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Home of Matsuo Basho芭蕉翁生家

Historical Monument

This is the childhood home of the great poet Matsuo Basho, who lived here until the age of 29. The grounds contain a stone slab inscribed with the haiku Basho composed when he found the umbilical cord his family had kept in this house – “Old village! / Umbilical’s tail at cry / Year’s end.” A building called the Chogetsuken in the garden behind the house is where The Seashell Game poetry anthology was compiled by Basho. The home provides visitors with a glimpse of the life Basho lived in the place here returned to on many occasions after his travels.


Mie Pref. Igashi Uenoakasakachou 304 (Iga / NabariArea)

phone 0595242711

8:30-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)

Review of Basho Birthplace

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/08/18 Old traditional Japanese style as same as MACHIYA style in Kyoto.
IF you fit on Ninja wear at Danjiri Kaikan,you will want to take a nice your photo exactly. I recommend to here.
this house walk mints from Danjiri Kaikan.
Entrance fee 300 yen,you can not get on...
Reviewed:2013/10/23 Very interesting place
I'm not a great fan of Basho and haiku in general, so for me it was rather interesting to see an early Edo period house. The keeper happened to be quite knowledgeable about Basho's life but you need...
Reviewed:2018/05/17 わかりやすい場所

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Mie Pref. Igashi Uenoakasakachou 304 [ map ]
Iga / NabariArea
8:30-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
New Year's Holiday
Admission fee Adults 300 yen, High, Medium/Elementary School Students 100 yen

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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