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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 Guesthouse
      Budget-friendly
      Set within 2.5 km of Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum and 3.7 km of Lake Shinji, Matsue Guesthouse features rooms in Matsue. With a shared lounge, the 1-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. The units feature bed linen. Shimane Art Museum is 1.5 km from the guest house, while Matsue Castle is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 23 km from Matsue Guesthouse.
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    • Onyado Nono Matsue Natural Hot Spring
      Luxury
      Set in Matsue, 1.4 km from Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Onyado Nono Matsue Natural Hot Spring offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a spa and wellness centre. The property is located 3 km from Lake Shinji, less than 1 km from Matsue Castle and a 13-minute walk from Shimane Art Museum. The hotel has a hot spring bath and a 24-hour front desk. All units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. All guest rooms at Onyado Nono Matsue Natural Hot Spring feature air conditioning and a desk. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Onyado Nono Matsue Natural Hot Spring offers 4-star accommodation with a sauna. Matsue English Garden is 5 km from the hotel, while Yaegaki Shrine is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Yonago Airport, 16 km from Onyado Nono Matsue Natural Hot Spring.
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    • Guest house daisho oshiro asobi
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Matsue, less than 1 km from Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Guest house daisho oshiro asobi provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests at the guest house can enjoy a ? la carte breakfast. Lake Shinji is 4.4 km from Guest house daisho oshiro asobi, while Matsue Castle is 500 metres away. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 23 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Gyokusen
      Mid-range
      Set in Matsue, 5 km from Lake Shinji, Hotel Gyokusen offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a garden. Located around 10 km from Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, the ryokan with free WiFi is also 8 km away from Shimane Art Museum. The accommodation features a hot spring bath, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. At the ryokan, all rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All guest rooms at Hotel Gyokusen feature air conditioning and a wardrobe. At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. Matsue Castle is 9 km from Hotel Gyokusen, while Matsue English Garden is 14 km from the property. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 17 km from the ryokan.
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    • Green Rich Hotel Matsue Station Across - Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana
      Mid-range
      Green Rich Hotel Matsue Station Across - Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana features accommodation in Matsue near Shimane Art Museum and Matsue Castle. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. Green Rich Hotel Matsue Station Across - Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana offers a sauna. Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum is 2 km from the accommodation, while Lake Shinji is 3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Yonago Airport, 16 km from Green Rich Hotel Matsue Station Across - Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana.
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    • Hotel Ichibata
      Luxury
      Situated in Matsue, 2.4 km from Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Hotel Ichibata features accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a garden. This 4-star hotel offers a concierge service and a tour desk. The property has a hot spring bath, free WiFi throughout the property and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. All rooms have a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Guests at Hotel Ichibata can enjoy a buffet or a ? la carte breakfast. The accommodation features a spa and wellness centre which includes a hot tub. Guests at Hotel Ichibata will be able to enjoy activities in and around Matsue, like fishing. Lake Shinji is 4.1 km from the hotel, while Matsue Castle is 1.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 23 km from Hotel Ichibata.
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    • Dormy Inn Express Matsue
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Express Matsue offers modern accommodations with wired internet access, an iPod docking station and free welcome coffee. Guests can refresh in the bathtub while watching the TV monitor in the en suite bathrooms. JR Matsue Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. The air-conditioned rooms feature carpeted floors, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a fridge. Green tea can be enjoyed using the electric kettle and sleepwear is provided for all guests. The en suite bathroom comes with slippers and a hairdryer. Matsue Dormy Inn Express is a 5-minute drive from Matsue Castle and a 15-minute drive from Kamosu Shrine. Former Yakumo Koizumi Residence is a 10-minute drive away. Massages can be requested for an extra cost and free-use washing machines are on-site. English speaking staff can be found at the 24-hour front desk. Hatago restaurant serves a breakfast buffet. Complimentary noodle soup is offered in the dining room between 21:30 and 23:00.
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    • Tamai Bekkan
      Mid-range
      Located in Matsue, within 5 km of Lake Shinji and 10 km of Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Tamai Bekkan provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 7 km from Shimane Art Museum, 9 km from Matsue Castle and 14 km from Matsue English Garden. Attractions in the area include Kamosu Shrine, 9 km away, or Yaegaki Shrine, set 9 km from the property. All units in the ryokan are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Guest rooms include a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. An Asian breakfast is available daily at Tamai Bekkan. The accommodation offers 3-star accommodation with a hot spring bath and sauna. Tamatsukuriyu Shrine is less than 1 km from Tamai Bekkan, while Tamatsukuriyu Shrine is a 10-minute walk away. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 17 km from the ryokan.
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    • Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu
      Mid-range
      Located just a 3-minute walk from JR Matsue Station, Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu provides simple guest rooms fitted with modern amenities. Free in-room wired internet is provided. All guest rooms are non-smoking at this hotel. Guests can smoke in a designated smoking booth. The hotel features banquet facilities, and drink vending machines can be used. Rooms at Tokyu Matsue Excel Hotel come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a small fridge and an electric kettle. An air-purifier is also provided in the room. Izumo Airport is a 30-minute limousine bus ride from the station. Matsue Castle can be reached within a 5-minute drive, and historic Izumo Taisha Shrine is a 1-hour drive away. On-site Restaurant Mosoro offers a Japanese and Western breakfast buffet, a buffet lunch and dinner. Casual set meals and a la carte menus are available for dinner.
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    • Hotel Route Inn Matsue
      Mid-range
      A 7-minute ride to JR Matsue Train Station on the hotelfs free shuttle, Hotel Route-Inn offers rooms with a flat-screen TV, free internet and a private bathroom. Parking is free. Guests at Hotel Route-Inn Matsue enjoy air-conditioned rooms with a green tea maker and pay TV programs. Each room has a work desk, and the en suite bathroom includes a bathtub and slippers. The hotel is about 1.5 km from Matsue Castle, Shimane Art Museum and the Bukeyashiki Samurai Houses. Ao Ishidatami Dori (Blue Stone Approach) Traditional Street is 25 km away. A coin launderette are provided. Locally produced items are offered at the gift shop. NAGOMI Restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet featuring European breads.
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