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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chugoku - Shimane
Matsue 
# 56   of 179 destinations
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Sunrise over Matsue with Mount Daisen in the background

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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Attractions
Central Matsue
 1  Matsue Castle
One of Japan's largest, original castle towers.
User rating: 86/100 (115 votes)
Visited by: 232 users
 2  Samurai District
Former samurai district of Matsue.
User rating: 75/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 121 users
 3  Hearn Residence
Former residence of Lafcadio Hearn.
User rating: 73/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 89 users
Near Matsue
 1  Izumo Taisha
Japan's second most important shrine.
User rating: 91/100 (114 votes)
Visited by: 238 users
 2  Adachi Museum of Art
Art museum with a spectacular garden.
User rating: 91/100 (54 votes)
Visited by: 106 users
 
Side Trips from Matsue
 1  Iwami Ginzan
Former silver mine with world heritage status.
User rating: 76/100 (40 votes)
Visited by: 111 users
 2  Mount Daisen
Tallest mountain in the Chugoku Region.
User rating: 75/100 (42 votes)
Visited by: 129 users
 

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