Culture & History
A number of haiku-engraved stone slabs can be found throughout the greenery of Hikone, relics left from the Edo Period (1603-1868), featuring the haiku of such famous poets as Matsuo Basho, and his pupil Kyoriku Morikawa. Such slabs are on display at Hikone's Haiyu-kan Hall, which also holds other haiku-related exhibitions. The Haikyu-kan is located within a retro Taisho Period (1912-1926) bank building, which makes for a striking exterior. It is also the base of operations for Hikone's Volunteer Guides.
- 1-3-24 Hon-machi, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture 522-0064
- Telephone Number
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Reservations requried for large groups
- Closed on
- Tuesdays (Or the following day when Tuesday falls on a National Holidays), December 29th - January 3rd