The site of Saitoan (historical site)
The ground where Matsuo Basho started on trip of "Oku no Hosomichi"
In 1689, Basho Matsuo left from here for his Okuno Hosomichi trip. Saitoan is a second home of Basho's student, Sanpuh Sugiyama. The precise location is unknown, but it is said to be near Umibe-bashi Bridge over Sendai-borigawa River. Because of this, a statue of a traveling Basho, sitting on a narrow wooden passageway stands by the abutment of Umibe Bridge.
|Address||1-11 Fukagawa, Koto-ku (abutment of Umibe Bridge )|
|Access||Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line "Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station" Exit A3 6-minute walk|