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“Beautifully maintained Samurai Residence” 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 #28 of 90 things to do in Matsue
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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Beautifully maintained Samurai Residence”
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 would have used.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A Life as a Samurai”
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, where the samurai house is, you can find the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, the Lafcadio Hearn former Residence as well as the Tanabe Art Museum. The faces of those buildings have this traditional, Edo-like architecture and you literally think that in a second a wealthy looking samurai or a geisha is going to come out of one of these doors.
The samurai house it self is amazing. You literally imagine how this samurai lived and how he enjoyed the beautiful garden, which surrounded the building. I would like to see it during spring, when the trees and plants blossom.

Visited March 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“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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Shinjuku, Japan
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“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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“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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