Matsue as a Touristic Site

Matsue is a cradle land of ancient mythology as well as an attractive cultural city that has Japanese rich history.
Matsue is well known as “a city of water” because it is located between the Sea of Japan and two lakes, Lake Shinji and Nakaumi. The conference participants can enjoy the spectacular sunset view of the lake. Surrounded by beautiful nature, Matsue has a castle built in 1611 during Edo Period. The Matsue Castle has been the city’s symbol, and become a national treasure. Near Lake Shinji, there is one of the most important and ancient Shinto shrines, Izumo Taisha, where Shinto deities gather for a meeting once a year. In addition to that, this region is the birthplace of Japanese Mythology. In addition, Matsue’s warm and welcoming locals make tourists feel like they are part of the community, enhancing the overall travel experience.

Matsue’s typical attractiveness

  • Nestled along the serene shores of Lake Shinji, Matsue’s picturesque landscape enchants overseas visitors with its tranquility and natural beauty.
  • Matsue Castle, often referred to as the “Black Castle,” stands as a magnificent symbol of Japanese history and architecture, drawing tourists from around the world.
  • Exploring Matsue’s well-preserved samurai district allows travelers to step back in time and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Japan.
  • Matsue is renowned for its delightful local cuisine, including Izumo soba noodles and fresh seafood, making it a paradise for food-loving tourists.

Tourist spots around Matsue

  • The Adachi Museum of Art’s meticulously manicured gardens have been consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the world, making it a must-visit attraction for art and nature enthusiasts.
  • For those seeking a spiritual journey, the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, a short trip from Matsue, offers a glimpse into Japan’s ancient Shinto traditions.

We are planning to set up the following two sightseeing tours on December 9th.

  1. Izumo Taisha course
  • 8:30 Depart from Kunibiki Messe
  • 13:20 Arrival at Izumo Airport
  • 14:00 Arrive at Izumoshi Station
  1. Adachi Museum of Art course
Prices and other details will be posted as soon as they are decided.

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