sights / Architecture

Rakushisha information

Kyoto , Japan
20 Himyōjin-chō, Sagaogurayama
Getting there
Bus: Kyoto City Bus No 28 from Kyoto Station to the Arashiyama-Tenryuji-mae stop
admission ¥200
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mar-Dec, 10am-4pm Jan & Feb
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This building was the hut of Mukai Kyorai, the best-known disciple of the illustrious haiku poet Bashō. Legend holds that Kyorai dubbed the house Rakushisha (literally ‘House of the Fallen Persimmons’) after he woke one morning following a fierce storm to find the persimmons he had planned to sell were all fallen from the trees in the garden and scattered on the ground.