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Admission fee 550Yen

@Towering above the city's younger, north sector is the structure that, since its completion in 1611,has become the city's best-known symbol. Built as a working fortress-watchtower, it gracefully stood vigilant under three generations of the founding Horio family, one generation of the Kyogoku, and ten generations of the Matsudaira clan before the Meiji Restoration freed it from its feudal obligations. Today, it is the only remaining castle in the San'in district.

@Architecturally unique, the Castle's five-storied facade actually conceals six fighting floors. Unlike most castle foundations in Japan which are characterized by large, uniformly cut and fitted blocks, Matsue Castle sits atop a foundation comprised of irregular-sized stones placed with the smallest surface out and chocked into place with smaller rocks.
Situated with windows facing the four cardinal directions, the view from the top offers,weather permitting, a clear view of Matsue and environs. Not far from the Castle one can explore the Matsue Kyodo Kan, or regional museum, housed in a large, white, two-storied western-style structure built in 1903.

ADMISSION TIMERECEPTION TIME
MATSUE
CASTLE
ENTRY INTO THE
INNER CITADEL
(FREE)
APRIL 1 ` SEPTEMBER 30
@7:00a.m.`7:30p.m.
OCTOBER 1 ` MARCH 31
@8:30a.m.`5:00p.m.
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ENTRY INTO THE
CASTLE TOWER
APRIL 1 ` SEPTEMBER 30
@8:30a.m.`6:30p.m.
OCTOBER 1 ` MARCH 31
@8:30a.m.`5:00p.m.
UNTIL 6:00p.m.

UNTIL 4:30p.m.