Facilities & Locations

Literary and Military Arts School

Literary and Military Arts School National Historic Site

A leading modern school

  • 20 min
  • Charge required
  • Closed
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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

Kabuki Gate (Gate without Roof)

Kabuki Gate (Gate without Roof)

Jujutsusho (Judo Hall)

Jujutsusho (Judo Hall)

Kyujutsusho (Archery Field)

Kyujutsusho (Archery Field)

Kenjutsusho (Fencing Hall)

Kenjutsusho (Fencing Hall)

Sojutsusho (Spear Practice Hall) and Koyagumi Roof

Sojutsusho (Spear Practice Hall) and Koyagumi Roof

Kenjo (Spectator Seats)

Kenjo (Spectator Seats)

Literary Hall

Literary Hall

Location・Opening Hours・InquiriesInquiry

Location
〒381-1231
205-1 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
Inquiries
TEL:0120-691-792
Hours
9:00–17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Closed
Generally open year-round

Admission fee

Adults: \300
elementary and junior high school students: \120

Groups of 20 or more:
general: \250
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
Parking
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
Accessibility
Wheelchair: 1
Multipurpose toilet
Accessible parking spaces:
Former Shirai Family Residence Front Gate: 1
Front of the Sananda Treasures Museum: 1
Municipal parking lot: 2

Exhibitions & Events

Mon,4 1 2019~Wed,3 31 2021
Notice:Closed Facilities
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