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Reigando, Kumamoto

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Reigandō (霊巌洞, meaning "Spirit Rock Cave") is a cave that lies to the west of Kumamoto, Japan, that became a temporary home to the legendary rōnin, Miyamoto Musashi. From 1643, Musashi spent many of his last months in the cave, meditating and writing his Book of Five Rings. The cave is accessed easily by bus from Kumamoto City and nearby Tamana.

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  • Be sure to have lunch at the cafe that offers delicious organic meals. Reigando is a hidden treasure to visit up in the mountain  more »
  • This place do not show up readily when you google for places to visit in Kumamoto. It’s more meaningful if you know the legendary Samurai Musashi. I find the hundreds of Buddhist monk figurines an...  more »

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