Facilities & Locations
Literary and Military Arts School National Historic Site
A leading modern school
- 20 min
- Charge required
The Literary and Military Arts School was opened in 1855 for the children of samurai in the Matsushiro Domain to study regular subjects as well as martial arts. There are seven buildings: the auditorium, classrooms for studying literature and military tactics, and dojo for learning martial arts.
It is safe to say that this Literary and Military Arts School, with the buildings remaining almost entirely as they were when the school opened, is the only one of its kind in Japan.
Highlights of Literary and Military Arts School
205-1 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
- 9:00–17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
- Generally open year-round
elementary and junior high school students: \120
Groups of 20 or more:
elementary and junior high school students: \90
Elementary and junior high school students FREE on Saturdays and May 5
FREE admission on 3rd Mon. in Sep. and Nov. 3
Access ・ Parking lot
- Public transportation
- Bus: 30 min from Nagano Station’s Zenkoji exit.
Board the Alpico Bus (No. 30) bound for Matsushiro at boarding point #3.
Get off at the Matsushiro-eki stop and walk 5 min.
- Private vehicle
- 10 min from the Nagano Interchange
- Sananda Treasures Museum Parking
Lot: 3 large-size buses and around 70 regular vehicles
Municipal parking lot
(6 min walk to the Literary and Military Arts School)
Lot: 7 large-size buses and around 23 regular vehicles
- Wheelchair: 1
Accessible parking spaces:
Former Shirai Family Residence Front Gate: 1
Front of the Sananda Treasures Museum: 1
Municipal parking lot: 2
Exhibitions & Events
- Tue,10 10 2017～Tue,3 31 2020
Restricting public entry to and the complete closure of the Literary and Military Arts School as well as admission fees during restricted periods