Top 10 things to do in Matsue Area

  1. Matsue Castle
    1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan
    This stunning castle is one of the few remaining original castles in Japan. Visitors can climb to the top for a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding area.
  2. Adachi Museum of Art
    320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi, Shimane 692-0064, Japan
    This museum is home to an impressive collection of Japanese art and also boasts beautiful gardens that have been ranked as the best in Japan for over a decade.
  3. Matsue Vogel Park
    370-1 Goryo, Matsue, Shimane 690-2462, Japan
    This park is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 1,000 birds from 200 different species on display. There are also beautiful flower gardens and a petting zoo.
  4. Matsue History Museum
    1-5-28 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan
    This museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Matsue area, with exhibits on everything from ancient pottery to samurai swords.
  5. Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
    195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo, Shimane 699-0701, Japan
    This ancient Shinto shrine is one of the most important in Japan and is said to be the home of the god of marriage and matchmaking.
  6. Matsue Vogel Aviary
    220-1 Goryo, Matsue, Shimane 690-2462, Japan
    This aviary is home to a variety of exotic birds from around the world, including toucans, parrots, and flamingos. Visitors can also feed and interact with some of the birds.
  7. Matsue Shinji Lake
    Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan
    This beautiful lake is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and picnicking. It is also home to a number of important cultural sites, including the famous Yomegashima Island.
  8. Matsue English Garden
    646-1 Higashikawatsucho, Matsue, Shimane 690-2144, Japan
    This charming garden is designed in the style of an English country garden and features a variety of flowers, fountains, and winding paths.
  9. Shimane Art Museum
    1-5-15 Nishikawatsucho, Matsue, Shimane 690-0035, Japan
    This modern museum showcases a variety of contemporary Japanese art, including paintings, sculptures, and installations.
  10. Matsue Castle Town
    Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan
    This historic district is home to a number of preserved buildings from the Edo period, including samurai houses and merchant homes. Visitors can stroll along the picturesque streets and soak up the atmosphere of old Japan.