Matsue City : The Short Summary Of Mtsue-shi
Matsue City is the Capital City of Shimane prefecture
and it is located on the eastern Shimane Prefecture. The municipal area
is very large, it is stretching out to Mihonoseki on the eastern tip of
Shimane Peninsula, Lake Shinjiko is on the west, Nakaumi is on the east,
and Matsue city faces to the Sea of Japan on the north. Thus Matsue is
known as the “City of Water”. Matsue City is very exciting city for tourists
having beautiful nature and many historical assets.
There are many ancient remains such as Tawayama Remains, tumuli around Mt.Chausuyama, the ruins of Kokubunji Temple and so on in Matsue City, Kamosujinja Shrine (the National Treasure), one of the oldest Shrine in Japan, also in the city. So the area around Matsue or Nakaumi has been flourished as gate cities from Asia in those days.
The basic landscapes of the city had been constructed during Edo period. First Yoshiharu Horio, one of the Sengoku busho, moved to Matsue as the rewards of his outstanding contributions to get the victory at the Battle of Sakigahara in 1600, and had built Matsuejo Castle and the castle town from 1607 to 1611. And Tadataka Kyogoku, the lord in 1634, developed the city to be the capital city of Sanin Region. Since the middle of Edo period, Matsue had been flourished under Matsudaira Clan
After Meiji Restoration, Matsue was organized as a municipality in 1889 and became the Capital city of Shimane prefecture. And Lafcadio Hearn (Yakumo Koizumi) stayed Matsue in this period. He was impressed a lot from the life in Matsue. Some of them would be existed now in the City.
Why don't you visit Matsue? You could find a lot what Lafucadio Hearn had
- Landmarks In Matsue City
- Matsuejo Caste (the National Treasure)
- Shiomi Nawate Street & Samurai Residence
- Lafcadio Hearn’s Former Residence & Memorial Museum
- Meimei-an Tea House
- Matsue History Museum & Horan-enya Memorial Hall
- Lake Shinjiko
- Lake Nakaumi
- Many Hot Springs around Matsue
- Kamosujinja Shrine (the National Treature)
- Mihonoseki and Miho Shrine
- Sada Shrine (Important National Cultural Assets)
- Yakumo Honjin Residence (Important National Cultural Assets)
Visit A Dental Office Near Matsue City
Visit Events, Landmarks and Areas Near Matsue City
Matsue City in Shimane prefectuer of course has many landmarks to visit,
and also Shimane has also many other wondergul landmarks to visit, Izumo
Taisha Grand Shrine in Izumo City, Sesshu Gardens in Masuda City, Iwami
Ginzan Silver Mining in Ota City and so on. Why don't you visit Shimane?
Landmarks and Events