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Matsue History Museum (松江歴史館)


Museum / Science Museum

This is a history museum in the east of Matsue Castle, and is a facility to introduce the history and culture of the Matsue castle town. The building is deeply influenced by the samurai residence style, and houses the national treasures “Matsue Castle Tower Prayer Notes.” The standard exhibit features original items and video materials connected to the Matsue domain and the lives and livelihoods in the castle town. At the building’s high-grade Japanese fresh confections teahouse “Kissa Kiharu,” on top of enjoying tea while looking out over the castle tower and gardens, one can watch the work of artisan Tsugio Itami. Alight at JR Matsue Station and take the municipal bus to Shiomi Nawate.


Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 279 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852321607

[Apr.--Sep.] 8:30-18:30
[Oct.--Mar.] 8:30-17:00 * Viewing Reception is until 30 minutes closing
[Kiharu Cafe] 9:00-17:00

* Changed as follows after 2021 Apr.
9:00-17:00 (Viewing Reception until 16:30)

Review of Matsue History Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/08 Good place to learn about the history to Matsue
Interesting display of History of Matsue. Go and request for the audio guide so you would be able to understand fully what the display shows
Reviewed:2019/04/28 Impressed
If you are interested in history at all, this little museum quite close to the castle will keep you occupied for an hour at least, although I suspect we were there longer. They provide a free English...
Reviewed:2019/03/20 Well presented and interesting
A small museum with an excellent layout. I enjoyed the animated history and the collection of antiques... it made the Samari history of Matsue come alive.

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Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 279 [map]
[Apr.--Sep.] 8:30-18:30
[Oct.--Mar.] 8:30-17:00 * Viewing Reception is until 30 minutes closing
[Kiharu Cafe] 9:00-17:00

* Changed as follows after 2021 Apr.
9:00-17:00 (Viewing Reception until 16:30)
3rdThursday (The day following if it falls on a public holiday)

* Changed as follows after 2021 Apr.
Monday (The next week day if it falls on a public holiday), 12/29-1/1
[Admission fee] Free
[Basic exhibition Admission fee to view] Adults510yen, Small/Junior High School Students250yen
* Half price for foreigners. Adults250yen, Small/Junior High School Students130yen
[Special exhibition Admission fee to view] Depends on the content
* Half price for foreigners
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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