The canal surrounding the Matsue Castle was created together with the castle. The boat slowly cruises the canal in approximately 50minutes. Enjoy views of Matsue city’s old town, and the seasonal plants and birds along the waterway.
One of the twelve existing castle keeps in the country. It has the second largest keep, in terms of area, the third tallest in height at about 30m, and is the fifth oldest. It received its designation as a national treasure in 1935, but was renamed as an important cultural asset in 1950, in accordance with the passing of the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. Finally on July 8th, 2015, it was re-designated as a national treasure. Matsue Castle Park was selected as one of Japan’ s top 100 cherry blossom viewing sites, and in the spring, nearly 200 cherry blossom trees bloom, including the Someiyoshino, Yaezakura, and Shidarezakura varieties.
National Treasure Matsuejo Castle