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Updated: October 1, 2019

Basho Museum 江東区芭蕉記念館

1-6-3 Tokiwa, Koto City, Tokyo

Follow the footsteps of literary giant Basho

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is hailed as a luminary of Japanese haiku, which follows a five-seven-five syllable format. His simple yet evocative poetry is known throughout Japan and the world, and often depicts scenes of Japan's landscapes and nature.

Learn about Basho's works and the major Japanese literary artform at the Basho Museum, a commemorative space built in the poet's honor in Koto City. The gallery stands on a possible site where Basho once lived and wrote most of his travel journals.

The displays, which are mostly in Japanese, include memorabilia related to Basho's life as well as exhibits of haiku literature.

How to Get There

  • Morishita StationToei Shinjuku LineOedo LineExit A17 min on foot



Opening Hours

  • 9:30-17:00

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: If a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.
    *Note: closed second and fourth Mondays of the month.


General admission: 200 yen


Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • Multi-purpose toiletWheelchair loan

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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