Basho Memorial Museum 芭蕉翁記念館

See a collection of scrolls and maps from Matsuo Basho’s writing and travels.

The Basho Memorial Museum is located in Ueno Park near Ueno Castle in Iga City. It may be small in size, but it contains an impressive collection of scrolls of poems written by one of the most celebrated poets in Japanese history, Matsuo Basho. The writer was born in Iga City and he is celebrated as a master of haiku poetry. Much of Basho’s writings were inspired by his travels around Japan in the 17th century and the museum also displays many maps that show the routes he took on his travels. As you browse the collection, you will see the Japan of Basho’s time represented beautifully in the writer’s work.
Visit the museum today and see why Basho’s work and legacy continues to garner such deep respect.
Address
〒518-0873 伊賀市上野丸之内117-13(上野公園内)
Phone
0595-21-2219
Official website
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Business hours
8:30-16:30
Price
¥300 for adults
¥100 for students
Access by public transportation
About 5 minutes on foot from Uenoshi Station(Iga Railway)
〈Access to “Uenoshi” Station〉
[From Osaka] About 2 hours by JR Railway.
[From Nagoya] About 2 hours by JR Railway.

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