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.Plan to see Reigando and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kumamoto online trip itinerary builder.
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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 »
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... more »
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