Matsue Buke Yashiki




Built in 1730, this is one of the oldest and more opulent samurai homes I've been to. For a middle class samurai, the Shiomi family had a fairly high salary of 1000 koku of rice. The residence includes a main house and a large front nagayamon gatehouse with rooms for servants. The house contains many displays of arms and household goods from the Edo Period that display the lifestyle of the samurai class.

The generic naming of this site "Buke Yashiki" by the city is unfortunate because bukeyashiki simply means "samurai residence".


Matsue Buke Yashiki Profile
English Name Matsue Buke Yashiki
Japanese Name 松江武家屋敷
Year 1730
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Registered Tangible Cultural Property
Features Gates, Garden, House
Visitor Information Open 8:30-18:30 (Apr-Sept), 8:30-17:00 (Oct-Mar); 300 yen
Location Matsue, Shimane Prefecture
Castle Matsue Castle
Coordinates 35° 28' 42.10" N, 133° 3' 2.66" E
Matsue Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits November 19, 2010
Added Jcastle 2018

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23 months ago
Score 0++
Was being renovated when I visited > <


43 months ago
Score 1++
I haven't had the chance to visit this one, because it's closed for renovations. Scheduled to reopen in August 2018.