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Kaichi Gakko Primary School

2-4-12 Kaichi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
+81 263-32-5725
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Matsumoto
Type: Historic Sites
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Tokyo, Japan
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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

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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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

the wooden tables+chairs reminds me of my primay school, the classrooms now all become exhibition rooms, with English explanation plates on the exhibitions as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Built in 1876, the Kaichi Primary school is the first community school in the region embracing western education, as evidenced in the architecture of the building.In1872, the national education system was reformed after Japan opened its door to the rest of the world in 1854. It served as an elementary school for 90 years and is now designated as National... More

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