Yamadera Basho Museum

Memorial Hall
This is a memorial museum for Matsuo Basho, the renowned haiku poet, located along Prefectural Route 19 in Yamadera, Yamagata City. The museum host various events such as haiku contests along with the permanent exhibit displaying drafts written in Basho's own hand, letters, and other archival materials pertaining to his life, as well as a theater corner documenting his life. The museum has tatami mat training rooms and tea rooms available for seminars or tea ceremonies and other traditional cultural art events.

Spot details

Address
Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera Minamiin 4223
Phone
0236952221
Hours
9:00-16:30
[Training room] 9:00-21:00
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults400yen, Free for elementary, junior high and high school students
Parking Lot
Available(40spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Great---If One Likes Haiku
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.05.09
    Basho is considered one of the best, if not the best, Haiku poet. If one is really, really interested in this art form, this museum is well worth a visit. If Haiku is not your thing, visiting the...
  • Nice side trip
    4.0 Reviewed:2015.10.22
    The gardens around the memorial hall complements the trip to yamadera. You could get a great view of the temple from the gardens, very scenic on an autumn foliage.
  • Lots of steps, but worth the climb.
    5.0 Reviewed:2015.07.08
    Loved this- easy to get to from Yamagata and well worth a few hours. Very quiet the day we went and glorious weather so we had great views. Not much in the village, and half of it was closed. We...

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