Ark Hotel

Address: 1-73 Higashihonmachi, Matsue, Shimane, Chugoku, 690-0842, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 1-73 Higashihonmachi, Matsue, is near Matsue Castle, Shimane Art Museum, Buke Yashiki, and Hearn Memorial Hall.
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Travel Blogs from Matsue

Arrival in Matsue and back on the map

A travel blog entry by chrismcg on May 06, 2015

4 comments, 21 photos

... the castle moat. This is the area where middle-ranking samurai families lived and the original houses in this area have been preserved. the samurai house we visited was built over 270 years ago. The house displays many historical artefacts such as clothing and swords, furniture and domestic items. The elegance of the entrance and guestroom, contrasts with the minimalist simplicity of the living quarters, highlighting the distinction the samurai made ...

Once again we land on our feet!

A travel blog entry by chrismcg on May 04, 2015

2 comments, 42 photos

... Japan gather at Izumo Taisha to hold meetings. Within the Shrine complex, there are two long shrine buildings, called Jukusha, located either side of the Main Hall, which act as the lodgings for the gods during the time of meeting. The doors which are normally shut, are open during the seven days of the Kami Ari Sai, (meeting of the gods) in October.

The sacred Shinto straw rope (Shimenawa) which hangs in front of the Sacred ...

Rainy chillout n the city

A travel blog entry by cj_travels on Mar 27, 2013

18 photos

... one of the biggest in Japan. You need to take your shoes off when exploring the wooden interiors of the castle and the exhibition halls.
We have strolled down the castle grounds, with cherry trees in bloom, walk around the samurai district and various shrines, temples and tea houses. We tried the local Izumo soba (buckwheat noodle) with spring onion, sea weed and some sauce with delicious duck soup and green tea - we have ate it in a ...

School visit

A travel blog entry by oflc_japan on Apr 13, 2012

3 comments, 5 photos

Today was our day at Kashima Junior High School. Tayla, Devon and Ethan all turned up with smiles on their faces, so that is always a good sign! kashima JHS is a small middle school with only 160 students. The school, however, is pretty big. It is three stores with a huge gymnasium, library, martial arts area and even a sumo ring! First thing we went to the school assembly and watched the ...

A Day in Matsue

A travel blog entry by oflc_japan on Apr 12, 2012

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This morning after a quick trip to the post office to stock up on some money we caught the Lakeline bus to the castle. The bus was a very cute old fashioned tram. The castle was incredible. We were so lucky to get there with the cherry blossoms in full bloom and a lovely warm sunny day. We even luckily saw a ninja there and had some photos taken. Saw another two weddings there too, people must love the photo ops with ...

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