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Sally N wrote a review May 2019
Hong Kong, China25 contributions22 helpful votes
Interesting display of how this foreigner grew up and eventually established a relationship with Japan and came to settle there. It's also quiet and peaceful there.
Date of experience: April 2019
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ThreeFromVancouver wrote a review Apr 2019
Vancouver BC Canada183 contributions71 helpful votes
Okay, we didn't really know anything about him before we planned our trip to Matsue, but nonetheless it's still interesting to be able to walk around a well preserved and restored building from that long ago.
Date of experience: February 2019
Yasuko G wrote a review Mar 2019
Portland, Oregon291 contributions7 helpful votes
There was only one visitor besides me. Most visitors go to memorial hall but skip the residence. So if you like nice and quiet, this is place to be.
Date of experience: March 2019
Grant T wrote a review Jan 2018
Melbourne, Australia712 contributions322 helpful votes
This is an amazing look back at the way in which Yakum Koizum (Hearn) lived and worked while he was in Matsue for what would become his formative years in Japan. This is the place he met his wife and first starting teaching at the local school. The gardens are amazing at any time of the year and must be really impressive in spring when the entire street must be abuse with people. There is a small change to get in but well worth it. You don't need long - the house is quite small.…
Date of experience: January 2018
Tristan J wrote a review Feb 2017
19 contributions1 helpful vote
The Yakumo Koizumi Residence is an idyllic traditional Japanese house next to the castle river. I can especially recommend this attraction to foreigners who are very familiar with Japanese culture, live in Japan, speak Japanese, might even be thinking of becoming Japanese just as Lafcadio Hearn did or just love traditional Japanese ghost tales from one of Japans legendary Japanese foreigners.…
Date of experience: December 2016