Facilities & Locations
Zozan Memorial Museum
Displays Featuring the Deeds of Zozan Sakuma.
- 30 min
- Charge required
Zozan Sakuma was a samurai from Matsushiro who lived during the middle of the 19th century.
An advocate for opening the country and defending the coast, he studied artillery and Dutch. He demonstrated an aptitude for things like performing science experiments.
He opened a private school for the study of Chinese writing and artillery during the Edo period, and many of the people that studied under Zozan played a role in the Meiji Restoration.
At the request of the Edo Shogunate, he began working in Kyoto, but was assassinated as soon as he started.
Along with introducing his accomplishments, the Zozan Memorial Museum exhibits his valuables and signature.
1446-6 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
- April‐October 9:00–17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
November‐March 9:00‐16:30 (Last entry 16:00)
- Tuesdays (open on public holidays)
Closed for cleaning
Dec. 29 – Jan. 3
General: \400, elementary and junior high school students: \100
Groups of 20 or more: general: \300, elementary and junior high school students: \50
* Not sold on days the Zozan Memorial Museum is closed
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
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 Hachijuni Ginko bus stop and walk 7 min.
- Private vehicle
- 10 min from the Nagano Interchange
- 7 regular vehicles and 1 large-size bus
Zozan East Parking
(3 min walk to the south of the Zozan Memorial Museum)
Lot: 7 large-size buses and around 7 regular vehicles
- Wheelchair: 1