Basho Museum
Koto-ku: Museum
Basho Museum: Koto-ku
Koto-ku / Museum
Open 9:30am-5pm (enter by 4:30pm). Closed Mondays.
Admission Y100
Average visit time: 5-10 minutes

Located on the banks of the Sumida River, this tiny museum is dedicated to the life and works of the poet Matsuo Basho, who elevated the haiku form to a major literary genre. Basho lived in a thatched cottage somewhere in the nearby area from 1680 (although perhaps not at this exact spot), and it was there that he wrote most of his travel journals.

In addition to the main building there's also an outdoor mini-park with a statue of Basho and a fish pond, located along the river about 300 meters south.

Koto-ku, Tokiwa 1-6-3.
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