This thatched hut was where Kyorai Mukai, a pupil of the haiku master Basho Matsuo, spent the later years of his life. It has a thatched roof and a solemn air about it that’s fitting for a haiku poet. Traditional haiku require certain seasonal words, and the 100-some species of trees in the garden provide inspiration for them. The garden features stone slabs with Kyorai and Basho’s haiku engraved on them. The location is famous as the site where Basho wrote his famous “Saga Nikki”.

Location Information

  • Address

    20, Sagaogurayamahinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8391

  • Nearest Station
    Torokkoarashiyama Station
    ・ Sagano Sight-seeing Tram
    6 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    *Open from 10:00 to 16:00 in January, February
  • Closed
    *We are closed from December 31 to January 1
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