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  • Matsue Horikawa Local Beer Hall
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 509-1
    "This is a beer hall where you can enjoy a Matsue local beer called ""Beer Hearn"". Also, at the beer restaurant visitors can eat Shimane Wagyu Beef and Shinjiko Shicchin, seven types of seafoods that can be found in the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy five types of local beers at the beer counter overlooking the souvenir corner and the beer factory. It is a convenient facility that is walking distance from the Matsue Castle and Shiomi Nawate tourist site lined with traditional Japanese houses. "

    Our group stopped here for lunch after our tour of the Castle and grounds. Our bus parked in their lot and we walked to the castle. On our return walk back we passed by both the Samurai house museum...

  • Keigetsudo (Tenjinmachi Main Store)
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tenjinmachi 97
    This long established Japanese confectionery store was founded in 1809 in the time of the Imperial Court of the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai. Passed down from father to only one son, the store continues to uphold the traditions of Japanese sweets brought about through Matsue’s tea ceremony culture. The shop is famous for its usuogura sweet, diligently made over time by baking large grained adzuki beans in a secret honey. Keigetsudo also sells lots of other kinds of sweets such as their izumo-zanmai made with layers of hard candy, yokan with beans inside, and Turkish delight, as well as monaka (a wafer cake filled with bean jam) and sweets made with ume, or Japanese apricots. The nearest station is Matsue Station.

    白潟通り商店街の真ん中あたりにある老舗の和菓子屋さんです。松江はお茶が盛んで、老舗の和菓子屋さんが数件あります

  • Shimane Prefectural Products and Tourist Center
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 191
    A tourist center located near to Matsue Castle, a National Treasure, in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The white walled building with tiled roof is inspired by the castle. In addition to providing sightseeing brochures on the prefecture and tourist information, the center also sells special products from Shimane such as Izumo soba, clams and other marine based processed products from Lake Shinji, and traditional crafts. There is a coffee shop that serves snacks such as curry and soba in the center making it a convenient place for a break between sightseeing. There is also the house of Shimanekko, the tourism mascot of Shimane Prefecture.

    松江城のすぐ近くにある土産物屋さん。品揃えも豊富です。 店前の駐車場は数台のみですが少しはなれてところにもあってそこは十分停められます。

  • Ichirikido Kyomise Main Shop
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 53
    A long-established Japanese confectionery store founded in the Horeki period between 1751 and 1764, and located in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. Since the time of Matsudaira Fumai, the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Ichirikido has served as confectioner to the feudal domain. Their specialty sweet is himekosode, a so called otomegashi (limited edition sweet) because it was forbidden to make the sweet unless ordered to do so by the lord of Matsue. It is a delicate flavored sweet made from the finest peeled bean jam and specially made wasanbon sugar (fine-grained Japanese sugar). The store also sells many other sweets including the Matsue specialty, wakakusa, and nishikiogura, made with yokan (adzuki-bean jelly) sandwiched between castella sponge.

    松江市の繁華街にある和菓子の老舗です。270年の伝統があり、松江藩に献上していたそうです。羊羮、最中、干菓子、創作和菓子など種類が多く、目移りしました。試食がたくさんあるので、食べ比べてお土産を選べるのがよかったです。

  • Saneido
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Teramachi 47
    Located in Teramachi, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, this Japanese confectionery store makes and sells a wide range of Japanese sweets including the three famous sweets of Matsue, natanenosato, yamakawa, and wakakusa, which were originally named by the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai. Of these sweets, the natanenosato, decorated with white roasted rice on the hard candy colored by the yellow of cape jasmine flowers, is famous. Saneido’s delicately crafted sweets, made using traditional skills since the days of the feudal government, enjoy a fine reputation. The store sells its original hinodemae sweet made with layers of peeled bean jam and other seasonal Japanese confections.

    有名な老舗の和菓子屋さんです。松江には美味しい和菓子屋さんがありますが、ここもその一つです。私は朝汐が好きです。

  • En-musubi Yaegaki Yae
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 220-6
    You’ll find this souvenir shop next to Yaegaki Shrine, famous as the shrine of marriage. There’s a restaurant as well. The shop offers “mizuhiki” (decorative Japanese cords made from twisted paper), natural stone accessories, “goshuin-cho” (booklets for collecting red seals from sacred spots), Japanese arts and crafts, sweets, and other items related to Yaegaki Shrine and the legends of Izumo. “Power stones” purified in this sacred spot known for bringing good luck to lovers make a popular gift. The restaurant serves handmade soba created with Izumo ingredients as well as hash and rice, udon noodles, and more. Take the bus from Matsue Station and get off at the Yaegaki Shrine stop.
  • Homemade Sundries Chirori
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 327
    This is a sundry shop located on Shinbashi-dori Street in Kitahori Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, operating in an old renovated house built around the Meiji period. In the retro-style shop that makes use of the texture of the old wood, various items mainly on works handmade by the shopkeeper and local artisans such as tableware, Japanese accessories, accessories, dolls and bags are available. There are many pretty items, particularly pleasing to women and it is also a popular place for tourist souvenirs.
  • Tamatsukuri Art Box
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchoutamatsukuri 1241
    This is a commercial complex located in Tamatsukuri Onsen district in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, with five distinctive shops in a former inn building overflowing with Japanese charm. The first floor is a popular yukata rental shop, popular with those strolling around the spa district, and a souvenir shop with items on the theme of beautiful skin. On the second floor there is a relaxing Japanese cafe mame cafe, a denim specialty shop, and a sundries store focusing on local artists’ works. The store is a nostalgic, healing space with its eye-catching thick beams and pillars giving a sense of history.
  • Salone del Cafe Hattori
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Gakuen 1-12-5
    Salone del Cafe Hattori is critically-acclaimed for its exotic interior, and features a popular menu, featuring coffee and black tea with charcoal-purified water, dairy products without additives or control agents, and other safe healthy ingredients like natural salt. This is certainly a uniquely focused café, with 500 kilograms of charcoal spread underneath the floorboards of the comfortable interior. Approximately 13 minutes by car from Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station on the Ichibata Electric Railways Kitamatsue Line.

    煎茶をいただきました。 入れかたがよくわからなかったので、説明して欲しかったです。 煎茶のお菓子は松江の和菓子が良かったかなー

  • CAFFE VITA
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Gakuen 2-5-3
    The 2008 national award winning CAFFE VITA uses freshly roasted coffee beans. When they take your order, they grind the beans in a manner that prevents oxidation, and painstakingly prepare the dripped coffee with a paper filter. The owner of this popular shop is a barista and patissier. Snacks including their popular Panini are also very delicious. Eight minutes by car from JR Matsue Station.

    We messed-up our schedule last time we were in these parts, this time we checked the opening times properly. Sunday brunch was a lovely mix of bagels, toast, salad and coffees, all made to a...

  • Patisserie Cuire
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kataharachou 107
    The sweet smelling second-floor salon of Patisserie Cuire offers a café menu and light fare, in addition to cakes. Their most popular cakes are the chef’s specialty and their tarts, which both use seasonal ingredients. The strawberry tart made with their own dough, combined with raspberry sauce and topped with plenty of Amao strawberries, is sweet and tart in perfect balance. It is eight minutes by car from JR Matsue Station.

    松江のお土産を買いに伺います。 しんじ湖温泉の近くにあります。松江城からは歩けますが、少し距離がありました。飛行機の中で食べる巨峰のタルトと食べ歩きようにスムージーを自分用に、ショコラオランジェ、アーモンドショコラ、レモンケーキなどを家族用に購入しました。美味しかったです。

  • ichiryokudou rakuzan Branch Kojo
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Nishikawatsuchou 2085-11
  • Saiundo Honten
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tenjinmachi 124
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop renowned for its “wakakusa,” a sweet viewed as a Matsue souvenir standard. Saiundo is located a 10 minute walk from Matsue Station. Wakakusa is a Japanese-style sweet consisting of soft gyuhi glutinous rice dumplings covered with light green kanbaiko glutinous rice flour. These legendary treats take their name from a poem written by Matsudaira Harusato, the seventh lord of Matsue Domain. In addition to wakakusa, the shop sells a wide variety of Japanese and Western-style sweets made with select ingredients, as well as seasonal “namagashi” fresh sweets. There’s also a café space where you can enjoy a namagashi and matcha green tea set.

    Shop of WAGASHI traditional Japanese sweets in Matsue since 1874. We can eat wagashi with green tea in upstairs.

  • Izumo Magatama no Sato Museum
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchouyumachi 1755-1
    This Izumo magatama-themed sightseeing facility is about a five-minute walk from JR Tamatsukuri-Onsen Station. Tamatsukuri has long been known as Japan’s capital for magatama/stone production, and it is written in the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) that Susanoo-no-mikoto slew the serpent Yamata no Orochi and offered a magatama fashioned in Tamatsukuri to the goddess Amaterasu. The Magatama Museum teaches visitors about the history of the magatama and information about natural stones. The main attraction is the blue meno (agate) magatama, which weighs in at over 75 kilograms. There’s also a workshop where artisans can teach you how to make your own magatama and personal seals. The adjoining restaurant offers a great view of Lake Shinji.

    This is the only place in Japan that cut and carve stone into a comma shape called Magatama. It is somehow looks like yin and yang. Magatama has been worn as aun amulet to protect the warlords from...

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    Shopping
    Shimane Matsue-shi Higashiasahimachi 151 AEON Matsue Shopping Center
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    Shopping
    Shimane Matsue Yamashirocho section Chinai 3 Block no 2
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    Shopping
    Shimane Matsue-shi Hamanogi 6-18-1
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    Shopping
    Shimane Unnan Mitoyacho Shimokumatani 1702-2
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    Shopping
    Shimane Matsue-shi Yamashirocho 936
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    Shopping
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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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