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Enmusubi Perfect Ticket
How to use Enmusubi Perfect Ticket
Model Courses
Making the most of
Enmusubi
Perfect Ticket
A complete guide for the areas
around Matsue Castle and the City of Matsue
Use Enmusubi Perfect Ticket
Use smart and enjoy Matsue!
MATSUE
Sunset at Shinji-ko Lake
In the evening in the lake city, the deep red setting sun dyes
Shinji-ko Lake with the same color as itself while the sky changes its color
from blue to orangey gold. The beauty of such a magical view
becomes an unforgettable memory for all who visit the lake.
MATSUE
Tourist Guidebook
Published by: Planning Division, Ichibata Electric Railway Co., Ltd
In cooperation with: Matsue City
Printed by: Watanabe Printing Co., Ltd
Photos by: Masanobu Ito Model: JENNIFA
2012.1
Matsue & Izumo free train & bus excursion ticket
“Enmusibi Perfect Ticket” User’s Guide the way to enjoy the every corner of Matsue
using trains and buses
Use buses as much
Lake and River City Matsue its history and culture
as you want for 3 days!!
Ticket with a variety
of special deals!!
A city that once thrived as a Castle Town and still retains its look in the old days.
The city that lies amid the calm waterside landscape is dubbed “Lake and River City”.
Stroll around in the historic streets and, after a day of walking,
Hand this slip to
sit by the lake and watch it reflect the color of the setting sun.
the attendant on the train to
You will surely encounter breathtaking scenery you have never seen before!
get Lake Line Free Ticket.
Discounts
available at
more than 30
facilities!
See how much
you could save
in 3 days!
The public transportation is indispensable for
fully enjoying Matsue & Izumo!
Enmusubi Perfect Ticket enables you to use
trains and buses as much as you want for 3 days
and save your money!
Adult
Child
3,000yen
1,500yen
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Matsue Station
■ police box
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Matsue
10 International
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Tourist
Information
Office
You only need to produce your Enmusubi
Perfect Ticket to bus/ train attendants
when getting on or getting off.
Use your time effectively
and thoroughly enjoy your journey.
Furthermore, you can enjoy
several advantageous
special deals at facilities in Matsue & Izumo.
See P.24 for more details on the facilities
that the deals apply to.
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station Map
Map of area around JR Matsue Station
Matsue
TERRSA
Pay fares
smart!
Ichibata
Department
Store
■Taxi ranks
1
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Ichibata Electric Train Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station
Cycle park
■Taxi ranks
2
Ashiyu ●
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■Bus stop
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To City Office
1 Matsue City Bus (Lake Line, North Circular Line, etc), Yaegaki Jinja
1 South Circular Line (anti-clockwise, clockwise),
2 Matsue Station, Messe, Tamatsukuri Onsen
North Circular Line (anti-clockwise, clockwise)
2 University/ Kawatsu, Mihonoseki terminal
3 Yakumo
3 Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station
4 Highway Bus, Airport connection bus, Yonago, Sakaiminato direct bus
4 Kanbe-no-Sato (Kamosu Jinja)/ Yakumo, Yaegaki Jinja(Shrine)
5 Tamatsukuri Onsen, Yonago
6 Etomo, Hokki Loop, Yatsuka-cho
7 Lake Line
8 Highway Bus
9 Highway bus, Airport connection bus, Oki Kisen connection bus
(Shichirui-ko/ Sakaiminato), Sakaiminato direct bus
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How to use your Enmusubi Perfect Ticket
02
Model Courses - Historic & Traditional Scenery courses
06
Introduction of sightseeing spots
08
Model Course - Food Culture -
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Model Course - Onsen Spa -
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Example Itinerary - Shopping -
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Introduction of sightseeing spots in the area
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Central Matsue map
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Enmusubi Perfect Ticket Map
The following are valid with the ticket;
● All zones of Ichibata Electric Train, Ichibata Bus and Matsue City Bus
●Izumo Ichibata Kotsu, Matsue Ichibata Kotsu, Izumo/ Yonago Air Port connection
bus of Hinomaru Hire
Tickets valid on the date indicated on it and the day before and two days before the date only
*Discounts and special deals are applicable only during the period when your ticket is valid.
The following are not valid with the ticket;
Highway Bus (to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka)/ community bus
10 Arrivals only
11 To Kunibiki Messe/ Sogo Taiikukan
Enmusubi Perfect Ticket is a money-saver ticket that enables you to use all lines of
Ichibata Electric Train/ fixed-route bus (Ichibata Bus, City Bus), and Izumo Airport connection bus/
Yonago Airport connection bus, Sakaiminato direct bus/ Oki-Kisen connection bus as much as you like for 3 days.
Ichibata
Electric Train
Ichibata Bus
Matsue City Bus
Lake Line
Sakaiminato
direct bus
Yonago Airport
connection bus
Izumo Airport
connection bus
Izumo Airport
connection bus
(Hinomaru Hire)
(Matsue Ichibata Kotsu)
(Izumo Ichibata Kotsu)
* Refer to P.24 and 25 for the details of the ticket offices and the facilities the special deals apply to.
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Welcome
to the city of history,
tradition and myths.
Model courses by bus & train, and on foot
A tour to visit the origin of the myths,
Izumo Taisha Shrine,
and the castle town of Matsue
∼Historical and Traditional Scenery Tour∼
Icons appearing in this Guidebook
This tour highlights Shimane Prefecture’s history, the origins
of Japan, and Matsue, developed by the Shogunate. View
'Matsue' through the eyes of the foreigner Patrick Lafcadio
Hearn, known in Japan as 'Yakumo Koizumi'.
Special deals
are available
By train
2 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
By bus
On foot
International Tourist
Information Office
Facilities at which promotional
specials are available with the
Enmusubi Perfect Ticket
※Refer to P.25 for more details.
P
Facilities where special
deals are available when
a passport is presented
1.Matsue Castle surrounded by fresh
greenery
2.Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
3.One of the three famous Japanese
Soba noodles, Izumo Soba
4.Meimei-an
5.Bus crossing a bridge across
Shinjiko Lake at sunset
6.An Ichibata Electric Train running
along the north side of Shinjiko Lake
Matsue Tourist Guidebook | 3
Tour
All-dayan
for
sing
ompas
n
e
All cperience
Ex
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Matsue
International
Tourist Information
Office
MAP
Model Course
Ichibata Electric Train
Izumotaisha-mae
Station
Genuine
Izumo Soba
for lunch!
d-2
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture
are available.
☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
Ichibata Electric Train
Ichibata Electric Train
Izumo Taisha-mae Station
→Ichibata Electric Train Matsue
Shinji-ko Onsen Station
A tour to visit the origin of the myths,
Izumo Taisha Shrine,
and the castle town of Matsue
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue
Shinjiko-Onsen
Station
Start
∼Historical and Traditional Scenery Tour∼
MAP
a-2
Fixed-route bus
Matsue Station Bus Stop ③
→Matsue Shinjiko-Onsen
Station
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Ichibata Electric Train
Ichibata Electric
Train
Kawato
Station
The shrine is dedicated to the god
Okuninushi-no-mikoto, famous as the
Shinto deity of marriage. The annual
Kamiari-sai Festival is held in October of
the lunar calendar when it is believed that
the Shinto deities gather at the Izumo
Taisha shrine.
Shimane
Museum of
Ancient Izumo
Special deals
are available
The museum explains the history of Ancient Izumo. Permanent displays
include 358 copper swords unearthed from Hikawa Town, a model of the
Izumo Taisha's shrine believed to have been 46m tall approximately 1,300
years ago, and an old giant tree believed to have been used as the main post
of the main hall of Izumo Taisha built in 1248. ☎0853-53-8600●9am-6pm
(Nov to Feb -5pm)●Business Holidays/The 3rd Tuesday●Admission/¥600
●Credit cards accepted
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Kaguraden
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The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
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Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
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Isumotaisha
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Tourism Center Iuzumo
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Kamiyo Soba ●
Shimane
Museum of
Ancient Izumo
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Soba Restaurant
Arakiya
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Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
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Shinmonmae-dori
Kotsu-hiroba
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
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Gesshouji
Temple
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
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History Museum
Shimane Furusatokan
Shijuken Borikawa
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
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Bridge
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
Chidori
Town
Ichibata Electric Railway
Izumotaisha-mae
Station
Horikawa
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Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
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Special deals
are available
MAP
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
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Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
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Dentetsu Taisha-mae
Lafcadio Hearn who introduced the
culture, customs and literature including ghost stories to the rest of the
world, had a Japanese name, Yakumo
Koizumi. residence which stores 820
of items including articles Hearn left
behind and photographs of him. The
desk he had specially made because
he was blind on his left eye, his favorite pipe and so on are displayed.
☎0852-21-2147●8.30am-6.30pm(Oct
to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
Special deals
are available
Meimeian
The Tanabe
Museum of Art
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
Gesshoji-mae
Shinmonmae-dori
Dentetsu Taisha Station
Former residences of upper class
Bushi in the Edo era. The residence
of Shiomi clan is open to public for
viewing. Visitors can find out about
the life of Bushi clans between 1600s
and 1900s.
☎0852-22-2243●8.30am-6.3pm(Oct
to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
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● Matsue
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
Matsue Station
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JR Matsue Station
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P
b-1
b-1
P
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
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Homemade Iuzumo Soba Enishi
Model Course
Route Map
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Special deals
are available
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Former Residence
Museum
MAP
of Yakumo Koizumi
Buke Yashiki
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Soba Restaurant Tanakaya
P
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Rihaku Shuzo
Meimeian
Hearn-no●
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komichi Matsue Castle
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Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
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Museum of
Ancient Izumo
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Ichiba-dori
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Buke
● Yashiki
Seimon-mae
Kamimukae-no-michi
05
Special deals
are available
P
7
Izumo Taisha
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Special deals
are available
P
Ichibata Electric Train
Izumotaisha-mae
Station
To
Fixed-route bus
03
MAP
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue
Shinjiko-Onsen
Station
Matsue Shinjiko-Onsen
Station
→Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Special deals
are available
Ichibata Electric Train
Ichibata Electric Train
Kawato Station
→Ichibata Electric Train
Izumo Taisha-mae Station
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Izumo Taisha
Arakiya is a Soba restaurant located on the
road leading to the Izumo-Taisha Shrine.
With its 220-year long history, Arakiya still
makes their Soba carefully by traditional
methods handed down to them.
☎0853-53-2352●11am-5pm●Business
Holidays/Wednesdays
Ichibata Electric Train Matsue
Shinji-ko Onsen Station
→Ichibata Electric Train
Kawato Station
Izumo Taisha
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Soba Restaurant
Arakiya
b-1
The museum mainly displays tea
ceremony utensils among the craft and
art itmes collected through the time of
25 heads of Tanabe clan of Yoshidamura, Izumo-shi, who were called the
Forest King.
☎0852-26-2211●9am-5pm●Admission
/¥600●Business Holidays/Mondays
MAP
b-1
tea room was designed and built by
Lord Fumei in 1779. One can enjoy a
stunning view of Matsue Castle and
the city around it from this tea room
on the top of a hill. Green tea and
sweet set is available.
☎0852-21-9863●8.30am-6.30pm
(Oct to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥400
MAP
P
b-1
Lafcadio Hearn who introduced the
culture, customs and literature including ghost stories to the rest of the
world, had a Japanese name,
Yakumo Koizumi. In 1890, he was appointed to the position as an English
teacher at Matsue Junior High
School. The museum displays the
house Hearn lived with his wife Setsu.
☎0852-23-0714●8.30am-6.30pm
(Oct to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
Matsue Castle
b-1
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of the city of Matsue and
what the people are proud of. It is the only castle in San-in Region
that retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oc to Mar -4.30pm)●Admission
/¥550
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Special deals
are available
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Shiominawate
Route
・Meimeian
・Buke Yashiki
・The Tanabe Museum of Art
・Former Residence of
Yakumo Koizumi
・Lafcadio Hearn Memorial
Museum
Lake Line
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
→Matsue Station
MAP
JR
Matsue Station
Finish
P
Matsue History
Museum MAP
b-1
The building of Matsue History Museum, which
opened in 2011, is designed after residences of
upper class Bushi - warriors - in the Edo era.
The museum consists of exhibition rooms that
present the history of the castle city Matsue, a
large hall that looks out on a Japanese garden.
☎0852-32-1607●8.30am-6.30pm(Oc to Mar -5pm)
●Admission/¥500 (Free admission except for
exhibition rooms) ●Business Holidays/The 3rd
Thursday●Credit cards accepted (Museum Shop)
Prefectural Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
※¥= Japanese yen
Matsue Tourist Guidebook | 5
Stroll in
fascinating
Matsue.
From buildings that retain their old look,
Japanese sweets to the facilities where
visitors can learn the history of the city, there
are many things to see in the city of Matsue
that once thrived as a castle town of the
domain of Matsue.
Beautiful peonies come into full bloom in the
garden and please the eye of visitors.
Yuushien
3 mins on foot from
Yatsuka-cho Chuo
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Special deals
are available
A 33000㎡ garden where visitors can enjoy a variety of flowers
such as peonies that bloom in end April to mid May and maple
trees. Enjoy the garden as you stroll along the paths.☎0852-762255●8.30am-5.30pm●Admission/¥600●Credit cards accepted
(at restaurant)
P
01
Special deals
are available
P
Visiting the area
around Matsue
Matsue Castle
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Short walk from
Masue Castle(Otemae)
MAP
b-1
Special deals
are available
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of the city of Matsue and what the people are proud of. It is
the only castle in San-in Region that retains the castle tower.☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct to
Mar -4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
Horikawa
Yuransen
Sightseeing spot
No.1
Shiominawate
P
Short walk from Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
MAP
P
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3 mins on foot from Matsue
Castle(Otemae)
MAP
MAP
b-1,c-2
"Horikawa Yuransen" is a small excursion boat that takes you to a
journey on the moat around the castle. Enjoy the beautiful riverside
landscapes of each season - the green of the trees and the flowers
in spring to summer, the colors of the maple trees in fall and snow
in winter.☎0852-27-0417●Every 15 mins 9am - 5pm(may change
sesonally)
●Admission/¥1200(Day ticket)●Business Holidays/
Subject to weather
b-1
A street where upper class Bushi
lived 400 years ago. The old buildings from those days are still
preserved here, making this area a
sightseeing spot where visitors can
enjoy the most characteristic castle
city landscapes in Matsue.
Matsue History
Museum
Short walk from
Horikawa sightseeing
boat boardng area
b-1
The building of Matsue History Museum, which opened in 2011, is designed after
residences of upper class Bushi - warriors - in the Edo era. The museum consists of
exhibition rooms that present the history of the castle city Matsue, a large hall that
looks out on a Japanese garden.☎0852-32-1607●8.30am-6.30pm(Oct to Mar
-5pm)●Admission/¥500(Admission free escept for exhibition rooms)●Business
Holidays/The 3rd Thursday●Credit cards accepted (at museum shop)
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Special deals
are available
※¥= Japanese yen
Tamatsukuri Onsen
Short walk from
Tamatsukuriyu Onsen
In Tamatsukuri Onsen, one of the most
popular hot spring resorts in the country, a
number of hot spring inns stand side by
side attracting many tourists. At some of
such inns, hot spring spa facilities are
available also for nonresidents. Tariffs and
the hours they are open for nonresidents
may vary, so visitors should check them in
advance.
The area is dotted with Ashiyu spots, and
there are also a variety of other spots, so
stroll around the every corner of the hot
spring resort and fully enjoy it.
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|01 I t i n erari es b y c a te g o r y |
Food Culture Tour
Onsen Spa Tour
Funatsu
(Chugoku Mountains
Soba Factory Funatsu)
All-day Tour
Itinerary for
enjoying the food
culture of Matsue,
the old castle town
1
MAP
d-2
Lake Line
Special deals
are available
2
b-1
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of
the city of Matsue and what the people are
proud of. It is the only castle in San-in
Region that retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct to Mar
-4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
MAP
Special deals
are available
Karakoro Kobo
P
4
Buke Yashiki
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Matsue History Museum
(Café KIHARU)
MAP
b-1
This café is located in the admission-free area of the
Matsue History Museum. Enjoy their original
Japanese cakes and Maccha green tea and dry confectionaries or other sweets with coffee.
☎0852-32-1607●9am-6.30pm●Business Holidays/
The 3rd Thursday
8 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
Special deals
are available
Special deals
are available
MAP
b-1
Former residences of upper class Bushi
in the Edo era. The residence of Shiomi
clan is open to public for viewing. Visitors
can find out about the life of Bushi clans
between 1600s and 1900s.
☎0852-22-2243●8.30am-6.3pm (Oct to Mar
-5pm)●Admission/¥300
The Tanabe MAP
Museum of Art
To
Gesshouji Temple
The museum mainly displays tea ceremony utensils among the craft and art itmes collected through
the time of 25 heads of Tanabe clan of Yoshidamura, Izumo-shi, who were called the Forest
King.☎0852-26-2211●9am-5pm●Admission/
¥600●Business Holidays/Mondays
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
→Shijuken
Borikawa
7
P
a-1
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort
"Ashiyu" MAP
b-1
Gesshoji-mae
→Matsue Shinji-ko
Onsen Station
Try some
Japanese sake!
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Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
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Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
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Fixed route bus
Kenminkaikan
Public Hall
→Matsue Station
JR
Matsue Station
Buke
4
b-2
Model Course
Route Map
Rihaku Shuzo
●
Meimeian
● Yashiki
●
●
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
2
Hearn-nokomichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
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3
● Matsue
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History Museum
Shimane Furusatokan
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
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Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
Shijuken Borikawa
Gesshoji-mae
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Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
Chidori
Town
MAP
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
Gesshouji
Temple
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4
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
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Kamiyo Soba ●
b-1
Matsue Shinji-ko
Onsen Station
→Suetsugu Shrine
They brew Sake in the storehouse granted to a Lord
of Matsue by Matsudaira clan. The storehouse built
in 1805 has a distinctive character and solemn
atmosphere. Tasting of 30 varieties of Sake is
available.☎0852-25-0123●8am-7pm●Credit card
sccepted
●
MAP
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Lake Line
Kurashikku-kan kokki
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
Horai
Kichijitsu-an
This free foot bath facility is located at
the back of Ichibata Electric Railway
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station. You
may warm only your feet in this bath
whose hot water is taken from a hot
spring source. Towels are sold at the
station kiosk.●Cleaning hours:Tue, Thu,
Sat 6am-8am
Lake Line
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
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MAP
The tombs of the Lords of Matsue of Matsudaira
clan, from the first to the ninth, are located at this
temple. Each tomb has curious characteristics such
as a engraved gate and a stone turtle carrying a
large stone monument on its back.
☎0852-21-6056●8.30am-5.30pm(Nov to Mar -5pm)
●Admission/¥500●Business Holidays/Tea Room
closed mid Dec to end Mar
b-2
"Zenzai", sweet stew of
adzuki beans with small
pieces of rice cake, is a type
of Japanese snack. The
shop specializes in "Zenzai".
☎0852-22-7027●9am-6pm
●Business Holidays/Tuesdays●Credit cards accepted
A traditional Japanese restaurant where guests
can experience premium Japanese cuisine
while enjyoing its adorable historic building and
Japanese garden. Delicate and meticulous
technique and ideas typical of Japanese people
are found everywhere at the restaurant.
☎0852-28-1358●11am-2pm、5pm-9pm●Business Holidays/The 2nd Tuesday●Credit cards
accepted
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Lake Line
b-1
MAP
At this workshop, visitors can experience sweets
making (booking required) and other handicrafts
such as accessory making , glass sculpting, metal
carving and beads making. There are also places
for shopping and dining in the building. As it was
used as a bank in the Meiji era, the style of the
building is also worth examining.☎0852-20-7000
●Workshop:9.30am-6.30pm,Food&drinks
available:11am-6.30pm●Business Holidays/
Vary depending on each shop
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03
Shiominawate
P
P
Genuine
Izumo Soba
for lunch!
a-2
01
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑦
→Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
3
6
a-1
Special deals
are available
Nihon Zenzai
Gakkai
Nigo-ten
Leaflets and videos on tourism in
the prefecture are available.
☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
02
MAP
5
Matsue Castle
Matsue
International
Tourist Information
Office
MAP
09
The restaurant which uses only buckwheat produced in
Chugoku Mountains and Matsue buys buckwheat seeds
from farmers in Izumo Region contracted with them. The
shopkeeper stone-mills the seeds and makes soba
noodles with the flour. His soba noodles are highly rated
for their texture, aroma and smoothness.☎0852-22-2361
●11am-8pm●Business Holidays/Mondays
for an
All-encompassing
Experience
Shopping Tour
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Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
● Horai
Bridge
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Nihon Zenzai●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
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Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
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Suetsugu
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
8
Matsue Station
●
1
JR Matsue Station
Prefectural Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
※¥= Japanese yen
Matsue Tourist Guidebook | 9
|0 1 I t i n erari es b y c a te g o r y |
Food Culture Tour
2
Lake Line
Matsue Station Bus Stop ⑦
→Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
5-hour
Easy-going
Tour
1
Matsue
International Tourist
Information Office MAP
Meimeian
b-1
tea room was designed and built by
Lord Fumei in 1779. One can enjoy a
stunning view of Matsue Castle and the
city around it from this tea room on the
top of a hill. Green tea and sweet set is
available.
☎0852-21-9863●8.30am-6.30pm(Oct
to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥400
Buke Yashiki
3
4
P
Genuine
Izumo Soba
for lunch!
Izomo Soba Kigaru
Rihaku Shuzo
MAP
c-1
Founded in 1882, this longestablished
shop has been engaged in sake brewing for 130 years. Their Sake was given
its current named by a statesman from
Shimane Prefecture, Reijiro Wakatsuki
who took office as the Prime Minister
twice, after a Chinese poet Rihaku who
loved Sake. Tasting is available at the
shop attached to the cellar.☎0852-265555●8.30am-5pm(Sat & Sun, national
holidays 10am -)●Business Holidays/
1/1∼1/3
P
Lake Line
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum
→Matsue Station
10 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
Matsue
Castle
6
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of
the city of Matsue and what the people are
proud of. It is the only castle in San-in
Region that retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct to Mar
-4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
JR
Matsue Station
MAP
The Tanabe MAP
Museum of Art
b-1
b-1
The museum mainly displays tea ceremony utensils
among the craft and art itmes collected through the
time of 25 heads of Tanabe clan of Yoshida-mura,
Izumo-shi, who were called the king of forests.
☎0852-26-2211●9am-5pm●Admission/¥600●
Business Holidays/Mondays
04
05
Special deals
are available
Special deals
are available
P
Former Residence of
Yakumo Koizumi MAP
Lafcadio Hearn who introduced the culture,
customs and literature including ghost stories
to the rest of the world, had a Japanese name,
Yakumo Koizumi. residence which stores 820
of items including articles Hearn left behind
and photographs of him. The desk he had specially made because he was blind on his left
eye, his favorite pipe and so on are displayed.
☎0852-21-2147●8.30am-6.30pm(Oct
to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
Lafcadio Hearn who introduced the culture, customs and literature including
ghost stories to the rest of the world, had
a Japanese name, Yakumo Koizumi. In
1890, he as appointed to the position as
an English teacher at Matsue Junior
High School. The museum displays the
house Hearn lived with his wife Setsu.
☎0852-23-0714●8.30am-6.30pm(Oct
to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
b-1
●
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
●
●
2
Buke
3
2
Meimeian
● Yashiki
●
●
●
4
Rihaku Shuzo
Izomo Soba
●
5
Matsue Horikawa
MAP
Jibiru-kan
Funatsu ●
Gesshoji-mae
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
MAP
Model Course
Route Map
Kamiyo
Soba
5
MAP
Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
●
5
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
●
●
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
●
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
●
●
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
Matsue Station
●
1
JR Matsue Station
Prefectural Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
●
●
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Castle
komichi
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding
Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
●
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
3
●
●
Matsue History Museum
Shimane Furusatokan
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Gesshouji
Temple
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
●
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
Shijuken Borikawa
Gesshoji-mae
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
●
Bridge
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
●
●
●
● ●
Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●
●
Chidori
Town
●
Meimeian
2
●
4
Model Course
Route Map
Rihaku Shuzo
Buke
Yashiki
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Hearn-no- ●
●
Matsue
Kamiyo Soba ●
b-1
A soba restaurant located at the west end
of Buke Yashiki. They stone-mill domestically grown buckwheat into flour,
with which the shopkeeper himself makes
soba noodles.
☎0852-21-4866●11am-5pm●Business
Holidays/Wednesdays
●
b-1
A Japanese style tea room located in a street that
connects Matsue Castle to Shiomi Nawate. The
shop offers a Matsuyama Specialty "Bote-bote
cha". Their skewered dumplings are nice too.
☎0852-23-2008●10am-5pm(Dec to Feb -4pm)
Genuine
Izumo Soba
for lunch!
Bridge
●
b-1
Hearn-no-komichi
●
●
MAP
3
Matsue History Museum
● Shimane Furusatokan
●
Matsue Castle
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of the city of
Matsue and what the people are proud of. It is the only
castle in San-in Region that retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct to Mar -4.30pm)●
Admission/¥550
b-1
●
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
P
Special deals
are available
b-1
4
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
Shijuken Borikawa
d-2
Dango
at the shop fronts
are popular!
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Lake Line
16
6
●
Gesshouji
Temple
MAP
01
Special deals
are available
Matsue Station Bus Stop ⑦
→Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
It is a facility where the five local Matsue beers
"Beer Hern" are brewed. Visitors can also drink the
beers here. About 800 items of specialties of Shimane Prefecture are displayed on the 1st floor. The
restaurant on the 2nd floor serves Shimane beef,
"Gentan Soba" produced in Shimane, shijimi clam
soup, etc. ☎0852-55-8877●Reataurant:11am-5pm,
Kiosk:9am-6pm (Dec to Feb -5pm) ●Credit cards
accepted
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
●
1
2
Matsue
International Tourist
Information Office
● Kigaru
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
●
Hearn-nokomichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
b-1
Quick Tour
Shopping Tour
Leaflets and videos on tourism in
the prefecture are available.
☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial
MAP
Museum
Kamiyo Soba ●
MAP
Special deals
are available
P
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
2
Special deals
are available
b-1
5
2
06
Former residences of upper class Bushi
in the Edo era. The residence of Shiomi
clan is open to public for viewing. Visitors can find out about the life of Bushi
clans between 1600s and 1900s.
☎0852-22-2243●8.30am-6.3pm(Oct to
Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
A long established Soba restaurant founded in
1930. Located in Ishibashi-cho which retains its
character as a castle town. The shopkeeper makes
soba noodle with stone-milled soba produced in
Japan. Two types of soba - "Hikigurumi" , original
Izumo soba made from wholegrain buckwheat, and
"Tokusen" , premium soba made from hull-free
buckwheat flour - are available.
☎0852-21-3642●11am-7pm●Business Holidays/
Tuesdays
01
Special deals
are available
MAP
03
P
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture are available.☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
Special deals
are available
3-hour
d-2
08
MAP
Shiominawate
Onsen Spa Tour
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
Chidori
Town
Lake Line
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
→Matsue Station
JR
Matsue Station
●
●
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
Matsue Station
●
1
JR Matsue Station
Prefectural Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
※¥= Japanese yen
Matsue Tourist Guidebook | 11
|02 I t i n erari es b y c a te g o r y |
Food Culture Tour
3
All-day Tour
for an
All-encompassing
Experience
Tour to visit the
Onsen Spas in
Matsue, the old
castle town
Denshokan - Place for
Izumo Ancient Curved
Beads
Many hands-on
tours are
available.
Feel the power of the ancient jewels
of Izumo, the ancient curved beads
known as Magatama. Try creating
your own beads using polishing and
shaving techniques.
☎0852-62-2288●8am-5.30pm(Magatama
Making Course Booking:8.30am-4pm)
●Credit cards accepted
Fixed route bus
●
●
●
1
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture are
available.☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
○hot spring spa for nonresidents
Hotel Gyokusen
In Tamatsukuri Onsen, one of the most popular hot spring
resorts in the country, a number of hot spring inns stand
side by side attracting many tourists. At some of such
inns, hot spring spa facilities are available also for nonresidents. Tariffs and the hours they are open for nonresidents may vary, so visitors should check them in advance.
☎0852-62-0021●3pm-8pm●Admission/¥1500●Bathing in swimming costume not permitted.
2
Tamatsukuri Onsen Yuuyu
☎0852-62-1000●10am-10pm(Last check-in:9.20pm)●
Admission/¥600●Business Holidays/Mondays●Bathing
in swimming costume not permitted.
Tamatsukuriyu Shrine
An ancient shrine that appears in a book written 1300 years
ago. The shrine is popular among young people these days
as a place to encounter their future partners. According to a
legend, the power of the wish making stones makes your
dream come true. It's a popular power spot.
There are many different ways to enjoy
Japan's oldest spa, Tamatsukuri Onsen. The
public bath facility is located at Tamatsukuri
Yuyu and foot spas are available at three
locations: in front of Tamatsukuri Yuyu, on the
side of the Magatama (ancient curved beads)
Bashi Bridge and Himegami Hiroba Park.
Enjoy a hand spa at Yuyakushi Hiroba Park.
●
Model Course
Route Map
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
Lake Line
●
●
Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater
Clam Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue History Museum
Shimane Furusatokan
●
●
●
● ●
a-2
Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
Chidori
Town
●
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
●
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
5
☎0852-62-0611●11.30am-9pm(Last check-in:8.30pm)●
Admission/¥1000●Bathing in swimming costume not
permitted.
Shinji-ko Lake
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
Matsue Station
●
Prefectural Art Museum
to
Shimane Art Museum ●
Try a traditional
Japanese meal
after a dip in an
Onsen Spa.
from
2
1
JR
Matsue Station
Fixed route bus
JR Matsue
Station
Matsue Shinji-ko
Onsen Station
→Matsue Station
Tamatsukuriyu
Shrine
1
●
Wakatakezushi ●
Hotel Gyokusen
Takashima ●
Shokudo Shiraishi-ya
●
Former Ochaya site
●
Himegami-hiroba
Ashiyu No.3
●
●
Izumokamigami
Enmusubi-no-yado Konya
3
a-2
Enjoy an authentic Japanese meal of local fresh
seafood and vegetables in a relaxed atmosphere
overlooking Shinjiko Lake. ☎0852-28-7511●11
am-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm●Business Holidays/
Year end to New Year season●Credit cards
accepted (excluding JCB, Amex, Life Card)
Bridge
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
MAP
Matsue's Kitchen
Konekkoya MAP
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro Art Studio
Kobo ●
Kyobashi
●
●
Shijuken Borikawa
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
Matsunoyu
To
17
This facility has two separate functions: the 'Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater Clam Information Center!' with its displays and videos from which you can learn about Yamato
Shijimi Freshwater Clams of Shinji-ko Lake, and 'Matsue Meisan Center' where a
wide selection of Matsue products are available. A foot spa using 100% spring
water is also very popular.☎0852-21-5252●8.40am-6pm(9am-5pm between
December and February)●Business Holidays/12/31-1/1Credit cards accepted
4
Gesshoji-mae
☎0852-62-0521●12pm-8pm●Admission/¥1000●
Bathing in swimming costume not permitted.
The chef who specializes in Japanese and fish
dishes focuses on ingredients from the sea
and the mountains of San-in Region. Premium
Japanese beef produced in in Shimane Prefecture is used for beef stakes. Their lunchtime
set menu is very popular. The dinner menu is
nice too.☎0852-62-2774●11.30am-1.30pm,
6pm-11.30pm(Oct to Mar -4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
●
●
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
●
Tamatsukuri
Onsen Yuuyu
Magatama Bridge
Yuyakushi-hiroba Taraiyu ●
●
●
●
Ashiyu
No.2
Ashiyu No.1
●
Matsunoyu
Yuyakushi ●
● Seiganji
Temple
● Kitchen Kanon
●
●
Soba Tomi
Fixed route bus
Izakaya
Ryuzu
Tamatsukuri
Onsen Spa
(16 mins on foot from Matsue Municipal
Office Tamayu Branch Bus Stop)
Masue Municipal
Office Tamayu
Branch Bus Stop
or use
Magatama Densho-kan
free shuttle bus service
(0852-62-2288)
3
12 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
01
Special deals
are available
Special deals
are available
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Shiraishi-ya
Kitchen Kanon
●
5
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
☎0852-62-0311●9am-10pm(Last check-in:9pm)●Admission/¥1000●Bathing in swimming costume not permitted.
Tamatsukuri Hot
Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
This 400 years old castle is the
symbol of the city of Matsue
and what the people are proud
of. It is the only castle in San-in
Region that retains the castle
tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct
to Mar -4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
Matsue Station
Bus Stop⑦
→Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
●
Meimeian
Hearn-no- ●
komichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
●
●
Gesshouji
Temple
Izumokamigami
Enmusubi-no-yado Konya
Fixed route bus
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑤
→Tamatsukuri
Onsen
Tamatsukuri
Onsen
b-1
Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
→Chidori Town
Rihaku Shuzo
Buke
●
Yashiki
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Kamiyo Soba ●
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
d-2
MAP
P
JR
Matsue Station
Matsue Municipal
Office Tamayu
Shisho Bus Stop
→Matsue Station
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
MAP
Matsue Castle
Shopping Tour
Lake Line
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
Matsue
International Tourist
Information Office
4
Onsen Spa Tour
※¥= Japanese yen
●
Denshokan Place for Izumo
Ancient Curved
Beads
San-in Expressway
2
Tamatsukuri Onsen
Matsue Tourist Guidebook | 13
|02 I t i n erari es b y c a te g o r y |
Food Culture Tour
5-hour
Easy-going
Tour
○hot spring spa for nonresidents
Shiraishi-ya
In Tamatsukuri Onsen, one of the most popular hot spring
resorts in the country, a number of hot spring inns stand
side by side attracting many tourists. At some of such
inns, hot spring spa facilities are available also for nonresidents. Tariffs and the hours they are open for nonresidents may vary, so visitors should check them in advance.
☎0852-62-0021●3pm-8pm●Admission/¥1500●
Bathing in swimming costume not permitted.
Izumokamigami
Enmusubi-no-yado Konya
Tamatsukuri Onsen Yuuyu
1
2
Fixed route bus
Matsue Station Bus Stop ⑤
→Tamatsukuri Onsen
Tamatsukuri
Onsen
JR
Matsue Station
3
Kitchen Kanon
The chef who specializes in Japanese and fish
dishes focuses on ingredients from the sea
and the mountains of San-in Region. Premium
Japanese beef produced in in Shimane Prefecture is used for beef stakes. Their lunchtime
set menu is very popular. The dinner menu is
nice too.☎0852-62-2774●11.30am-1.30pm,
6pm-11.30pm(Oct to Mar -4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
●
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
01
●
●
Special deals
are available
MAP
b-1
●
Izomo Soba
● Kigaru
●
●
●
There are many different ways to enjoy
Japan's oldest spa, Tamatsukuri Onsen.
The public bath facility is located at
Tamatsukuri Yuyu and foot spas are
available at three locations: in front of
Tamatsukuri Yuyu, on the side of the
Magatama (ancient curved beads) Bashi
Bridge and Himegami Hiroba Park. Enjoy
a hand spa at Yuyakushi Hiroba Park.
from
The chef who specializes in Japanese and fish dishes focuses on
ingredients from the sea and the
mountains of San-in Region. Premium Japanese beef produced in in
Shimane Prefecture is used for beef
stakes. Their lunchtime set menu is
very popular. The dinner menu is
nice too.☎0852-62-2774●11.30am1.30pm, 6pm-11.30pm(Oct to Mar
-4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
Try a traditional
Japanese meal
after a dip in an
Onsen Spa.
1
●
●
Izumo Tamatsukuri Reference Library ●
2
JR
Matsue Station
Tamatsukuri Onsen
Matsue History Museum
Shimane Furusatokan
Tamatsukuriyu
Shrine
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
●
Funatsu ●
●
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
Bridge
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
●
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
●
Hotel Gyokusen
Takashima ●
Shokudo Shiraishi-ya
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
● Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
Shijuken Borikawa
Gesshoji-mae
●
Wakatakezushi ●
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
Shimane Art Museum ●
●
●
●
●
● ●
●
Former Ochaya site
●
Himegami-hiroba
Ashiyu No.3
●
●
Tamatsukuri
Onsen Yuuyu
Kurashikku-kan
Yamamoto Shikki-ten
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
●
Matsue Station
●
Prefectural Art Museum
to
2
●
Izumokamigami
Enmusubi-no-yado Konya
1
Masue Municipal
Office Tamayu
Branch Bus Stop
JR Matsue
Station
※¥= Japanese yen
Magatama Bridge
Yuyakushi-hiroba Taraiyu ●
●
Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●
14 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
Kitchen Kanon
3
Hearn-no- ●
komichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
●
●
Gesshouji
Temple
Chidori
Town
JR
Matsue Station
Meimeian
Tamatsukuri Hot
Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Model Course
Route Map
Rihaku Shuzo
Buke
Yashiki
Fixed route bus
Tamatsukuri Onsen
→Matsue Station
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
This 400 years old castle is the symbol
of the city of Matsue and what the
people are proud of. It is the only
castle in San-in Region that retains
the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct
to Mar -4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
Lake Line
●
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Kamiyo Soba ●
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
→Matsue Station
Try a traditional
Japanese meal
after a dip in an
Onsen Spa.
There are many different ways to enjoy
Japan's oldest spa, Tamatsukuri Onsen.
The public bath facility is located at Tamatsukuri Yuyu and foot spas are available at
three locations: in front of Tamatsukuri
Yuyu, on the side of the Magatama
(ancient curved beads) Bashi Bridge and
Himegami Hiroba Park. Enjoy a hand spa
at Yuyakushi Hiroba Park.
Fixed route bus
P
An ancient shrine that appears in a book
written 1300 years ago. The shrine is
popular among young people these days
as a place to encounter their future partners. According to legend, the power of the
wish making stones makes your dream
come true. It's a popular power spot.
Tamatsukuri Hot
Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Tamatsukuri Onsen
→Matsue Station
d-2
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture are available.☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
Tamatsukuriyu Shrine
An ancient shrine that appears in a book written 1300
years ago. The shrine is popular among young people these
days as a place to encounter
their future partners. According to legend, the power of the
wish making stones makes
your dream come true. It's a
popular power spot.
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture are available.☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
Matsue International
Tourist Information
MAP
Office
Tamatsukuri Onsen
Tamatsukuriyu Shrine
d-2
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑦
→Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
☎0852-62-0611●11.30am-9pm(Last check-in:8.30pm)●
Admission/¥1000●Bathing in swimming costume not
permitted.
☎0852-62-0021●3pm-8pm●Admission/¥1500●
Bathing in swimming costume not permitted.
Fixed route bus
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑤
→Tamatsukuri
Onsen
Shopping Tour
2
Matsunoyu
Hotel Gyokusen
Matsue International
Tourist Information
MAP
Office
Lake Line
☎0852-62-0311●9am-10pm(Last check-in:9pm)●
Admission/¥1000●Bathing in swimming costume
not permitted.
☎0852-62-1000●10am-10pm(Last check-in:9.20pm)●
Admission/¥600●Business Holidays/Mondays●Bathing in swimming costume not permitted.
1
3-hour
Quick Tour
Onsen Spa Tour
●
●
Ashiyu
No.2
Ashiyu No.1
●
Matsunoyu
Yuyakushi ●
● Seiganji
Temple
● Kitchen Kanon
●
●
Soba Tomi
Izakaya
Ryuzu
Tamatsukuri
Onsen Spa
San-in Expressway
Denshokan Place for Izumo
Ancient Curved
Beads
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Food Culture Tour
6
All-day Tour
7
16
Special deals
are available
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
MAP
Enjoy shopping
in the old castle
town of Matsue
1
Matsue
International
Tourist
Information
MAP
Office
d-2
MAP
Lake Line
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑦
→Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
Buke
Yashiki
P
Special deals
are available
16 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
2
MAP
01
03
Karakoro Kobo
MAP
Special deals
are available
Special deals
are available
Fixed route bus
MAP
b-1
tea room was designed and built by
Lord Fumei in 1779. One can enjoy
a stunning view of Matsue Castle
and the city around it from this tea
room on the top of a hill. Green tea
and sweet set is available.
☎0852-21-9863●8.30am-6.30pm
(Oct to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥400
Minamitono-machi
→Matsue Station
4
b-1
P
Matsue History
Museum MAP
b-1
Izumo Soba
Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN MAP
b-1
Their 'Izumo Soba' and 'Kamo Nanban'
tastes even better when eaten at this
traditional Japanese restaurant with
those colorful carps swimming in the
pond.☎0852-22-2400●10am-3.30pm
The building of Matsue History Museum, which opened in
2011, is designed after residences of upper class Bushi warriors - in the Edo era. The museum consists of exhibition
rooms that present the history of the castle city Matsue, a
large hall that looks out on a Japanese garden. ☎0852-321607●8.30am-6.30pm(Oct to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥500
(Free admission except for exhibition rooms)●Business
Holidays/The 3rd Thursday●Credit cards accepted (at
Museum Shop)
To
MAP
8
MAP
Shugyoku Do
MAP
Sencha-so
On board at Matsue Horikawa
Fureai-hiroba
→Disembark at Karakoro-hiroba
c-2
MAP
MAP
c-2
Yamamoto Shikki-ten
●
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
●
●
d-2
5
Buke
5
5
●
●
7
MAP
c-2
●
●
●
2
●
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
Model Course
Route Map
Rihaku Shuzo
Meimeian
● Yashiki
Hearn-no- ●
komichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
c-2
The shop offers one of Matsue's specialties, "Yakumo" japanese
lacquerware. The beauty of the smooth surface of the ware coated with
multiple layers of japanese lacquer is second to none.☎0852-23-2525
●9am-7pm●Business Holidays/1/1-1/3●Credit cards accepted
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Kamiyo Soba ●
MAP
The confectionary was founded in 1890. "Yamakawa" that was
revived in the Taisho era is one of the three most excellent Japanese sweets. "Asashio" and "Wakakusa" are also well-known.
☎0852-21-5563●9am-6pm●Credit card accepted
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6
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Furyudo Kyobashi Branch
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
This Japanese restaurant specializes in seafood from the
Sea of Japan, especially crabs.
They offer the taste of San-in
Region such as squid dishes
and Shimane beef steaks as
well as crab hot-pot dishes.
Guests can choose live fish or
shellfish from the fish tank on
the first floor and have them
cooked for them.。
☎0852-21-0029●11.30am-2.30pm、
5.30pm-10pm●Credit card accepted
MAP
A long-established Japanese confectionary with history of 250 years. It is
said to have made confectionary for the Lords of Matsue in old days. Even
now, one of such products "Himekosode"is popular among the people in
the city..☎0852-28-5300●9.30am-7pm●Business Holidays/1/1
They offer opportunities to experience powdered green tea and leaf green
tea. Authentic Japanese tea making methods are taught here. Japanese
sweets are also served with green tea.☎0852-24-0703●9.30am-6pm●Business Holidays/The 1st & 3rd Sundays●Credit cards accepted
MAP
Horikawa sightseeing boat
Ichirikido
c-2
Here, you make your own curved Magatama beads. Staff members here will
teach you how to make the beads with an easy process so that even beginners
can be successful. Make beads as a souvenir or as a present for someone you
love. ☎0852-25-6687●9am-4pm(may change sesonally)●Closed when Horikawa sightseeing boats are not in operation.●Credit cards accepted
Matsue
Waraku
P
A shopping arcade located between River Ohashi and River Kyobashi that flow
through the central part of the cit of Matsue. It is named "Kyomise" because of its
calm Kyoto-like atmosphere. Have a walk and enjoy shopping and dining at Karakoro Hiroba, Heart-no-Ishidatami and in the allays.
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
4
● Matsue History Museum
● Shimane Furusatokan
3
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Gesshouji
Temple
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
●
Shijuken Borikawa
Gesshoji-mae
9
● Horai Kichijitsu-an
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro Art Studio
Kobo ●
Kyobashi
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
Bridge
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
●
● ● Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●●
8
●
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
Shrine
Chidori
Town
JR
Matsue Station
6
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Established in 1877, Kawashima is the oldest shop selling Izumo Agate,
curved Magatama beads, and other minerals.☎0852-21-2996●9.30am6.30pm●Business Holidays/Tuesdays●Credit cards accepted
b-1
10
MAP
Kyomise Shotengai
Agate Shop Kawashima
At this workshop, visitors can experience sweets
making (booking required) and other handicrafts such
as accessory making , glass sculpting, metal carving
and beads making. There are also places for shopping
and dining in the building. As it was used as a bank in
the Meiji era, the style of the building is also worth
examining.☎0852-20-7000●Workshop:9.30am-6.30
pm,Food&drinks available:11am-6.30pm●Business
Holidays/Vary depending on each shop
14
02
Try the popular
'Kamo Nanban'
for lunch!
Special deals
are available
9
3
b-1
Specialties of Shimane Prefecture are sold here. With
most of the specialties available, from foods to craft
products, t's an ideal place
for buying souvenirs.
☎0852-22-5758●9am-6pm
●Business Holidays/12/311/1●Credit cards accepted
Former residences of upper class
Bushi in the Edo era. The residence
of Shiomi clan is open to public for
viewing. Visitors can find out about
the life of Bushi clans between
1600s and 1900s.
☎0852-22-2243●8.30am-6.3pm(Oct
to Mar -5pm)●Admission/¥300
Meimeian
08
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of
the city of Matsue and what the people
are proud of. It is the only castle in San-in
Region that retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct to
Mar -4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
Shimane
Furusatokan
P
Shiominawate
P
b-1
Special deals
are available
Leaflets and videos on tourism in
the prefecture are available.
☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
5
It is a facility where the five local Matsue beers
"Beer Hearn" are brewed. Visitors can also drink
the beers here. About 800 items of specialties of
Shimane Prefecture are displayed on the 1st
floor. The restaurant on the 2nd floor serves Shimane beef, "Gentan Soba" produced in Shimane, shijimi clam soup, etc.
☎0852-55-8877●Reataurant:11am-5pm, Kiosk:9am6pm(Dec to Feb -5pm)●Credit cards accepted
Matsue Castle
07
"Horikawa Yuransen" is a small excursion boat that
takes you to a journey on the moat around the castle.
Enjoy the beautiful riverside landscapes of each
season - the green of the trees and the flowers in
spring to summer, the colors of the maple trees in fall
and snow in winter.☎0852-27-0417●Every 15 mins
9am-5pm(may change sesonally)●Admission/¥1200
(Day ticket)●Business Holidays/Subject weather
b-1
Shopping Tour
Special deals
are available
Horikawa Yuransen
for an
All-encompassing
Experience
Onsen Spa Tour
●
●
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
10
Matsue Station
●
1
JR Matsue Station
Prefectural Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
※¥= Japanese yen
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5-hour
Lake Line
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑦
→Kyobashi Bridge
Easy-going
Tour
1
Matsue
International
Tourist Information
MAP
Office
d-2
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture are available.☎0852-21-4034●9am6pm
Matsue
Castle MAP
b-1
Food Culture Tour
4
This 400 years old castle is the symbol of the
city of Matsue and what the people are proud
of. It is the only castle in San-in Region that
retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm(Oct to Mar
-4.30pm)●Admission/¥550
01
Special deals
are available
3
Karakoro Kobo
2
MAP
Ichirikido
MAP
c-2
Established in 1877, Kawashima is the
oldest shop selling Izumo Agate, curved
Magatama beads, and other minerals.
☎0852-21-2996●9.30am-6.30pm●Business
Holidays/Tuesdays●Credit cards accepted
Shugyoku Do
MAP
c-2
Here, you make your own curved Magatama beads. Staff
members here will teach you how to make the beads with
an easy process so that even beginners can be successful. Make beads as a souvenir or as a present for someone you love. ☎0852-25-6687●9am-4pm(may change
sesonally)●Closed when Horikawa sighseeing boats are
not in operation●Credit cards accepted
Sencha-so
MAP
c-2
They offer opportunities to experience
powdered green tea and leaf green tea.
Authentic Japanese tea making methods
are taught here. Japanese sweets are also
served with green tea.☎0852-24-0703
●9.30am-6pm●Business Holidays/The
1st & 3rd Sundays●Credit cards accepted
Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
→Matsue Station
Isshikian
MAP
Garden Tea
House MINAMI
c-2
The shop offers one of Matsue's specialties,
"Yakumo" japanese lacquerware. The beauty of the
smooth surface of the ware coated with multiple
layers of japanese lacquer is second to none.
☎0852-23-2525●9am-7pm●Business Holidays/
1/1-1/3●Credit cards accepted
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
Matsue History Museum
Furusatokan
● Shimane
5
18 | Matsue Tourist Guidebook
Shimane
Furusatokan
3
b-1
MAP
Gesshouji
Temple
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
●
Shijuken Borikawa
Gesshoji-mae
This is a shop
not-to-be-missed
to buy local products
of Shimane
Prefecture.
Genuine
Izumo Soba
for lunch!
4
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
●
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
●
●
●
●
●
●
Chidori
Town
b-1
JR
Matsue Station
●
●
Chidori Minami Park
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
2
●
●
Matsue History Museum
Furusatokan
● Shimane
3
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Gesshouji
Temple
Shimane Prefectural
Government Office
Funatsu ●
●
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
●
● ● Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●●
3
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
Matsue Station
●
1
JR Matsue Station
4
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
● Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
Shijuken Borikawa
Gesshoji-mae
Bridge
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
●
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
●
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
●
Meimeian
Hearn-no- ●
komichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
Model Course
Route Map
Rihaku Shuzo
Buke
Yashiki
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Kamiyo Soba ●
Karakoro-hiroba Boat
Horai Kichijitsu-an
Boarding Area
Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Furyudo
Karakoro
Kyobashi Branch
Karakoro
Art
Studio
Kobo
●
Kyobashi
Ichibata Electric Train
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen
Station
14
Special deals
are available
●
2
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Specialties of Shimane Prefecture are sold here. With most of
the specialties available, from
foods to craft products, t's an
ideal place for buying souvenirs.
☎0852-22-5758●9am-6pm
●Business Holidays/12/311/1●Credit cards accepted
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Suetsugu
MAP
Izomo Soba
Kigaru
Matsue Castle(Otemae)
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Specialties of Shimane Prefecture are sold here.
With most of the specialties available, from foods to
craft products, t's an ideal place for buying
souvenirs.☎0852-22-5758●9am-6pm●Business
Holidays/12/31-1/1●Credit cards accepted
d-2
c-2
4
●
Shimane
Furusatokan
●
Meimeian
Hearn-no- ●
komichi Matsue Castle
Otemae-hiroba Boat
Matsue Horikawa
Boarding Area ●
Fureai-hiroba Boat
Boarding Area
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
MAP
Model Course
Route Map
Rihaku Shuzo
Buke
Yashiki
P
Enjoy the family's traditional 'Tai Meshi' (Snapper
Rice), an exquisite meal loved by Lord Fumai,
while admiring the Japanese garden.☎0852-215131●11.30am-2.30pm、5.30pm-9pm●Credit
cards accepted
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Kamiyo Soba ●
●
MAP
b-1
This 400 years old castle is the
symbol of the city of Matsue and
what the people are proud of. It is
the only castle in San-in Region
that retains the castle tower.
☎0852-21-4030●8.30am-6pm
(Oct to Mar -4.30pm)●Admission
/¥550
The soba restaurant which is located next to Horai
Kichijitsuan looks out on to a beautiful Japanese
garden. Although they use whole buckwheat flour,
their soba noodles are relatively thin. They also use
rare oblong Warigo bowls for serving soba. The
soba-yu, the water used for boiling the noodles, with
egg white that comes with Sanmi soba has a unique
taste many people come back for.
☎0852-31-7180●11am-4pm●Business Holidays/
Tuesdays
The confectionary was founded in 1890. "Yamakawa" that was revived in the Taisho era is one
of the three most excellent Japanese sweets.
"Asashio" and "Wakakusa" are also well-known.
☎0852-21-5563●9am-6pm●Credit cards accepted
Yamamoto
Shikki-ten
Matsue
International
Tourist Information
MAP
Office
01
Special deals
are available
Matsue
Castle MAP
Leaflets and videos on tourism in the prefecture are
available.☎0852-21-4034●9am-6pm
c-2
●
Lake Line
1
c-2
Furyudo Kyobashi
MAP
Branch
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
5
Quick Tour
A long-established Japanese confectionary with
history of 250 years. It is said to have made confectionary for the Lords of Matsue in old days.
Even now, one of such products "Himekosode"is
popular among the people in the city.☎0852-285300●9.30am-7pm●Business Holidays/1/1
●
2
Lake Line
Matsue Station
Bus Stop ⑦
→Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
c-2
MAP
The Tanabe
Former Residence of Museum of Art
Yakumo Koizumi
●
Special deals
are available
3-hour
A shopping arcade located between River Ohashi and River Kyobashi that flow through the central
part of the cit of Matsue. It is named "Kyomise" because of its calm Kyoto-like atmosphere. Have a
walk and enjoy shopping and dining at Karakoro Hiroba, Heart-no-Ishidatami and in the allays.
Agate Shop
Kawashima
Shopping Tour
b-1
At this workshop, visitors can experience sweets making
(booking required) and other handicrafts such as accessory making , glass sculpting, metal carving and beads
making. There are also places for shopping and dining in
the building. As it was used as a bank in the Meiji era, the
style of the building is also worth examining.☎0852-207000●Workshop:9.30am-6.30pm,Food&drinks
available:11am-6.30pm●Business Holidays/Vary depending on each shop
Kyomise Shotengai
P
14
MAP
Onsen Spa Tour
Bridge
Nihon Zenzai ●
Gakkai Nigo-ten
●
●
●
● ●
Shugyoku Do
● Ichirikido
●
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
Suetsugu
Chidori
Town
●
●
Shrine
Matsue Lake Shinji
Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Chidori Minami Park
Lake Line
Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
→Matsue Station
JR
Matsue Station
Shinjiko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Shinji-ko Lake
Prefectural Art Museum
● Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Kurashikku-kan ●
kokki
Agate
Garden
Shop Sencha-so
Tea House Kawashima
Start
MINAMI
Finish Tourist
Information
Office
Matsue
Waraku ●
Matsue Station
●
1
JR Matsue Station
Prefectural Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
Shimane Art Museum ●
※¥= Japanese yen
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Visiting ports in
Yasugi & Sakai
Sightseeing spot
No.3
Adachi Museum of Art
Free shuttle bus service available
from JR Yasugi Station
Visiting
Izumo Taisha
Izumo Taisha
Pay a visit to the
shrine that is well-known
for its matchmaking god.
Sightseeing spot
No.2
3 minutes walk from
Izumo Taisha-mae Station
A museum where Japanese paintings and the Japanese garden create a perfect match. The garden was
ranked as the best in Japan for the consecutive 9
years in an American professional journal. A new
building was opened in October, 2010.☎0854-287111●9am-5.30pm(Oct to Mar -5pm)●Admission/
¥2200●Credit cards accepted
24
Special deals
are available
P
The shrine is dedicated to the god
Okuninushi-no-mikoto, famous as
the Shinto deity of marriage. The
annual Kamiari-sai Festival is
held in October of the lunar calendar when it is believed that the
Shinto deities gather at Izumo
Taisha shrine.
Feel the history of Japan at Izumo Taisha shrine
with its many important cultural assets such as the
main shrine, designated as a National Treasure.
A beautiful Japanese
garden the world
appreciates
Adachi Museum of Art in the city of Yasugi has a
world-popular garden that has been rated three-star by
Michelin Green Guide Japan.
Sightseeing spots along Ichibata Electric Train
Izumo Taisha
P
Izmo Taisha-mae Station
Dentetsu
Izumo-shi Station
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27
Shimane
Museum of
Ancient Izmo
Matsue Vogel
Park
This facility displays
explanations of Shimane
Prefecture’s history. A
selection of bronzeware
unearthed in the Izumo
Region is on display.
A leisure facility where
a variety of birds and
clowers from all over the
world await you. Enjoy
the spectacular view of
Shinji-ko Lake from the
observation platform.
Kawato
Station
Ichibata Electric
Train
Enjoy the journey between
Matsue and Izumo on Ichibata
Electic Railway. Why not try
the towns you can see from
the train? You will certainly
enjoy something new.
Matsue English
Garden
This garden, situated on the
shores of Shinjiko Lake, was
created by adopting a typical British mid-19th to early20th century garden style.
P
Unshu Hirata
Station
22
Matsue English
Matsue Vogel
Garden Station
Park-mae Station
Ichibataguchi
Station
Matsue Shinji-ko
Onsen Station MAP
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Ichibata Yakushi
Ichibata Yakushi is know for its buddha's eye healing
power. It's also said to heal our mind's eye. Ichibata
Yakushi is visited by many people who belive it brings
good fortune for those who work diligently towards
their goals and repels evil spirits away from us.
※¥= Japanese yen
Mizuki Shigeru Road
Short walk from JR Sakai-ko Station
In Sakaiminato, the home town of cartoonist Shigeru
Mizuki, 139 figures of monsters line up in a row of
about 800m. There are also numerous Kitaro goods
shops.
139 bronze Yokai
figures welcome you
On Mizuki Shigeru Road at Port of Sakai, many
Japanese monsters entertain tourists.
ⓒ水木プロ
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to Etomo
Senjuin
■
06
Izumo Soba Restaurant
YAKUMO-AN
08
The Tanabe
Matsue Kita High School
Inside Mishimaya
Museum of Art
■
04
Kasuga Branch
Izomo Soba
Former Residence of
Buke Yashiki
Meimeian
● ● ●
Kigaru
Yakumo Koizumi
●
●
Lafcadio Hearn
03
●
Memorial Museum
16
●
Kamiyo Soba ●
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum
Matsue Horikawa Jibiru-kan ●
Shiominawate
Horikawa Sightseeing
Matsue Castle
Matsue Horikawa Fureai-hiroba Boat Boarding Area ● Boat Boarding Point
02
●
07
Horikawa Sightseeing ● Hearn-no-komichi
01
Boat Pier West Entrance
Matsue History Museum
Otemae Horikawa Sightseeing Boat Pier
Otemae-hiroba Boat Boarding Area ●
● Shimane Furusatokan
07
Matsue International Tourist Information Office
24
Shimane University
■
● Rihaku Shuzo
Matsue Kawatsu
Post Office
Ishibashi Yonchome
10
H Rainbow Plaza
to Yatsuka-cho
●
Fumonin
27
1
17
14
Kuroda Town
Matsue Castle
(Otemae)
Shimane Kenminkaikan Public Hall
■
Kenminkaikan Public Hall
Shimane Prefectural Government Office ■
22
09
16
Funatsu ●
Gesshouji Temple ●
Shijuken Borikawa
Horai Kichijitsu-an
●
● Isshikian
Minamitono-machi Sakaebashi Bridge
Kyobashi Bridge
Karakoro Art Studio
●
Karakoro Kobo
●Karakoro-hiroba Boat Boarding Area
Nihon Zenzai Gakkai Nigo-ten ● ●
Furyudo ● Shugyoku Do
07
Kyobashi Branch
Ichirikido
●
Agate Shop ● ●
Kawashima
●
Sencha-so
Kurashikku-kan
●
Yamamoto Shikki-ten
kokki
Garden Tea House MINAMI ●
Shimane Prefectural Government Office
Gesshoji-mae
Seikoin Temple
2
Welfare Center
Chidori Town
17
●
Izumokamigami Enmusubi-no-yado Konya
Shiraishi-ya
Tamatsukuri Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Tamatsukuri Onsen
Tamatsukuri Onsen Yuuyu
Hotel Gyokusen
Matsue Lake Shinji Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Matsunoyu
Kunibiki Messe
H Hotel
Route Inn Matsue
■ Kunibiki Messe
●
24
Shinji-ko Lake sightseeing boat
Hakuchougo Boarding Area No.2
Shinjiko Lake Ohashi Kitazume
Ohashi Minamizume
Shinjiko Lake Sightseeing Boat Pier
2
Uo Town
27
Matsue
Waraku
Matsue Central
Tourist Information Office ● Matsue Tokyu Inn Post Office
15
Toyoko Inn Masue Ekimae H
ATM
H
Matsue Station
Restaurant
Kannabi
●
(Matsue branch)
13
H Hotel Ichibata
Chidori Minami Park
Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater Clam
Information Center:
Matsue Local Product Center
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Nada Town
Tenjin-machi Central
14
17
11
●
Shinji-ko Lake sightseeing boat
Hakuchougo Boarding Area No.1
22
16
Shinji-ko Lake
02
JR Matsue Station
ATM
Sightseeing spots introduced in the book are as follows:
Please refer to this booklet when strolling the town.
inside
AEON Matsue
20
24
Yomegashima
Yomegashima Island West
07
● Sightseeing spots explained in the Guidebook.
09
04
Lakeline Bus Stop
05
Bus stops
3
Lake Line routes
ATM
H
27
17
Hotel Shinji-ko Lake
Hotel Shinji-ko H
06
ATM(Japan Post Bank)
03
19
Hotel
JR Nogi Station
Fudoki-no-oka-iriguchi
01
Yaegaki Shrine
International Tourist Information Office
Yaegaki Jinja(shrine) ●
● Izumo Kanbe-no-sato
22
02
18
08
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4,20
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10
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Discovery
Yuhi Park
Shinji-ko Lake Yuhi Spot ■
Fixed route bus routes
Adachi Museum of Art
Denshokan - Place for Izumo Ancient Curved Beads
Ichirikido
Karakoro Kobo
Kyomise Shotengai
Kurashikku-kan kokki
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Furusatokan
Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater Clam Information Center: Matsue Local Product Center
Sencha-so
Furyudo Kyobashi Branch
Matsue Vogel Park
Matsue Horikawa Jibiru-kan
Matsue History Museum
Agate Shop Kawashima
Yamamoto Shikki-ten
Yushien
Rihaku Shuzo
Denshokan - Place for Izumo Ancient Curved Beads
Karakoro Kobo
Shugyoku Do
Prefectural
Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum ●
12
Yomegashima Island
Yomegashima route (evenings only)
12,14
12,14
12,14,15
7
12,14
12,14
9
12,14
Hands-on Craft
Central Matsue
map
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12,14,15
17,18
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13
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9
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Shopping
11
Matsue New Urban Hotel H
Annex
Matsue Lake Shinji
■
● Hot Spring Resort "Ashiyu"
Matsue
Ichibata Electric Train
Municipal Office
Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station
20
Adachi Museum of Art
Izomo Soba Kigaru
Izumo Soba Restaurant YAKUMO-AN
Isshikian
Kamiyo Soba
Kitchen Kanon
Kyomise Shotengai
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater Clam Information Center: Matsue Local Product Center
Soba Restaurant Arakiya
Garden Tea House MINAMI
Nihon Zenzai Gakkai Nigo-ten
Funatsu (Chugoku Mountains Soba Factory Funatsu)
Hearn-no-komichi
Horai Kichijitsu-an
Matsue Waraku
Matsue's Kitchen Konekkoya
Matsue Vogel Park
Matsue Horikawa Jibiru-kan
Matsue History Museum(Café KIHARU)
Yuushien
Hot Spring
Kajibashi Bridge
Matsue City Hotel H
Suetsugu Shrine
Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Spa
02
一畑
Kunibiki Parking Lot
4
Dining & Drinking
ATM
05
ATM
1
to Mihonoseki
& Sakai-ko
Andenan
■
PAGE
Tourist Guide
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Adachi Museum of Art
Izumo Taisha
Ichibata Electric Train
Ichibata Yakushi
Horikawa Yuransen
Gesshouji Temple
Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum
Former Residence of Yakumo Koizumi
Shiominawate
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater Clam Information Center: Matsue Local Product Center
Sunset at Shinji-ko Lake
The Tanabe Museum of Art
Tamatsukuriyu Shrine
Buke Yashiki
Matsue English Garden
Matsue Castle
Matsue Vogel Park
Matsue History Museum
Mizuki Shigeru Road
Meimeian
Yushien
21
4,20
20
20
7,17
9
5,10
5,10
6
4,20
13
back cover
58,810
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List of facilities where discount on admissions
and/or deals on products are available
01
Facilities that offer
special deals to
visitors with Matchmaking
Perfect Ticket
Castle Matsue
02
Matsue History Museum
At this castle, the
whole city of Matsue
can be viewed from
the only castle tower
in Sanin Region.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥550→¥440 〉
Matsue
P
Souvenirs
03
Dining and Tea
/Coffee Break
Buke Yashiki
A museum with
castle view.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥500→¥400 〉
P
Sightseeing
Accommodation
04
Facilities where special deals are
available when a passport is
presented
¥=Japanese yen
Lafcadio Hearn
Memorial Museum
Former residence that
shows the everyday
life of Churo (an arbitration officer) of the
domain of Matsue.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥300→¥240〉
P
A museum that
exhibits articles
Koizumi Yakumo
(Lafcadio Hearn)
left behind.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥300→¥240〉
P
P
Shimane
05
Koizumi Yakumo Kyukyo
Japan
There are 32 facilities at which you
can use your Enmusubi Perfect Ticket.
Enjoy sightseeing in Matsue and save
P
06
A house Yakumo
Koizumi (Lafcadio
Hearn), who introduced Japan to the
world with his several works, lived
with his wife.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥300→¥240〉
The Tanabe Museum of Art
P
07
An art museum that
owns a collection
consisting mainly of
items related to tea
ceremony the forest
king Tanabe clan
possessed.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥600→¥500〉
Matsue Horikawa
Yuransen
08
Meimeian
Excursion boats that
take you to a cruise
on the lake and the
rivers of Matsue.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥1200→¥1000〉
P
P
A tea ceremony room
that is said to be
used by Matsudaira
Fumeiko (Lord Fumei
of Matsudaira; the 7th
head of the domain
of Matsue)
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥400→¥300〉
money utilizing public transport wisely.
09
Matsue City Bus
Gesshoji Temple
P
Izumo Airport connection bus
(Matsue Ichibata Kotsu)
Kashima
Kawato
∼
13
21
Shimane
25
Unshu Hirata
22
Furue
Taisha
01
17
Matsue
Ichibata Bus
30
Yonago Airport
Tamatsukuri
Shimane Art Museum
An art museum
located by Lake
Shinji. The view of
Shinji-ko itself is a
painting on display.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥300→¥240 〉
P
P
Restaurant Kannabi
(Matsue branch)
16
Matsue Horikawa
Jibiru-kan
It’s very convenient.
[Special Deal]
10% discount on
meals
P
Shinji-ko Lake Freshwater
Clam Information Center;
Matsue Local Product Center
18
A place to enjoy
just brewed local
beer and homemade food.
[Special Deal]
10% discount on
meals and souvenirs
18
P
24
P
Yaegaki shrine
The best “Shijimi
exhibition” in the
country.
[Special Deal]
A free gift offered if
you buy 2,000yen
or more.
Sakaiminato Direct Bus
Yasugi
∼ 32
15
12
The sunset cruising
is very popular.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥1300→¥1170 〉
A variety of specialties of Shimane are
displayed.
[Special Deal]
A free gift offered if
you buy 2,000yen
or more.
P
Izumo Airport
23
Shimane Furusato-kan
Shinji-ko Yuransen‒
Hakucho-go
20
∼ 17
Nakaumi
Izmo
14
A resort by the lake.
[Special Deal]
10% discount on
meals
Sakaiminato (Port of Sakai)
Matsue
Shinji-ko Onsen
Shinji-ko Lake
11
P
Hotel Ichibata
Mihonoseki
29
There are a tea ceremony
room and Kangetsuan in
the precincts of this
temple that are said to be
related to Lafcadio Hearn.
There are many legends
concerning this temple.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
(including admission to
Kangetsuan)
〈¥300→¥270 〉
Fumonin
The family temple of
Matsudaira clan used
by 9 heads of the
domain of Matsue.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥500→¥450 〉
Lake Line
Ichibata Electric Train
26
10
P
19
A shrine known for
its mural of Inadahime who has vivid
vermillion lips and
matchmaking.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
(including viewing of
the mural of Inadahime)〈¥200→¥100〉
P
Izumo Kanbe-no-sato
20
Yushien
A village of myths,
legends, old tales
and craft.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥200→¥160 〉
A garden in Nakanoumi
Daikonjima known
for its peonies and
ginseng.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥600→¥550 〉
P
P
19
Izumo Airport connection bus
(Izumo Ichibara Kotsu)
Yakumo
Ichibata Bus
Yonago
21
Meteor Plaza
Yonago Airport connection bus
(Hinomaru Hire)
Lines vovered by
Enmusibi Perfect Ticket
P
Mihonoseki Inseki
(meteorite) is displayed
at
this
museum located in
Shichirui, a place
near Oki.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥500→¥420 〉
22
Matsue Vogel Park
23
Izumo Tamatsukuri
Shiryo-kan
One of the largest
parks specializing
birds and flowers.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥1500→¥1350 〉
P
A museum near
Tamatsukuri Onsen
that examines Meno
craft in the ancient
time.
[Special Deal]
Group admission
〈¥200→¥160 〉
P
Ichibata Electric Train
Bus lines
Airport connection bus
Lake Line
JR
Izumo Airport
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Yonago Airport
*Enmusubi Perfect
Tickets are not valid
for JR lines.
Main Matchmaking Perfect Ticket counters
・Ichibata Travel Service/ Matsue Station Eigyosho
(business office) (the west side of the north exit of Matsue
Station), Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station Eigyosho (business office)
・Ichibata Electric Train/ Matsue Shinji-ko Onsen Station,
Izumo Taisha-mae Station, Dentetsu Izumo-shi Station
・Ichibata Bus/ Tamatsukuri information desk, Taisha office
・Twin Leaves Hotel Izumo (near JR Izumo-shi Station bus terminal)
・ Izumo Airport Annai Counter
・ Yonago Airport Annai Counter
・ In airport connection buses
・ Shimane-ken Kanko Bussan-kan (in Shimane Furusato-kan)
・ Sakaiminato City Tourist Information Center
(in the Minato-Sakai Building)
Other facilities outside
the city of Matsue where
Matchmaking Perfect
Tickets are valid.
24
Adachi Museum of Art
25
Kappo Onsen Yurari
26 Shimane
Winery
27 Shimane
Museum of
Ancient Izumo
28 Kanko
P
P
Center Izumo
29 Tezen
Museum
30 Izumo
You Plaza
31 Izumo
Mingei-kan
32 Restaurant
Americana
(Izumo branch)
Matsue Tourist Guidebook | 25

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