Matsue

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Matsue (]) is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture, attractively located at the eastern shores of Lake Shinji (Shinjiko). Due to its location between Lake Shinji, Nakaumi (another lake) and the Sea of Japan, Matsue is also known as the "water city".

Matsue's attractions include its original castle and the former residence of Lafcadio Hearn. The city is also a good base to visit nearby Izumo Taisha, one of Japan's most important shrines and the Adachi Museum of Art with one of Japan's most beautiful landscape gardens.

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Matsue Castle

One of Japan's largest, original castle towers.

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Side Trips from Matsue

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Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine.

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Iwami Ginzan

Former silver mine with world heritage status.

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Mount Daisen

Tallest mountain in the Chugoku Region.

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