Matsue, City in Japan
General Information about Matsue
Matsue (Matsue) is a city and prefecture capital within Shimane prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region. Sister cities of Matsue are New Orleans in the USA, Jilin in the People's Republic of China and Jinju in South Korea.
There is a fishing port in the city. You can easily reach the suburbs of Matsue by local rail services in 9 stations.
Famous persons connected with Matsue are Kei Nishikori (born 1989), Shunji Sonoyama (1935 - 1993) and Shiro Sano (born 1955).
Travel tips for Matsue
Top Matsue destinations for your sightseeing are the Matsue castle (æ¾æ±ŸåŸŽ), the Horigawa pleasure boat (å €å·éŠè¦§èˆ¹) and the Yushi garden (ç”±å¿—åœ’).
The Matsue stands imposingly in the city, was built in the year 1611 and impresses ist visitors with 240.000 stones.
The Matsue bird park (æ¾æ±Ÿãƒ•ã‚©ãƒ¼ã‚²ãƒ«ãƒ‘ãƒ¼ã‚¯), another great attraction. Another experience is the Yaegaki shrine (å…«é‡åž£ç¥žç¤¾).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Matsue tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Matsue castle tower (æ¾æ±ŸåŸŽå¤©å®ˆ) and the Inner sanctuary of Kamosu shrine (ç¥žé‚ç¥žç¤¾æœ¬æ®¿).
Do you want to see fireworks in Matsue? The Lakeside festival (æ°´éƒ·ç¥) with 10.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Shinji lake. Another fireworks is the Pouring hot water on Jizo festival (ãŠæ¹¯ã‹ã‘åœ°è”µç¥ã‚Š). Have a good view from the Shinji lake.
If you want to take a hot bath in Matsue, the spa Tamatsukuri (çŽ‰é€ æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation. The address: Tamayu-machi Tamatsukuri (çŽ‰æ¹¯ç”ºçŽ‰é€ ). Another hot spring here is Matsue Shinji-ko (æ¾æ±Ÿã—ã‚“ã˜æ¹–æ¸©æ³‰). Go to Chidori-cho (åƒé³¥ç”º) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Matsue? Izumo Soba (buckwheat noodles) (å‡ºé›²ãã°) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Shinji-ko Jicchin (The seven treasures of Shinji lake) (å®é“æ¹–ä¸ƒç).
Flowers and Foliage
The plum flowers and is the most beautiful in the Matsue castle (æ¾æ±ŸåŸŽ). The maple trees changing colour in Matsue is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Yushi garden (ç”±å¿—åœ’), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. To mention in Matsue is the Peony in flower, which you can see in Yushi garden (ç”±å¿—åœ’).