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Shoka Village School, Hagi
(4.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
See where one of the Meji Restoration heroes, Yoshida Shoin, taught Japanese students of every social status at Shoka Village School. The tiny wooden and tiled roof school began as a single 13 sq m (139 sq ft) classroom with eight tatami floors. Eventually the students helped and added an additional room and 105 tatami floors. The celebrated teacher discussed the future of the nation here, inspiring many of his followers and students to become reformers of modern Japan. Inside, see the statue dedicated to the great mentor and photographs of the renowned reformers. Take a look at our Hagi trip generator to schedule your visit to Shoka Village School and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Second visit. Drama which was crowded. Related video shows you and explains the Guide signs placed throughout the bar code reading in the Smartphone and use IT. Description in English, so kindly thought travelers from overseas.
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  • Go famous so I would not go. Located near the parking lot is small, so early in the morning in maybe hopefully easy-to-go. Able to park when I said even in the daytime.
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  • People want to learn, learning to teach volunteers 1 penny each coached Yoshida Shoin. Without him, no restoration. Please take a look at visiting bore an important piece of the history of Japan.
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