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Address: 305 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 852-22-2243
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A glimpseof Samurai life

This is a former Samurai house built in1730 and has been well preserved and maintained. You do not actually enter the house but you walk around it and with parts of the walls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a former Samurai house built in1730 and has been well preserved and maintained. You do not actually enter the house but you walk around it and with parts of the walls opened up you can view the various rooms with their furnishings and model figures. A leaflet can be picked up at the entrance naming each room and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We eventually found this having passed by twice. It is between the Hearn residence and Meimei-an Teahouse. It is well preserved on a street that has been kept reasonably true to its origins. It captures the atmosphere of a middle ranking home and made clear how these homes might have functioned.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Real traditional Japanese house, beautiful architecture, showing how it was used and kept. Home of a Samurai over many years ago. Well preserved and maintain residence. can walk around and see into the rooms and imagine life as it used to be. A really good example of an original building. Lovely gardens to wander through, pleasant, quiet despite being in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a well maintained residence of a middle ranking Samurai. Over 300 years old, with lots of items used by the Samurai on display. A feature is that you can see into all the rooms from the outside with the sliding doors open, and see what each room was used for. A nice garden as well.

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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

I enjoyed seeing a traditional Japanese house as it would have been used. You tour the house from the outside with its sliding doors open, allowing you to see inside the different rooms with the items that would have been used in each. The garden is also very pleasant! Definitely worth seeing especially as it is in the picturesque area... More 

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1 Thank James C
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Buke Yashiki is very accessible from the main city and is within walking distance of the Castle and Matsue History Museum. The residence provides insight into how samurais lived and gives you the chance to view beautifully kept gardens and original architecture and features of the buildings with several artefacts and pieces of furniture and everyday items that samurais... More 

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1 Thank Andy L
Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

After visiting the Matsue castle you walk towards the river, pass two interesting temples (Matsue Gokoku Shrine and Jozan Inari Jinja) and find yourself standing on this wooden bridge looking over the river. A small yellow boat approaches the bridge and stands in a somehow harmonious contrast to this deep green of the trees and water. On the same street,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Buke Yashiki is along the canal that surrounds Matsue Castle. It is conveniently located near Lafcadio Hearn's Former Residence, literally a few minutes walk away. It is also about 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Matsue History Museaum. The samurai residence is well kept and is great for a quick visit if you are planning to visit Matsue Castle.... More 

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1 Thank Annie N
Shinjuku, Japan
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Buke Yashiki is an old Samurai house built in the middle of the Edo period. Here you can admire the garden and residence of a Samurai. Each room is described in a pamphlet that is provided both in English and Japanese. Here you can get a sense of the lifestyle of a Samurai. Within the residence, you may also... More 

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2 Thank Hong An D
Matsue, Japan
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43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very easy to stop for half an hour or so while checking out the collection of sites in the castle/Shiomi Nawate area. Typically a pretty quiet area and not too crowded, so you can easily take your time to take in the details if you're an Edo history buff.

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