Are you looking for something unique and authentic of your trip in Japan?
Even Japanese tourists familier with Japanese culture are fascinated by
the special astmosphare in Matsue City, Shimane prefecture where is rich
in history, but neverthless not spoiled by the pompous commercialization.
The Izumo area of Shimane Prefecture is home to myths and legends in Japan, which once mesmerized the Irish Writer Lafcadio Hearn. He was the first Westener to get Japanese citizenship and wrote his book "Kwaidan," Ghost Stories according to the narrative by his wife grown up in Matsue.
Still having the remnant of Edo era, Matsue is a small city but the best place to enjoy real Japanese culture in your short visit.
Shimane faces the Sea of Japan to the north and shares borders with Hiroshima Prefecture to the South. It takes about two and a half hour drive to Matsue from Hiroshima city. There are several flights from Tokyo and Osaka every day. You can also take a sleeping car from Tokyo.
194 Higashi Asahi,
Matsue, Shimane JAPAN 690-0001
TEL.0852-61-1081 (From Outside Japan:81-852-61-1081)
FAX.0852-61-1091 (From Outside Japan:81-852-61-1091)
Please leave message by mail or fax.
Phone is only available in time off during the GMT 1:00AM to 1:00PM Monday through Friday.