The Samurai Residence is closed for renovations from October 2016 through March 2018. It will reopen in April 2018.
Among the buildings is the Matsue Buke Yashiki (松江武家屋敷), a former samurai residence which is now open to the public. It is a good example of a high ranked samurai family's mansion in Japan's countryside. Also in the area stands the former residence of Lafcadio Hearn.