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Address: 305 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 852-22-2243
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8:30 am - 6:10 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:10 pm

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Well maintained Samurai residence..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Shinjuku, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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 22, 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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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 22, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Matsue Buke yashiki or Samurai Residence is on the route of the sightseeing bus. It was the residence of the Shiomi Family who were middle rank samurai. It is on the opposite side of the moat that surrounds the castle. We spent about 1 hour there.

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Address: 305 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 852-22-2243
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Shimane Prefecture  >  Matsue
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:10 pm

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