The statue of Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉像

A statue of Basho proudly shows that Iga City is the birthplace of the haiku master.

Matsuo Basho is a celebrated poet and artist from Iga City. Throughout Japan he is well-known and respected for his writing skills and development of the haiku style. He also represents the spirit of travel and journeys of self-discovery.
When visitors to Iga City exit the train station, a statue of Basho awaits them as an introduction to the rich history of the area. Basho’s writing and life story have long been an inspiration to the Japanese and foreign visitors will find him to be someone worth learning more about.
Start your visit to Iga City by greeting the great writer and follow in his steps on your own journey into the history of Japanese culture. After exploring all that Iga City has to offer you can also say farewell or, if you prefer, see you again to Basho before boarding a train to your next destination.
Address
伊賀市上野市駅前芭蕉像:上野丸之内
伊賀支所前芭蕉像:下柘植728
Access by public transportation
1 minute 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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