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Kaichi Gakko Primary School

2-4-12 Kaichi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-5725
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Interesting look into a 19th century school

The schoolgrounds and the building itself are beautiful. Inside, there are several exhibits of 19th... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Nice insight in early schoolsystem

What a nice building, pitty that only part of the original is kep. But the classrooms where cute. A... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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2-4-12 Kaichi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-5725
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The schoolgrounds and the building itself are beautiful. Inside, there are several exhibits of 19th and early 20th century school items, from furniture to textbooks and drawings. Not all exhibits inside have English descriptions, so about 50 to 60% of the time you'll just be...More

Thank chongchungpuo91
Reviewed 19 November 2017

What a nice building, pitty that only part of the original is kep. But the classrooms where cute. A shame that everything is in japanese. is some was in english you could maken an international comparison

Thank Yvonnejuli2013
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

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 was covered in cladding due to restoration work, we could...More

Thank Marjo1187
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Came here given its historical significance. Oldest elementary school in Japan. Its close to the castle...under a 10min walk where you will pass by the Matsumoto shrine. Unfortunately during our visit it was under renovation. Located just south of the old building is the new...More

Thank BertSG
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Pammie56
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

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 see as it's just...More

Thank ktari3
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

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 did gather was interesting. The school is in very good condition...More

Thank Missy E
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Worth visiting. Can walk from the castle in 10 mins. A very good example of Meiji architecture and nice displays inside. Not much English but they speak for themselves.

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Several of the attractions, including the castle are located close together allowing time to visit several of them on one walking trip. We visited Kaichi Gakko Primary School shortly before it closed and were concerned we would not have enough time to do the visit...More

Thank Tommy491
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a look to see this as it is a pleasant walk from the castle and the Catholic Priests house is just across the road. The building is interesting and you can see the classrooms and school desks., books etc. Need more English translations to...More

Thank lady5000
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