An old building preserved in a nice comdition is changed as a museum for Japanese poet Matsuo Basho.

Basho no Yakata

Located in three-minutes walk from the public bathhouse
1)Located in three-minutes walk from the public bathhouse
2)A quiet Japanese room, and Japanese garden
3)This well-preserved building originally had operated as a Japanese ryokan

Dedicated to the Most Famous Haiku Poet

Three minutes on foot from the centre of Yamanaka Onsen, this quiet facility celebrates the brief visit of MATSUO Basho (1644-1694), the most famous of all haiku poets of the Edo era (1603-1868). Basho was not only a renowned haiku master, but also the writer of ‘Oku no Hosomichi’ (The Narrow Road to the Deep North), a travel diary considered to be one of the major texts of Japanese literature. He stopped by Yamanaka Onsen during his journey to the north and composed a number of haiku evincing his deep love for this hot spring town. This splendid mansion, featuring two floors with a spacious, lavish interior, displays old books and Yamanaka lacquerware. Visitors can enjoy a cup of tea, and take a break while admiring the exquisite garden onsite.


Basho no Yakata

Open: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry, 16:30)
Closed: Wednesdays (open Dec.29 - Jan. 3 and if Wednesday is a national holiday)
Entrance fee: Adults ¥300; high school students and younger, free
Closed: Wednesdays
Access: 30 minutes from JR Kaga Onsen Station by local bus. Get off at ‘Yamanaka Onsen Bus Terminal’, 7 minutes on foot.
Tel: 0761-78-1720
Address: 2-86-1 Honmachi, Yamanaka Onsen , Kaga, 922-0115 Ishikawa