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“See where and how samurais lived” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buke Yashiki

Buke Yashiki
305 Kitahoricho, Matsue 690-0888, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-22-2243
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Ranked #29 of 69 Attractions in Matsue
3.5 of 5 stars 38 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“See where and how samurais lived”
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. This is a definite go to for anybody interested in samurai and or old traditional Japanese architecture. The residence also has a beautifully well kept, Japanese style garden.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Shinjuku, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Life of a Samurai”
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 enjoy lunch or tea. Next door to the residence is a place where you can get your souvenirs. From Buke Yashiki you can see the Matsue castle and the Lafcadio Hearn residence.

Visited March 2013
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Matsue, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Well maintained, convenient location”
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.

Visited September 2012
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Matsue, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Well maintained, convenient location”
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.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
“Worth a look.”
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.

Visited November 2012
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