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The Adachi Museum of Art (p, Adachi Bijutsukan) was founded by Adachi Zenko in 1970 as a way of combining his passions for Japanese art and garden design. He hoped that viewing the gardens and artwork together would expand peoples' appreciation and interest in Japanese art.

The Adachi Museum of Art is best known for its award winning garden. It has been named the best garden in Japan annually since 2003 by the "Journal of Japanese Gardening". The garden can be enjoyed at anytime of the year and shows a different character depending on the season. It can only be viewed from the museum building.

In addition to the gardens, the Adachi Museum of Art also houses a collection of nearly 1300 twentieth century paintings and artworks which are rotated seasonally. There is also a permanent exhibit of paintings by Yokoyama Taikan, as well as a ceramics exhibit.

Getting there and around

The Adachi Museum of Art is located one hour outside of Matsue: Take a train from Matsue Station to Yasugi Station (20 minutes, 420 yen by local or rapid train, covered by the Japan Pail Pass), from where there are two free shuttle buses per hour to the museum (20 minutes). Limited express trains from Okayama also stop at Yasugi Station before continuing to Matsue.

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Hours and Fees

Hours

9:00 to 17:30 (until 17:00 from October to March)

Closed

No closing days

Admission

2300 yen (50% off for foreign visitors)

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    • Matsue Guesthouse
      Budget-friendly
      Matsue Guesthouse offers rooms in Matsue near Shimane Art Museum and Matsue Castle. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Matsue English Garden is 7 km from the guest house and Yaegaki Shrine is 5 km away. At the guest house all rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum is 2.5 km from Matsue Guesthouse, while Lake Shinji is 3.7 km away. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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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, 17 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. Around 10 km from Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, the property is also 8 km away from Shimane Art Museum and offers free WiFi. The accommodation features a hot spring bath, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. An Asian breakfast is available every morning at the ryokan. At Hotel Gyokusen guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. Matsue Castle is 9 km from the accommodation, while Matsue English Garden is 14 km from the property. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 11 km from Hotel Gyokusen.
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    • Onsen Guest House Aobato no Su
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Onsen Guest House Aobato no Su offers accommodation in Matsue, a few steps from Tamatsukuri Onsen. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Every room is fitted with a shared bathroom. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The ryokan also offers bike hire. Lake Shinji is 4.1 km from Onsen Guest House Aobato no Su, while Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum is 8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Yonago Airport, 22 km from the property.
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    • Kasuien Minami
      Luxury
      Set in Matsue, within 6 km of Lake Shinji and 10 km of Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Kasuien Minami offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is situated 9 km from Matsue Castle, 14 km from Matsue English Garden and 600 metres from Tamatsukuriyu Shrine. The property is allergy-free and is located 8 km from Shimane Art Museum. At the ryokan, each room comes with a wardrobe. At Kasuien Minami the rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Kasuien Minami offers a hot spring bath. Tamatsukuriyu Shrine is 600 metres from the ryokan, while Yaegaki Shrine is 10 km from the property. The nearest airport is Izumo Airport, 11 km from Kasuien Minami.
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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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    • 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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    • Hotel Ichibata
      Luxury
      Situated in Matsue, 2.4 km from Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Hotel Ichibata features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Featuring a spa and wellness centre, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, the rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Guests at Hotel Ichibata can enjoy a buffet or a ? la carte breakfast. The accommodation offers a range of wellness facilities including a hot spring bath and 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, 16 km from Hotel Ichibata.
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    • Ryokan Yukeikohan Suitenkaku
      Mid-range
      Ryokan Yukeikohan Suitenkaku is a 5-minute walk from Shinjiko Onsen Station and an 8-minute drive from JR Matsue Station. It offers Japanese-style accommodation with 2 public baths and free parking. Guest rooms feature tatami (woven straw) mat with traditional futon bedding. Each room is equipped with a fridge, electric kettle and a flat-screen TV. The lobby area has a personal computer for guestsf use. Free use of massage chair is provided. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room. Japanese dishes are on offer. Yukeikohan Suitenkaku Ryokan is within a 10-minute drive of the Matsue Castle, Matsue History Museum and the Jozan Inari Shrine. Izumo Airport is a 36-minute drive away.
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    • Matsue Urban Hotel
      Mid-range
      Matsue Urban Hotel is a 3-minute walk from JR Matsue Station and a 10-minute drive from Matsue Castle. It offers modern accommodation with a restaurant, massage services and rooms with free wired internet. Guest rooms offer both air-conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a flat-screen TV and a pot with tea bags. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub. The hotel has a coin-operated laundrette. Humidifier and air freshener can be borrowed from the front desk. Bicycle rental is available for guests who wish to explore the area. The on-site restaurant serves Western buffet dishes for breakfast. Hotel Urban Matsue is a 15-minute drive from Shimane Art Museum and a 25-minute drive from Aikanagisa Park. Izumo Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
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