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The Grave of Miyamoto Musashi

Musashizuka Park in Kumamoto

Musashizuka Park is located in Kumamoto City. It's the grave site of the famous swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi's life has been portrayed in countless films as well as literature. But it’s Musashi's own treatise on strategy, The Book of Five Rings, which he allegedly conceived and wrote at the nearby cave of Reigandō, that he’s perhaps most renowned for. The book is not only studied by martial artists, but also business managers and students of philosophy. If you're interested in the life of Miyamoto Musashi or samurai history in general, a trip to Musashizuka Park is highly recommended while in Kumamoto.

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