Shigitatsuan is one of three major Haiku Dojo in Japan (Rakushisya in Kyoto and Mumyoan in Shiga). This place has a great scenery called Shigitatsu Riverside.
Shigitatsu Riverside appears in the poem of Priest Saigyo who is the famous poet in Heian period.
In 1664, Sousetsu posted a stone at this place and brought 5 buddhist statues.
Current Tea House was constructed in 1765. There are other small temples. It is a very spiritual place to wrote a poem.