Discounts for international visitors

Matsue and its surroundings offer generous discounts to international visitors in several sightseeing facilities. You just have to present a valid non-Japanese passport or International Residence Card at the counter. Here is the list, with the business hours.

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Matsue Castle
Adult: ¥560 (50% OFF) →¥280
Child: ¥280 →¥140
Open 7 days a week
Entry to the Castle Tower:
Apr.-Sept. 8:30am – 6:30pm
Oct.-Mar. 8:30 – 5pm
Last admission 30min before closing.


Horikawa Cruise

Adult: ¥1230 (50% OFF) →¥820
Child: ¥610 →¥300
Open 7 days a week. Ticket can be used all day long. Leaves every 15 min.
March – June : 9am – 5pm
July– August: 9am – 6pm
September 1st – October 10th : 9am – 5pm
October 11th – February: 9am – 4pm


Matsue History MuseumMatsue History Museum and Horikawa Sightseeing Boat - Matsue, Shimane, Japan
Adult: ¥510 (50% OFF) →¥250
Child: ¥250 →¥120
Closed the 3rd Thursday of every month or the day after if it is a national holiday.
April – September, 8:30am – 6pm
October – Mars, 8:30am – 5pm
Last admission 20 min before closing.


Horan-enya  Memorial HallMatsue Horan-enya Boat Festival
¥200¥ (50% OFF) →¥100
Free admission if you purchase a ticket to Matsue History Museum. Closed the 3rd Thursday of every month.
April – September, 8:30am – 6:30pm
October – March, 8h30am – 5pm
Last admission 20 min before closing.


Samurai Residence (Buke Yashiki)Shiomi Nawate Street, Samurai House, Lafcadio Hearn - Matsue, Japan

Adult: ¥300¥ (50% OFF) →¥150
Child: ¥150¥ →¥80
Open 7 days a week
April – September, 8:30am – 6:30pm
October – March, 8:30am – 5pm
Last admission 20 min before closing.


Lafcadio Hearn Former ResidenceLafcadio Hearn's Former Residence - Matsue, Japan

Adult: ¥300¥ (50% OFF) →¥150
Child: ¥150¥ →¥80
Open 7 days a week
April – September, 8:30am – 6:30pm (reception until 18:10)
October – March, 8:30am – 5pm (reception until 18:40)


Lafcadio Hearn Memorial MuseumAncienne Résidence de Lafcadio Hearn à Matsue, Shimane, Japon

Adult: ¥300¥ (50% OFF) →¥150
Child: ¥150¥ →¥80
Open 7 days a week
April – September, 8:30am – 6:30pm (reception until 18:10)
October – March, 8:30am – 5pm (reception until 18:40)


Meimei-an Tea House

Adult: ¥410¥ (50% OFF) →¥200
Child: ¥200¥ →¥100
Open 7 days a week
April – September, 8:30am – 6:30pm (reception until 18:10)
October – March, 8:30am – 5pm (reception until 18:40)


Gessho-ji Temple    Gessho-ji Temple, Hydrangea, Matsue City, Shimane, Japan - 松江市月照寺

¥500¥ (50% OFF) →¥250

Open 7 days a week

April – October, 8:30am – 5:30pm
October – March, 8:30am – 5pm


Shimane Art Museum

Adult (Permanent Collecn): ¥300¥ →¥150
Adult (Special Exhibition): ¥1000¥ →¥500
Adult (Combination Ticket ): ¥1150 →¥600
Child(Permanent Collection): free
Child(Special Exhibition): ¥300¥ →¥150
Closed every Tuesday (except national hol.)
October – February, 10am – 6:30pm
Mach – September, from 10:00 and until 30 minutes after sunset.


Lake Shinji Cruise

¥1450 (33% OFF) →¥1000
Open 7 days a week
6~7 Cruises daily. Leaves pier #1 at 9:30 / 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:30 / 17:00 (Apr1~Sept4 only) / and Sunset Cruise
(see Sunset Cruise timetable in Japanese).


Yuushien Japanese GardenYuushien Japanese Garden (Matsue City) - Tearoom

¥800 (50% OFF) →¥400

Open 7 days a week

Mach – October, 8:30am – 5pm
November – February, 8:30am – 5:30pm


Matsue Vogel Park    Matsue Vogel Park Japanese Girls Big Flower Heart

Adult: ¥1540 (33% OFF) →¥1080
Child: ¥770 (33% OFF) →¥540
Open 7 days a week
April – September, 9am – 5:30pm
October – March, 9am – 5pm
Last admission 45 min before closing.


Around Matsue

Adachi Art Museum

Adult: ¥2300 (50% OFF) →¥1150
Child: ¥500 →¥250
Open 7 days a week
April – September : 9am – 5:30pm
October – March: 9am – 5pm

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