Matsushiro Samurai School

Northern Nagano Area 旧松代藩文武学校

Description

The Matsushiro Samurai School was built in 1853 by Sanada Yukinori, the 9th leader of the Matsushiro Clan.
The Sanada family placed great importance in educating the samurai and their children, in both literary (reading, writing and arithmetic) and military (martial arts, tactics, etc.), leading to the creation of this school.
After being disbanded during the Meiji Restoration, the facilities were used as the Matsushiro Elementary School. Designated a National Historical Site in 1953, it is the only such school in the country that retains its original structures. The school is connected with Sakuma Zozan, the late Edo-era inventor and scholar.

Contact

Matsushiro Cultural Artifacts Office
Tel: 026-278-2308 / Fax: 026-278-6503
E-mail: houmotsukan@city.nagano.nagano.jp

Date(s)

Close around the New Year’s Day

Hours

9:00 - 16:30

Rate

Adults : 200 yen

JHS and ES : 80 yen

Location / Access

205-1, Matsushiro, Nagano City


By Train:
30 min bus ride from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) -> 5 min walk
By Car:
2 km / 5 min from Nagano IC

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