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Bashoan Memorial Garden

Seasonal waterside scenery that Matsuo Basho loved

There is Bashoan Memorial Garden which is annex of Basho Museum along the promenade of the Sumida River. Fine-view garden is next to the Sumida River and Onagigawa River and can enjoy scenery of seasonal waterside. In the garden are a statue of Basho as an old man that begins to rotate at 5 p.m. each day, along with a bas relief of Basho’s hermitage, which enable visitors to recollect ancient times. Also, the garden is lit up until 10 p.m., and visible from the promenade along the Sumidagawa River. ※Because the garden is only open between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., it is not possible to see the statue rotating at close quarters.

Address 1-1-3, Tokiwa, Koutou-ku
TEL 03-3631-1448 (Basho Museum)
Access Toei Oedo Line, Toei Shinjuku Line "Morishita Station" Exit A1 10-minute walk

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