The founder of Matsue, Lord Horio Yoshiharu, built the castle in 5 years from the twelfth year of the Keicho era to the sixteenth year of the Keicho era.
It is also called "Chidori Castle" because the roof of the hip-and-gable roof that looks like a chidori spreading its wings is magnificent.
You can see the town of Matsue 360 degrees from the castle tower.
It was designated as a national treasure in July 2015.
◆ Time allowed to enter the castle tower
[April 1-September 30] 8：30～18：30 (reception desks open until 18：00)
[October 1 to March 31] 8：30～17：00 (Reception for cabinet members is until 16：30)
10 minutes by Lake Line Bus from JR Matsue Station, get off at National Treasure Matsue Castle (Ote-mae)