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“Well maintained castle with a scenic view”
Review of Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle
Ranked #1 of 134 things to do in Matsue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Matsue Castle, built in the early 17th Century is a fedual castle. It is one of the few castles in Japan which exist in it's original form(Wooden), and not rebuilt. Apparently among all the castle's in Japan, it is the 6th Oldest, second largest and third tallest. It provides a very good photo opportunity for visitors, with it's scenic surrounding.
English guides are available free of charge for a tour of the castle. Entrance is 280 Yen for foreigners. The top watchtower provides a 360 degree view of Matsue City. From the Matsue Station, it's only a 10 minute travel by Bus or Car. A Must visit for every traveler to Matsue.

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

If you're making a trip through Shimane, Matsue Castle is not to be missed. It's an original castle, unlike most in Japan, which were reconstructed. This alone makes a visit worthwhile. You'll climb the same stairs that were used 400 years ago. Along the climb, you'll see many different displays of artifacts and a really neat scale model of Matsue. Unfortunately, there are lots of small steps and no elevator.

Once you're at the top, take a deep breath, because the 360° view will be sure to impress.

Also, be sure to show your passport of foreign ID card, because you'll be given a discount upon entry. And should you happen to visit during the Cherry Blossom season, bring some beer and sit in the lawn outside the castle. It's a hotspot for blossom viewing!

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Reviewed April 6, 2011

I really liked this small castle and the view from the top floor is great.
It is small compared to Himeji, but at least it is pretty much in original condition unlike many that have been rebuilt this century.

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