Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum

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Lafcadio Hearn Museum (Photo: Lafcadio Hearn Museum – 663highland / CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum is dedicated to the British explorer who came to Japan in the 1800s. The museum opened in 1934, 30 years after Hearn's death, and renovated and expanded in 2016. Hearn was naturalized as a Japanese citizen after becoming Koizumi Setsu in 1896 , the daughter of a Matsue samurai.



322 Okudanicho, Matsue, Shimane 690-0872 (Directions)


8:30 - 18:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 18:30
Thursday 8:30 - 18:30
Friday 8:30 - 18:30
Saturday 8:30 - 18:30
Sunday 8:30 - 18:30
Holidays 8:30 - 18:30

Phone Number

+81 852-21-2147


General Amenities

  • Shops
  • Restroom
  • Information Counter


From JR Matsue Station:

Lakeline Bus approx. 16 min. Get off at “Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum”.

Matsue City Bus approx. 18 min. Get off at “Shiominawate”, 6 minute walk.

Ichibata Bus approx. 20 min. Get off at “Shiominawate Iriguchi”, 1 minute walk.

20-minute walk from Ichibata Electric Railways Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station

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