Matsue Castle (松江城, Matsuejō) is one of only a dozen original castles in Japan, meaning that its main tower has survived to this day through fires, earthquakes and the anti-feudal demolitions of the Meiji Period. It is sometimes called the "black castle" after its darkly-colored, austere exterior.
Matsue Castle was completed in 1611, a few years after the last decisive battle of feudal Japan. In 1638, the fief and castle were reassigned to a branch of the Matsudaira clan, relatives of the ruling Tokugawa.
Visitors can also enjoy a river boat cruise around the castle moat. wa.
The Adachi Museum of Art is a renowned cultural institution in Japan, located in the city of Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture. The museum showcases a collection of modern Japanese paintings, ceramics, and sculptures, as well as a stunning garden that has been ranked as the best in Japan for 18 consecutive years by the Journal of Japanese Gardening. The museum was founded in 1970 by Adachi Zenko, a self-made businessman who devoted his fortune and passion to preserving and promoting the beauty of Japanese art and nature. The museum aims to create a harmonious and immersive experience
Mizuki Shigeru Road is a street in Sakaiminato, Japan, that is dedicated to the manga artist and historian Mizuki Shigeru. The street features more than 150 bronze statues of the characters from his works, such as GeGeGe no Kitaro, Akuma-kun, and Kappa no Sanpei. The street also has a museum, a library, and several shops that sell Mizuki-related merchandise. Mizuki Shigeru Road is a popular tourist attraction for fans of his manga and folklore.
*Departure times may vary.
09:00: Matsue-jo Castle
11:00: Adachi Museum of Art.
14:00: Walk the Mizuki Shigeru Road
16:00: Return to the ship.