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Basho Birthplace

A cache by captain.ron, adopted by shinsukek Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/31/2005
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Basho Style, that is.

This cache is in the shadow of a prominent Nagoya landmark and is a very short walk from Hisaya-odori subway station. (Exits 3B or 5A from Central Park, just south of the station.)

According to a sign here, this site commemorates the publication in 1684 of "A Winter's Day," an anthology of haiku by Basho which is the first formulation of his personal style (shofu). There is much more information here in Japanese only. To our Japanese-reading cachers, please further enlighten us when logging your finds.

When you stand at the Basho Birthplace sign, you are within 5 meters of the cache. (The hint below gives the magnetic bearing from the sign to the hiding place.) You are looking for a camouflaged plastic micro container. IF you are two feet tall. You do not have to touch or move anything to see it. The cache is attached by magnet, but don't be fooled by this. I provided both parts of the magnetic attachment to an otherwise non-magnetic object. The cache contains only a small log sheet and you must bring your own pen or pencil.

The challenge of this cache, once you spot it, is in the retrieving and returning of it without compromising its location. This area is often heavily infested with muggles, so you must be prepared to have some patience and carefully choose your moment to make the grab.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gjb Svir Svir

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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