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Hearn Memorial Hall

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Fascinating insight

The exhibits here tell the story of a very interesting figure, whom I knew nothing about... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Alison W
Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom

Was surprised to become so interested in someone I admit I had never heard of before - a very... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Perth, Australia
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322 Okudanicho, Matsue 690-0872, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The exhibits here tell the story of a very interesting figure, whom I knew nothing about previously. A penniless near orphan who visited places in the world a great distance form wher he was born and brought up and who developed a fierce passion for...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Was surprised to become so interested in someone I admit I had never heard of before - a very interesting story and good displays told his story well. It was a stop on cruise excursion that covered a lot of places, don't need much time...More

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Reviewed 2 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.

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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 Alan W
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 26 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

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