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Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum (小泉八雲記念館)

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Memorial Hall

This is a memorial museum for Lafcadio Hearn, adopting the Japanese name, Yakumo Koizumi, known for his works of Hoichi the Earless, and the Yukionna (Snow Fairy) introduced in the storybook, Kaidan (Japanese ghost stories). This museum opened in 1934 is housed in the Japanese architectural structure adjoining the former residence of Yakumo Koizumi. It was renovated in 2016. This museum introduces the Greek born Irishman, Hearn, who arrived in Japan, via stays in England and the United States, and was then naturalized. The multifaceted aspects of Yakumo as an author, instructor, and journalist can be seen through the displayed mementos, manuscripts and writings revealing a portrait of his person.

place

Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Okudanichou 322 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852212147
place

[Apr.1Sunday-Sep.30Sunday] 8:30-18:30 (Reception until 18:10)
[Oct.1Sunday-Mar.31Sunday] 8:30-17:00 (Reception until 16:40)

Review of Hearn Memorial Hall

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/29 Interesting to know in details Hearn life
Very modern and complet museum about Hearn life, irish writer who became japanese. Interresting if you want to know the details of the life of the author of Kwaidan.
Reviewed:2019/10/28 Fascinating
A very well documented museum. Inspiring and interesting. Hearn had played an important part in Japan’s history.
Reviewed:2019/10/07 Very interesting visit
Had never heard of Hearn before and therefore found the visit extremely informative. Our group of Ireland rugby supporters had received a civic reception the day before because the town very much...

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Address
Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Okudanichou 322 [map]
Area
MatsueArea
Phone
0852212147
Hours
[Apr.1Sunday-Sep.30Sunday] 8:30-18:30 (Reception until 18:10)
[Oct.1Sunday-Mar.31Sunday] 8:30-17:00 (Reception until 16:40)
Closed
open everyday (closed for maintenance four times a year)
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults410yen (group discount 320yen), Elementary and Junior High School Students 200yen (group discount 160yen)
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available (non-smoking throughout)
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available (English notation in the hall Available/Other French/Chinese/Korean pamphlets Available)
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 26, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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