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“Sightseeing gem, like Kyoto but not flooded with tourists”
Review of Matsue Castle Town

Matsue Castle Town
Ranked #11 of 117 things to do in Matsue
Certificate of Excellence
Matsue, Japan
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Sightseeing gem, like Kyoto but not flooded with tourists”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Matsue is a look in Japan's past, and like Kyoto and Kanazawa, is one of the few places that maintains a strong wagashi (traditional confectionery) culture with its tea ceremony culture. Also home to one of the few remaining original castles, and the whole town has interesting spots associated with its castle town use, or places Lafcadio Hearn visited and wrote about during the Meiji era. Lots of lakeside scenery and hot resorts. It's a little out of the way, but the payoff is that it's not overwhelmed with tourists, so you can enjoy classic Japan at your own pace.

Visited August 2012
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“Excellent Castle surroundings”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

There are many things to see and do in the castle area walkway, including bridges and moats, museums (the Tanabe Art Museum), the Meimei-an historic tea house and samurai residence (buke yashiki)

Visited June 2012
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