Three facilities associated with Basho

Basho Memorial Museum

Basho Memorial Museum

Basho Memorial Museum   Basho Memorial Museum

As a tribute to Basho this museum was built in 1959 with funds donated by Kanbe Mannosuke. Its Basho Library preserves Basho’s own writings as well as many documents representing pre-modern renga and haikai literature, which are on display. >> MAP

Admission Adults: 300 yen (group: 200 yen)
Elementary, junior high and high school students: 100 yen (group: 60 yen * chaperons go free)
* Group rates apply to groups of 20 or more people.
Common ticket (Basho Memorial Museum, Basho’s Birth House, Minomushian ): 750 yen
Preschool children: free
Visitors with certificate of disability: free
Hours 8:30 am-5 pm * Last admission 4:30 pm
Closed Year-end and New Year holidays
May occasionally close temporarily to replace exhibits
Tel +81 (0595) 21-2219
Fax +81 (0595) 22-9619
Official website http://www.basho-bp.jp/

Basho’s birth house

BASYO-O SEIKA

This house where Basho was born is at the entrance to the northeastern part of Iga Castle Town.
At that time, it was in Akasaka-cho, where Machiya, lower-class samurai residences, and farmers coexist.
Basho’s father, Matsuo Yozaemon, moved from Tsuge in Iga, and his older brother, Hanzaemon, inherited it, and the Matsuo family lived until late 1800s .
The current house is presumed to be from mid 1800s, not from Matsuo’s house at that time.
Since it was designated as a historic site in Iga City in 1955, it has been open to the public while undergoing several repairs. However, due to tilting, rain leaks, and ensuring earthquake resistance, this house was closed from 2018 and undergone a major renovation by Iga City.
This renovation has been devised so that you can view (use) it safely while preserving the atmosphere of the past and the appearance of a machiya .
Please use this facility not only for viewing, but also for haiku parties, etc. by going up to the tatami room as if you were Basho’s family. >> MAP

Admission Adults: 300 yen (group: 200 yen)
Elementary, junior high and high school students: 100 yen (group: 60 yen * chaperons go free)
* Group rates apply to groups of 20 or more people.
Common ticket (Basho Memorial Museum, Basho’s Birth House, Minomushian ): 750 yen
Preschool children: free
Visitors with certificate of disability: free
Hours 8:30 am-5 pm * Last admission 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesday(The next weekday if it is a Japanese holiday),Year-end and New Year holidays
Tel・Fax +81 (0595) 24-2711

MINOMUSHIAN

MINOMUSHIAN

This is one of Basho’s five hermitages, the other four being Mumyoan, Sairokuan, Torokuan, and Hyochikuan. Only Minomushian remains today. It originally belonged to Hattori Doho, one of Basho’s disciples. To commemorate the completion of the hermitage in March 1688, Basho wrote a verse: “minomushi no ne wo kikini koyo kusa no io(come and listen to the sound of bagworms thatched hermitage)”.
The name of the hermitage was thereby taken from the verse. At this hermitage Doho compiled Basho’s sayings and produced Sanzoshi (Three Color Notebooks). >> MAP

Admission Adults: 300 yen (group: 200 yen)
Elementary, junior high and high school students: 100 yen (group: 60 yen * chaperons go free)
* Group rates apply to groups of 20 or more people.
Common ticket (Basho Memorial Museum, Basho’s Birth House, Minomushian ): 750 yen
Preschool children: free
Visitors with certificate of disability: free
Hours 8:30 am-5 pm * Last admission 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesday(The next weekday if it is a Japanese holiday),Year-end and New Year holidays
Tel・Fax +81 (0595) 23-8921