The birth house of Basho

Travel Information


The birth house of Basho (芭蕉翁生家) is located in Iga, Mie prefecture. Basho is known as the Haiku Master.
He was born in this house in 1644. He traveled all over Japan and wrote many beautiful poems.
The structures are the same as when he was growing up.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Admission: 300yen for Adult. 100 yen for Students.
Time: 08:30 to 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Closed: From Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

0. Uenoshi Station.
1. walk east 15 min.

Featured in

The Place of Memories Please watch our movie.

MLJ Online Shop

横浜映画クラブ 映画好き集まれ!

Detailed Travel Guide

The birth house of Basho

Matsuo Basho was born in Iga in 1644. This house remains the structure of the old time when Basho was growning up. It is very typical Nagaya style house.
There is a tea house called Chougetsuken where Basho wrote his first Haiku book. Whenever, he returned to Iga, he always stayed at this tea house.