Built in 1611, Matsue Castle is one of just 12 castles in Japan that still retain their original wooden architecture. It has been designated as a National Treasure and is a prized symbol of the city.
This traditional teahouse was constructed according to the precepts of Lord Fumai, the feudal lord who developed the wagashi culture of Matsue. Visitors can relax with a bowl of matcha tea together with freshly made wagashi confections.
Shiomi Nawate area
One of the most historic parts of Matsue, the Shiomi Nawate district retains the atmosphere of past centuries. It has been designated as an Area of Scenic Beauty.
To reach Matsue from Tokyo, flights to Izumo Airport take an hour and a half. The airport bus to the Matsue city center takes about half hour.