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Near Ogaki Station is a small plaza with signs telling you that Haiku poet Matsuo Basho came here and that Ogaki was his last stop on his Oku no Hosomichi journey.
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The Shiki no Michi Promenade starts near Ogaki Station and follows along a moat or canal for about 2.2 km. There is a nice walking path and some parts have cherry blossoms.
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The promenade goes along the Suimon River which used to be Ogaki Castle's Sotobori Outer Moat.
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In early April when the cherries are in bloom, rides on wooden tub boats (tarai-bune) are offered. The rides sell out quickly.
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Site of Ogaki Castle's Takebashi-guchi Gate
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The building in the background is the Oku no Hosomichi Musubi no chi Memorial Hall.
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Tarai-bune wooden tub boats and cherry blossoms.
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End of the boat ride.
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Inside Oku no Hosomichi Musubi no chi Memorial Hall. Many exhibits about Basho and haiku.
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Model of what Ogaki Castle looked like.
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Road marker indicating the way to Edo (right) and Kyoto (left).
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Boat landing
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End of the road/journey for Basho's Okuno Hosomichi.
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Statue of Matsuo Basho who ended his Okuno hosomichi journey in Ogaki.
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Historical marker for Oku no Hosomichi.
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Ogaki manhole, Gifu Pref.
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Site of Ogaki-juku's Honjin
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Emperor Meiji also once stayed here.
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About Ogaki's Honjin
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Site of Ogaki-juku's Waki-Honjin
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Natural spring in Ogaki
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