with Matcha. Wonderful!
#抹茶… https://t.co/w5ex3ATfAf
tieguanyin @tieguanyin320 - 2020-07-06
Matsue Castle, a national treasure. Nearby a history museum, exhibits about Matsudaira Fumai, the 7th feudal of the… https://t.co/Nf9hpDmo77
Alison Diamond @ADsaxist - 2020-03-09
A wonderful day exploring Matsue, the castle, Lafcadio Hearn house and museum, local history museums and a boat rid… https://t.co/TnNHUltRB1
Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2019-04-06
In front of the History Museum in Matsue - Shimane Prefecture - is this amazing pine. I had to cut the picture a li… https://t.co/C3HX3RQZsS
Kristen Abroad | Travel blogger @kristenabroad - 2019-01-26
Matsue (松江市) is known as the city of water. It has a very interesting history and while you are near the castle, I… https://t.co/wOEg75kAEo
Rie(りえ) @RieTOiimasu - 2018-04-11
If you have a chance to visit Matsue Castle, don’t miss Matsue History Museum too. It offers an in-depth view of th… https://t.co/Gq3J07FIa1
Rie(りえ) @RieTOiimasu - 2018-04-11
Matsue History Museum now displays an awesome LEGO model of Matsue Castle in its free space. https://t.co/PS9bMRAIY4
Rie(りえ) @RieTOiimasu - 2018-04-10
If you have a chance to visit Matsue Castle, don’t miss Matsue History Museum. It offers an in-depth view of the hi… https://t.co/T52SatwTXC
japantrip @japantrip_jp - 2017-07-11
Matsue History Museum
#japantrip #shimane #matsue #historymuseum https://t.co/2iVlklU1yx
Lafcadio Hearn @Lafcadio_Hearn4 - 2017-05-06
Koizumi family history with Takis Efstathiou 1996 July - 2017
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum Matsue Jp… https://t.co/iZ21cdzEr5
Travel Blogger @melovillareal - 2016-09-11
Making wagashi or Japanese sweets here at Matsue History Museum :) @ Matsue, Shimane https://t.co/HsKI1MGnUT
Japan This! @JapanThis - 2016-07-17
Expanded Lafcadio Hearn #museum reopens in #Matsue, #Shimane.


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