Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum

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Lafcadio Hearn Museum
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The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum is dedicated to the British explorer who arrived in Japan in the 1800s. The museum was opened in 1934, thirty years after Hearn’s passing, and was renovated and expanded in 2016. Hearn became a naturalized Japanese citizen after marrying Koizumi Setsu, the daughter of a Matsue samurai, in 1896. 



322 Okudanicho, Matsue, Shimane 690-0872 (Map) (Directions)


8:30 - 18:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 18:30
Thursday 8:30 - 18:30
Friday 8:30 - 18:30
Saturday 8:30 - 18:30
Sunday 8:30 - 18:30
Holidays 8:30 - 18:30

Phone Number

+81 852-21-2147


General Amenities

  • Shops
  • Restroom
  • Information Counter


From JR Matsue Station:

Lakeline Bus approx. 16 min. Get off at “Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum”.

Matsue City Bus approx. 18 min. Get off at “Shiominawate”, 6 minute walk.

Ichibata Bus approx. 20 min. Get off at “Shiominawate Iriguchi”, 1 minute walk.

20-minute walk from Ichibata Electric Railways Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station

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