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Spring water at Sekiguchi's Basho-an

Spring water that Haiku poet master Matsuo Basho may have wet his mouth with

One of hermitages which famous Haiku poet writer Matsuo Basho is said to spend 3 years in Edo-ra is located today in Sekiguchi, Bunkyo ward. One can find the spring water flows out of backyard ravine.
The hermitage was lost due to fire, and current structure was built after World War II. However, it still attracts many visitors who come to see the rustic garden with trees, flowers, Haiku monuments, and the spring water.
Even though the spring water flow is small in volume, the cleanness of it makes some people taste the water.
One of the Haiku monuments in the garden has the famous one is carved - "An old pond, a frog jumps in - The sounds of water"

Location: 2-11-3 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Transportation: 15 minutes walk from "Edobashi" station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
Contact: Sekiguchi Basho-an 81-(0)3-3941-1145

Scenery adjacent to the hemitage

The spring water quietly drops in the garden