12 Sights in Matsue, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Matsue, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Matsue, Japan.

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1. 桐岳寺

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Togakuji Temple is a temple of the Soto sect located in Okutani-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, and is the Bodhi Temple of Kojiro, the second son of the first Matsue feudal lord Tadashi Horio. In the precincts, there is a five-ring pagoda-style tomb of Kojiro, five hundred arhats, and so on. In the cemetery, there are the graves of Kiyohara Taibei, a Matsue clan officer who carved out the Sata River in the Edo period, and Takigawa Kametaro, a Chinese scholar famous for his research on the Shiki.

Wikipedia: 桐岳寺 (JA)

2. 揖夜神社

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Ifuya Shrine is a shrine located in Iiya, Higashi-Izumo-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. One of the six companies. The former company name was a township company, and later a prefectural company. It is located near the Hijo site of Hirasaka, which appears in the myth of Kiki. In addition, on Mt. Hiba in neighboring Yasugi City, there is a shrine of the god Iinami, which is recorded in the Kojiki as a related shrine.

Wikipedia: 揖夜神社 (JA)

3. 石屋古墳

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Ishiya Kofun (石屋古墳) is a Kofun period burial mound, located on the border of the Yata-chō and Higashitsuda-chō neighborhoods of the city of Matsue, Shimane in the San'in region of Japan. The tumulus was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1979. It is one of the largest rectangular tombs in the San'in region and is in good preservation.

Wikipedia: Ishiya Kofun (EN)

4. 美保神社

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Miho Jinja (美保神社) is a Shinto shrine in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The Taisha-zukuri Honden of 1813 is an Important Cultural Property. A collection of 846 musical instruments dedicated to the shrine, and two dugout-canoes used in the Morotabune rite have been designated as Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property.

Wikipedia: Miho Shrine (EN)

5. 長満寺

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Chomanji Temple is a temple of Nichiren Buddhism located in Teramachi, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The former main temple is Ōmotoyama Honkuji Temple (Rokujōmon-ryū), Shinshi Hoen. In the vicinity are temple towns, including Jokyo-ji, Kusei-ji, and Myoko-ji.

Wikipedia: 長満寺 (松江市) (JA)

6. 田部美術館

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The Tanabe Art Museum was established in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan in 1979. Designed by Kiyonori Kikutake and with a total floor area of 854 sqm, it houses a collection of tea ceremony implements and other treasures acquired by the local Tanabe clan.

Wikipedia: Tanabe Art Museum (EN)

7. 美保関灯台

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Mihoseki Lighthouse is the oldest stone lighthouse in San'in. In 1898 (Meiji 31), it was built at the eastern end of the Shimane Peninsula on Mt. Majisaki under the guidance of the French. It has been designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

Wikipedia: 美保関灯台 (JA)

8. 六所神社

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Rokusho Shrine is a shrine located in Ōkusa, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. One of the six companies. It is the Izumo Kokuni General Company, and the former company status is a prefectural company. It sits on the site of the former Izumo Kokufu.

Wikipedia: 六所神社 (松江市) (JA)

9. Lafcadio Hearn Former Residence

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Koizumi Yakumo's Former Residence is a literary museum housed in a historical building located in Shiomi Nawate, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. It has been designated as a national historic site. It is also called the former residence of Hern.

Wikipedia: 小泉八雲旧居 (JA)

10. 田原神社

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Tahara Shrine is a shrine located in Okutani Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. Originally, there were two companies, but in the second year of Enpo (1674) in the Edo period, they were combined into one company. Former prefectural company.

Wikipedia: 田原神社 (松江市) (JA)

11. Yuushien

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Yushien is a Japanese garden located on Daikonjima, Yae -cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. In addition to the thriving peony cultivation, it is also famous as a producing area for ginseng, and has a Kunshu Ginseng Museum.

Wikipedia: 由志園 (JA), Website

12. 玉作湯神社

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Tamasakuyu Shrine (たまつくりゆじんじゃ、玉造汤神社) は, 島根県Matsue City Yuzao にある Shrine. Shinai Society, the old Society Ge は県社。 Divine pattern は "二重亀甲に丸玉Guan玉玉"。

Wikipedia: 玉作湯神社 (JA)


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