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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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TripAdvisor
  • Worth looking for...not far from the castle. Some explanation English..most in Japanese. A lovely building which has been moved to its present location.  more »
  • As it's just down the road (5 min walk) from the castle it's worth dropping in to if you have an hour to spare. The entrance fee is just ¥300 (adult) so it's pretty cheap. There's not a whole lot to s...  more »
  • This was very ute and interesting. Unfortunately, not many of the explanatory notes were in English so I feel we missed out on understanding a lot of what was presented. However, the information we di...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Historic school building
  • Interesting building and exhibits. Very limited English explanations on exhibits.
  • Good