A Tribute to Matsuo Basho
Born in Iga, Matsuo Basho was a famous traveler and poet. Built around 80 years ago, in honor of the 300th anniversary of his birth, the Haisenden is a beautiful tribute to his memory. The circular roof is called the "traveler's umbrella" and the rest of the building is said to resemble his face and clothes. It's a fantastic example of traditional Japanese architecture built in the modern era.
|Address||122-1 Uenomarunouchi, Iga, Mie Prefecture 518-0873|
Kintetsu Nagoya Limited Express (platform 4 or 5) from Nagoya to Ise Nakagawa (1h) Kintetsu Osaka Limited Express (platform 5) Ise Nakagawa to Isekanbe (20m) Igatetsudo Iga Line (platform 5) Isekanbe to Ueno (20m) Walk north (5m)
|Wi-Fi||Available at Igaryu Ninja Museum and its neighbors|
|Credit card payment||None|
|Average visit length||About 30 minutes|
|Websites||Official Site (ENG)http://www.iga-travel.jp/?page_id=12|