Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Matsue City

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The design on the main manhole design in Matsue City is a view of Shiomi Nawate Street which runs along the moat to the north of Matsue Castle.

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This was one of the areas around the castle where samurai lived, and it is now one of the most popular tourist sites in the city.

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There are some shops and a restaurant or two....

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And an old samurai house, complete with mannequins, that is open to the public...

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Lafcadio Hearns former residence is also here and open to the public, as well as a small museum on him.

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