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Basho Memorial Museum芭蕉翁記念館

Memorial Hall

This memorial museum in Ueno Park in Iga City is dedicated to the famous poet, Matsuo Basho. With financial aid from Kanbe Mannosuke the museum was opened in 1959. On display in the museum you'll find writings and poems in Basho's own handwriting including his will as well as source materials relating to Japanese renga and haikai poetry. There is also a light up bulletin board that shows the routes of Basho's five journeys. Special exhibitions are held four times a year.

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place Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 117-13
phone 0595212219

Review of Basho Memorial Museum

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Reviewed:2017/11/30 What a disappointment
Basho is famous. Also outside of Japan, but those people who are running the museum could not care less. Basho deserved better treatment. Almost nothing in a foreign language!
Reviewed:2017/08/10 Very small
Unless you are a die hard Matsuo Basho fan, I think this museum can be skipped. The small amount of scrolls & writings were beautiful but limited. When we were there, it was showing some of his...
Reviewed:2016/03/23 Depressingly neglected
Iga Ueno is famous for two things, really:Basho and the Iga-ryu ninja. Unfortunately, nobody seems to care much about Basho here, although he basically created haiku as we know it.

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Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 117-13 [map]



8:30-17:00 (until 16:30)
At the time of display change, at the time of book fumigation, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] Adults 300yen, Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High School 100yen
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu

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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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