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Address: 315 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 852-23-0714
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Wonderful garden.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2014
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I knew why Yakumo Koizumi loved Matue city and lake Shinji when I visited this. The residence was well remained.

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HIROSHIMA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 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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