Matsue Castle

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Matsue Castle (松江城, Matsuejō) is the centerpiece of Matsue’s well-preserved castle town. Completed in 1611, Matsue Castle is one of only 12 original castles remaining in Japan—and one of just five officially designated a National Treasure. Built to withstand war and sieges, the castle survived unscathed and remains remarkably well preserved in the modern day.



1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan (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

+81 852-21-4030


General Amenities

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What's unique

  • National Treasure


Matsue Castle is a 25-30 minute walk from Matsue Station or a 10-minute ride via the Lake Line sightseeing bus.

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