Kaichi School Museum, Matsumoto

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Learn about the Japanese education system at Kaichi School Museum, one of the country’s first schools. Inside the school-turned-museum, you can view various educational materials, stretching from the institution's establishment in 1873 until now. The museum is housed in a two-story Western-style building featuring elements of Japanese architecture. Its Western architectural influences come in the form of its second-floor balcony, decorated pillars, and its white plaster walls. The building’s central octagonal tower and carvings of dragons represent the Asian influence in the building’s design. About 70% of its construction costs were covered by donations from local townsfolk. Our Matsumoto itinerary maker makes visiting Kaichi School Museum and other Matsumoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A few hundred metres walk from Matsumoto Castle. Very well maintained and filled with exoticism. It was also apart of the free.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Contains the elementary school was built in 0/1872, now remains. And also in the retro mood. It is thanks to Matsumoto, this building came save up to now.
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  • August 4, 2017
    It was great than expected. Spectacular is a plain piece of the history of the school, children etc. Is not in fact brick brick Schoolhouse wall, painted by the surprised. I was surprised to look like Western-style building that was created by Carpenter in Matsumoto.
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  • April 11, 2017
    Good place to spend an hour while in Matsumoto - it's only a short walk away from the Castle. The school is darling and has original desks and educational books.
  • April 1, 2017
    Old school building that has been preserved vey well. Most exhibition items are around the school and descriptions are all in Japanese. A bit dull in my opinion.
  • March 4, 2017
    Historic school building
  • May 21, 2015
    Interesting building and exhibits. Very limited English explanations on exhibits.
  • June 7, 2016
    Good

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