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Matsue Travel guide
Matsue : Michelin's recommendations
Standing on the shores of the Sea of Japan, at the confluence of Shinji Lake and the Nakaumi Lagoon, Matsue is a city steeped in history. Its remarkably well-preserved castle (17C) boasts a tiered roof that towers over the city and affords an uninterrupted view from the summit (30m). Next, head to the charming canals that run across Matsue, and explore the eclectic collections of the Art Museum of the Shimane Prefecture, before setting off in the footsteps of Lafcadio Hearn with a tour of his house, which is set in a pleasant garden.