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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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  • Since there is very little english translation to the exhibits, there is very little to take away from this museum, the school interior is not much different for any 100 year old school. The exterior ...  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.
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Matsumoto strikes a balance between the old and the new in its accommodations, as it does with most other aspects of its urban design and culture. The area directly around the main train station houses many of the newer options in town, including some large hotels, both basic and luxury, and a couple of smaller, family-run options. The more historic area north of here has hotels and "ryokan" (guesthouses) with a little more history and character, and with the main attractions of the old town on their doorsteps. The surrounding rural area features a number of hotels with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) and campsites.
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