It was remodeled from the former Matsue Branch of Bank of Japan, and opened in 2000.
It has a magnificent Western style outlook.
A large door to the basement vault, the fireplace of the chief manager's office, and other items still remain unchanged.
While being nostalgic, it also makes a modern impression.
It's a complex facility featuring souvenir shops, restaurants, cafés, and manufacturing experience facilities.
You can enjoy Matsue tastes such as rental kimono and wagashi making experiences.
Barrier free facilities like ramps, elevators and accessible bathrooms are installed.
Open throughout the year (except December 30 - January 1) *Some studios have regular holidays.
Transportation, closest station, bus stop
From Matsue Station, 8 minutes by bus (get off at the Kyobashi bus stop).
Some buses (to Kawatsu and Jusan Center) are low floor.
For more information on transportation, contact the Matsue City Traffic Office.
Matsue City Traffic Office: 0852-60-1111 From Horikawa Yūran Kuroda boarding point to Karakoro Place boarding point, it takes about 20 minutes by boat.
From Karakoro Place boarding point, 3 minutes on foot.
From Matsue Castle, 7 minutes on foot.
The Lake Line Bus has a Karakoro Kōbō Mae bus stop. (Approximately one of three buses is low floor.)
Bumps at the entrance
116cm(45.6in).( Entrance width from the patio 146cm,57.4in)
Bathroom entrance width
Accessible parking space
Display items with multilingual explanation
Staff fluent in foreign languages
Audio (English) guidance
Accessible parking space
Ramp view to the entrance
View of the entrance. Automatic door.
lending of wheelchairs and baby carriages available
Central area of the building
Shop for magatama jewel making experience available
View of magatama jewel making experience. The shop staff gives explanation and support.
View of magatama jewel making experience 2
Magatama jewel decorated with string and beads
View of incense making experience. Entrance width 140 cm(55.1in). No bumps.
View of incense making experience. The shop staff gives explanation and support.
Multipurpose bathroom. Equipped with automatic open and close device
Inside the elevator
Aisle of the 2nd floor of Karako kōbō. Wide enough for a wheelchair
A wheelchair user (powered) / Male
It’s a tourist facility that can accommodate even wheelchair users without major problems. There are two accessible bathrooms installed. Some parts are narrow but basically there are no problems moving around.