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Hearn Memorial Hall

322 Okudanicho, Matsue 690-0872, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-21-2147
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Great Memorial Museum on Hearn

This is a truly amazing Museum on a man I must admit I had not heard of before. The story of Hearn... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Grant T
Melbourne, Australia
Great for Hearn Fans!

Lots of interesting Hearn artifacts and history. If you're a Hearn fan, this is not to be missed... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
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322 Okudanicho, Matsue 690-0872, Shimane Prefecture
+81 852-21-2147
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a truly amazing Museum on a man I must admit I had not heard of before. The story of Hearn is interesting given his importance in Japanese culture, especially when you not that he was not here for a great deal of time,...More

Thank Grant T
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Lots of interesting Hearn artifacts and history. If you're a Hearn fan, this is not to be missed. Lots of photos, historical writings, books, etc. on display. We'll worth a visit if you're in Matsue.

Thank AirsDream
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Never heard of Locadio Hearn before we've decided to visit wonderful Matsue and this place tells all about him. This and his former residence (with a nice garden) offer lots of info about the man who decided to put Matsue on the map by carefully...More

Thank PVR2
Reviewed 18 November 2016

museum offers homage to one of the area:s great writers. while worth a visit on the same route as the castle, art museum , shrines, and lake, the stop merits about 20 minutes, enough time to catch the next bus. 500 yen buys an all-day...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We knew nothing about Lafcadio Hearn before visiting this super museum and felt we learnt a lot. He certainly led a very unusual and interesting life. The display panels are all brand new, beautifully designed and very informative. Whoever wrote the English text had an...More

Thank HattieWeymouth
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Museum has just re-opened during summer 2016 after its renovation and expansion. Before entering we were totally ignorant about his writings. The 3 exhibition halls on the ground floor, especially the first one, are so informative in Japanese and in English that we started to...More

Thank stism
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum is located right next to his former residence in Matsue's samurai residence district. It's about 15 minutes on foot from the entrance of Matsue Castle. The area is lined up with pine trees along the northern moat of the castle. Pretty...More

Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you remember Lafcadio Hearn mentioned on that James Bond, you gotta visit here. For others, it is still nice spot - giving perspective to old days, when Japan was not known in Europe, but gave impressions more and more to paintings and also other...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 22 November 2015

As a British person living in Japan 45 years ago, Lafcadio Hearn was one of those semi-mythical figures you felt you knew, and yet didn’t really know at all. I never got to visit Matsue to see his most famous dwelling until a recent return...More

2  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I found the images and the first edition books quite moving and was a little proud that this gentle |Irishman (well half Irish) found home and high respect in such a distant land and culture. Best to go straight to the house and garden, and...More

Thank ACOX_13
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