There are still very few places in Matsue that have internet access for tourists – here are the few that we know of.
The Shimane International Center on the 3rd floor of Town Plaza building near the prefectural office. See their website at the link below.
Getting There: Take a bus to Ken-cho mae (outside the Prefectural Office), turn left when you get off the bus, walk to the next junction and it’s in the tall building on the opposite corner.
The Tokyu Inn opposite the North Exit of Matsue Station apparently has access in the lobby.
There are 4 main hospitals in Matsue – the city hospital, Seikyo hospital and Memorial hospital all located on the south side of the city and the Red Cross hospital on the north. The nearest to the station is Seikyo hospital. There are also numerous small clinics dotted about the city. The nearest internal medicine clinic to the station is Asahi machi clinic in front of the north exit. (English spoken). Most clinics open from around 8:30 to 5:00pm.
Here is a link to the Matsue city guide to hospitals. There is a lot of info about insurance to scroll through before getting to page 9 which has a list of hospitals, clinics and languages spoken.
At the hospital you will have to pay the full cost upfront and then get your insurance co. to refund it. (Take your passport and insurance docs.)
You will need to get a prescription from a doctor to get medicine from a pharmacy, but if it’s basic medicine that you need you will find all sorts in the drug stores. There is a large store called Kokumin in the station building.
Matsue Central Post Office
Matsue Central Post Office is about a 7 minute walk from the North Exit of Matsue Station. You can buy stamps and change currency (US dollars, Euros and draw money out of the cast machines with international cards that display the main symbols (visa, mastercard, maestro etc.)
Opening Times: Weekdays 9:00am – 7:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sundays/ National Holidays 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Opening Times for ATM cash machines: Weekdays: 7:00am – 11:00pm, Saturdays: 9:00am – 9:00pm, Sundays / National Holidays: 9:00am – 7:00pm (International ATM can’t be used between January 1st- 3rd)
Directions: Get onto the main road opposite the North Exit of Matsue Station. Turn right, cross over the lights and it is ahead of you on the left.
(You can buy stamps at any post office in the city or convenience stores displaying the PO sign 〒. (Stamps are ‘kitte’ in Japanese).
You can buy bus tickets for long journeys at Ichibata Travel service which is located next to Terrsa (the big modern building on the North side of the station). It is open daily from morning to evening.
San-in Godo Bank Head Office
The main bank in the area is the San-in Godo Bank, and most of thier ATMs have English functions.
The main branch is by the lake in the building in the photo (you can’t miss it!) and while you are there you can go to the observatory deck on the top floor for great views across the city.
Here and at the San-in Godo Bank near the station you can exchange currencies (US dollars) and use some internationally issued cash cards in the ATMs.
ATM Opening Times: Main Branch: Weekdays: 8:00am – 9:00pm, Weekends, Sundays and National Holidays: 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Ekimae Branch (near the station): Weekdays: 8:45am – 7:00pm, Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays: 9:00am – 7:00pm.
To get to the Ekimae branch, get onto the main road in front of the Nort Exit to the station and turn left. It is on the corner opposite on your right.