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Kounkaku
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This western-style wooden building stands beside the Matsue Shrine on the second level of the outer wall on Matsue Castle Hill. With a porte-cochere at the front, Kounkaku is characterized by the elegant decorations adorning the tops of the columns surrounding the building and by the substantial cylindrical columns lining the colonnade. Used as a V.I.P. guesthouse, Kounkaku played host to the Emperor Taisho, while Crown Prince, during his visit to Matsue in 1907. One of the few examples of Meiji period architecture remaining in the Matsue district, Kounkaku today houses a folk museum displaying items of local history, folklore, and handicrafts.
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Address Matsue city, Tono-machi
Access 4 min walk from the Matsue Castle bus stop on the Lake-line sightseeing bus service
Telephone 0852-22-3958