Ashikaga Gakkou , The Oldest School in Japan
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Ashikaga Gakkou – The oldest School in Japan
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The Main Gate of “Ashikaga Gakkou”, located in Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
|individual||Group（More than 20 people）|
|Entrance fee||420 JPY / person||340 JPY|
|Senior High School Student||210 JPY||170 JPY|
|※ Junior High School student or youger, Free charge.
※ Rail way prepaid cards, Suica（スイカ）、Pasmo（パスモ）are available for entrance fee.
|April – September ： 9:00 – 16:20|
|October- March ： 9:00 – 16:00|
|Camera||Canon 80D (APS-C)|
|Shutter Speed||1/40 s|
About Ashikaga Gakkou
“Ashikaga Gakkou ” (gakkou means school in Japanese) is the oldest academic Institution in Japan.
It is located in Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture.
about 70 kilometres north of Tokyo.
When was it built?
It is said that it was founded in the 9th century and restored in 1432 by Deputy shogun, Uesugi Norizane.
He imported many old Chinese books, and many of them are still kept in the school.
Many Japanese students came from all over Japan to study Confucianism,
I Ching = Chinese Classic book of Changes and Chinese medicine.
In 1549 that the Ashikaga School was the largest and most famous university of eastern Japan.
The Roman Catholic missionary, Saint Francis Xavier, wrote so.
After the Meiji Restoration, the Ashikaga School was closed.
The re-established school , several wooden buildings were restored In 1990.
Now Ashikaga Gakkou ” Ashikaga School ” is under the direction of Ashikaga city, Tochigi Prefecture.
◆ＪＲ(Japan Railway, Ryomou Line （JR 両毛線） , ” Ashikaga Station ” , the closest rail way station.
Around 10- minute walk from the station.
◆TOBU Isezaki Line,(東武伊勢崎線） “Ashikaga-shi (city)” Station. You need to across the River Watarase through bridge near the station.
It takes a bit longer, about 15- 18 minute on foot in this way. ( I experienced the both.)
◆If you drive the car, please get off ” Ashikaga I C” on Kita Kanto Express way. It takes around 15 minutes from IC to ” Ashikaga Gakkou” 北関東自動車道
◆ You can take some local bus in Ashikaga City.
・Nearest bus stop is ” Ashikaga Gakkou Mae ” (means in front of Ashikaga gakkou)
◆Parking lot ◆
There are some free , or the ones with toll parking lots near Ashikaga Gakkou.
If you go there by car, I recommend you to confirm about the parking space beforehand.
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