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Matsue History Museum

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Address: 279 Tonomachi, Matsue 690-0887, Shimane Prefecture
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Get the free English audio guide, see the Festival boat exhibit in the separate building

The History museum also has a foreigner discount with passport, half price. For 600 yen, we saw the permanent local history exhibit, the temp one on tea ceremony and traditional... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The History museum also has a foreigner discount with passport, half price. For 600 yen, we saw the permanent local history exhibit, the temp one on tea ceremony and traditional wall hangings, and in a separate building around the corner there was a movie, with English subtitles and an exhibit on their temple parade celebration with boats and costumes. The... More 

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Tours, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

There are two sections of the museum, and if you don't read Japanese, the main one with free audio guide is the one to choose. (To be fair, what we saw in the special exhibit was explained a bit in the tour of the castle, since it dealt with the restoration efforts undertaken in the Showa era). The man who... More 

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Matsue, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The museum is walking distance from the Matsue Castle, but it felt a long way in the humid summer heat. The inside is nice, made to look like a traditional Japanese building. I went with my Aunt and we got English audio guides, which was helpful. The explanations went on a bit too long for my liking, though! I ended... More 

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Lennoxville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

This museum may be small, but it does not disappoint. The fee is relatively low (especially with the foreigner discount). The receptionists are all dressed in traditional Japanese attire which adds to this attraction's charm. It is also very traditional in the sense that no shoes are allowed past the entrance, socks only. The permanent exhibition covers almost every part... More 

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Right across from Matsue Castle is the Matsue History Museum. The exterior remains true to the surrounding Edo style and feeling of the surroundings but once you enter the interior, the museum is very modern, light and feels vary spacious. The exhibits focus mainly on the history of Matsue and includes a feature video explaining the establishment of the city.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

The Matsue History Museum is a must for anyone visiting Matsue Castle. The museum offers the background knowledge that really enhances one's experience in Matsue. It's one thing to see a beautiful castle and to walk around a beautiful town but it's an entirely different experience when you know the rich history behind what you are seeing. My favorite part... More 

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Shinjuku, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Situated right next to the Matsue Castle, the Matsue History Museum takes visitors back into ancient Matsue. Here, people can experience the old lifestyles of those who lived around the castle. One impressive exhibit of the Matsue HIstory Museum is their collection of maps. The collection shows how, even though there was little technology, the people of Matsue really understood... More 

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Matsue, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

The building is new, so it has a spacious, comfortable mix of modern and Edo style on the inside, while the outside fits in very well with the castle town atmosphere. It is primarily focused on the history of Matsue, but this touches a wide variety of topics. I've visited other very good Edo museums, but I learned a lot.... More 

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