Located within the grounds of Chikatsuo Shrine, this is the location of the thatched hut in which the poet Matsuo Basho lived for four months during the Genroku Era (1688-1704).
Basho’s time here was recorded in his famous “Genju-an Diary.”
A monument and a stone engraved with a haiku were erected on the grounds of Chikatsuo Shrine, but the area surrounding them was renovated in 1991.
|Address||2 Kokubu, Otsu City|
30 min walk from Keihan Ishiyama-dera Station, or by bus to "Genju-an" bus stop
10 min from the Meishin Expressway Seta-Nishi, Higashi Interchange
|Parking||10 cars, 3 large vehicles|
|Business Hours||9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays (The following day when Monday is a holiday), New Years