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Interesting cave, but may be dangerous for elderly/kids

We came here on a rainy day, the steps were really slippery. Need to be really careful and suggest... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Gorin No Sho

If you're a Musashi fan this place is a must. It is known as the place where he spent mcuh of his... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
Wayne I
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

We came here on a rainy day, the steps were really slippery. Need to be really careful and suggest not to come with elderly/kids. However, the thousand Buddha statues was a sight not to be missed! They have been through rain and shine and I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank YYLoong
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Reigando is an immense walk through Japanese history. It's importance cannot be understated, considering that it is not only where Musashi wrote A Book of Five Rings and The Path of Aloneness, and also where he passed away, but it is near the 14th century...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Shawn M
Reviewed November 15, 2017

It is easy to see why Musahi retired to this place - so far away from people, safely protected and isolated in the cool mountains The walk through the forested areas in the region are so relaxing and cooling. We visited early summer and the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

If you're a Musashi fan this place is a must. It is known as the place where he spent mcuh of his final 5 years and wrote his most famous works, including the Book of Five Rings (Gorin No Sho). To sit on the rock...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Wayne I
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Reigandi (can be translated as "spirit rock cave") was known to be the place where Miyamoto Musash- the legendary Japanese swordsman resided and written his art of war book- the Book of Five Rings. If you are not a fan of Miyamoto, I would still...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank stansaulus
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is mostly known as the place where a legendary samurai, Miyamoto Musashi wrote a famous book; the book of five rings which has been translated in many languages as a text book for military or corporate strategy in the modern era. Considered as...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank HiroH_13
Reviewed November 18, 2015

About a 40 minute bus ride up narrow mountain road, sometimes becoming a single lane; only experienced drivers should attempt. Then about a 30 minute walk uphill to the shrine .Nice surprise is a small cafe close to the entrance of the cave where Musashi...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank Catbird28
Reviewed February 6, 2015

Both close and far from Kumamoto city; If you're renting a car or other wheels this place is easy accessible from Kumamoto city. Even if you're not into the story of a swordsman that became a writer (Miyamoto Musashi), the countless little statues are making...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank jsteenderen
Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This place gives you a sense of connection to history and human soul. Will cut the background story since you probably know it. But it's a very very recommended place. You sure need a car, however the road itself is also beautiful. Mind the working...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2014

This cave is out in the country but there is a good bus connection. Plan to have enough time (alas : we did underestimate it). Although small we devoted a lot of time to admire the 500 statues as they are all different and in...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank sinjoorAntwerp
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Yubaraj S
March 26, 2018|
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