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Kumamoto, 20 Jul.

Reigan-do Cave

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At Reigan-do Cave, renowned samurai Miyamoto Musashi’s famous book, The Book of Five Rings, was written. It is also said to be where he is buried, making this a go-to spot for samurai culture buffs. You will find a gong and Toryo writings carved on the inside of the cave walls, and the wooden sword Musashi used to fight against another prominent sword master, Sasaki Kojiro, has been kept at the neighboring Reiganzenji Temple as well.

Kumamoto Nagomi Tourism Site

Tokyo (Narita) to Reigan-do Cave, Kumamoto

  1. Narita Airport

    1 h 55 min

    From 6,000 yen

  2. Aso Kumamoto Airport

    • Bus

    1h

    800 yen

  3. Kumamoto Station

    25 min

    200 yen

  4. Honmyoji Tram Stop

    • Bus

    25 min

    500 yen

  5. Iwadokannon-iriguchi Bus Stop

    • Walk

    20 min

  6. Reigan-do Cave

    589 Hirayama, Matsuo Town, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

    200

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.