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Kaichi Gakko Primary School

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Address: 2-4-12 Kaichi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 263-32-5725
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Back to school

An interesting way to discover the conditions of study, into that school, that was amongst the first public school created in Japan. Not expensive, takes less than one hour to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Noumea, New Caledonia
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Noumea, New Caledonia
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144 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

An interesting way to discover the conditions of study, into that school, that was amongst the first public school created in Japan. Not expensive, takes less than one hour to visit, as everything is written in Japanese.

Thank sylvain2noumea
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I really enjoyed this time slip experience. It's worth having a look if you're in the area, but save for one mock-up of an old classroom, most rooms were empty save for a few exhibits of old textbooks and so on. To be honerst, these could have been confined to one or two rooms. I was expecting to see the... More 

Thank ZokaShiz
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123 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We enjoyed visiting one of the oldest elementary school in Japan which was functional for 90years. A real symbol of the Meiji era civilization with a mixt architecture. A must!

1 Thank Tanaka G
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a lovely building, but of very limited interest if you are unable to read Japanese. There is a leaflet in English but this only gives very rudimentary information, and going around the rooms there is very little else with English translations.

1 Thank CED
Nagano, Japan
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149 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It is only about 1-2 kilometers from the center of town and you better make the efforts to go and see it. Very beautiful building in a beautiful surrounding. Really nice gardens around, great place for picnic, or just to visit. On the last weekend of May, a HUGE craft fair is in this place.

1 Thank Shlomi T
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Interesting European style building with lots of fascinating exhibits. Schools rooms setup in old european style. Samples of texts and student work. Very little or no english translation. Find a guide or don't bother.

Thank melbournian1950s
Tokyo, Japan
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163 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This delightful Meiji-era school building is the perfect setting for a museum containing displays on the evolution of education in Japan during the nation's early industrialization. In addition to the displays, that include drawings and photos of early classrooms as well as samples of 19th century textbooks, the building itself forms part of the museum. While Western in design, a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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99 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful history of the 1st school to integrate the Samurai "wealthy kids" with the commoner kids. Original desks (you can sit in) chalkboards and photos of students. Photos of students bundled in coats and blankets ( no heat) the first class for the blind and student books. As an educator this was a great experience.

1 Thank Joy M
Tokyo, Japan
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360 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This old primary school is a good example of architecture when Japan opened up the country to Westerns. The building was built by contributions from locals, was used between 1876 and 1963, and then was moved from original site near Sensai-Bashi bridge to current site due to flood damage. The building itself is typical 1860s modern architecture. The plate in... More 

2 Thank にんじんandグリーンピース
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

While visiting it, you'll feel how much love and devotion the people of Matsumoto contributed in this building, the biggest one in the city at that moment (except the castle itslef). An amazing example of parental sacrifice.

2 Thank 0letstalk

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