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Updated: April 2, 2018

Basho Museum 江東区芭蕉記念館

1-6-3 Tokiwa Koto-ku 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 Sta. | Exit A1 | 7 mins on foot
    Toei Shinjuku Line | Oedo Line



Opening Hours

  • 9:30–17:00 Mon–Sun
    Close : 2nd and 4th Mon (If these days are public holidays, the next day is closed.)
  • Last admission: 16:30

Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan |

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