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Former Yakumo Koizumi Residence

315 Kitahoricho, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture 690-0888, Japan
+81 852-23-0714
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Ranked #15 of 62 Attractions in Matsue
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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HIROSHIMA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Literati who loved Japan, house lived Koizumi Yakumo. Buildings of more than a hundred years ago. Wonderfully beautiful garden. It is possible to see the customs of hundred years ago. Narrow building, but can spend a relaxed time. I recommend strongly here.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Although the residence is small and doesn't take longer than 15 mins to visit I really recommend it. The house is beautiful as is the traditional Japanese garden. The house really relaxed me and the pamphlet given in English was interesting as it had Lafcadio's own description of the house which still matches the house you see today. You don't... More

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This house is where Yakumo Koizumi, or Lafcardio Hearn's used to reside in when he lived in Matsue and is a very short distance away from the Buke Yashiki. The house itself is quite small but it was pleasant to be able to enter the house and walk around and view the private gardens.

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Matsue, Japan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A quick stop and walk-through right after the Hearn Memorial Hall next door. Worth a look if you're sight-seeing in the Shiomi Nawata/Matsue Castle area.

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Izumo, Japan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Koizumi yakumo is Lafcadio Hearn's pen name who is one of Japan's greatest writers. He had lived the house staying in Matsue.

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