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Buke Yashiki

305 Kitahoricho, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture 690-0888, Japan
+81 852-22-2243
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Ranked #27 of 71 Attractions in Matsue
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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

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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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115 attraction reviews
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Interesting to see how samurai actually lived. Proximity to the castle adds to the historical feel. Worth a visit.

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Izumo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We can visit old samurai residences near the Matsue castle.

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