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Built close to Matsue Castle in the style of a Samurai residence, the Matsue History Museum provides visitors with an in-depth look at Matsue City's 400 year history. The museum displays a miniature of the city with Matsue Castle in the center, samurai artifacts, paintings, and photographs. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum showcases rotating exhibitions for guests to enjoy. Among the list of unique exhibitions at the museum, the full size replica tearoom is considered one of the best parts of the museum. This reconstruction is complete with master artisans handcrafting Japanese Wagashi for guests to sample. The museum includes a section with wagashi art. It's hard to believe these beautiful works of art are made entirely of sugar. Be sure to sample fresh, hand crafted wagashi while sipping tea overlooking the garden. The museum is also home to a dedicated exhibit for Lafcadio Hearn, an author who popularized Matsue outside of Japan. With Matsue Castle close by, stop by Matsue History Museum after you explore the castle grounds to learn more about the city's samurai history. You can also customize a Japan Tour to include the hot-spots in Shimane and the rest of the spots you want to see in Japan.
Hall Dedicated to the Horan-Enya Boat Festival
The Temple of Hydrangeas
Small castle town which prides itself on traditional arts and crafts
Japanese garden filled with pink and yellow peonies
True traditional Japanese garden with a great collection of artwork
One of twelve original castles, only one in Sanin region
The Fukagawa Edo Museum is a museum that recreates Japan's Edo Period.
Museum shows how the 15th century village of Edo grew to be Tokyo