One of the best clan schools in Japan that produced many elite graduates.
The Nisshinkan was the highest educational institution that the Aizu Clan had. Its purpose was to produce elite members of society. The sons of samurai families entered the Nisshinkan when they turned ten. The facilities included a gym for martial arts, an observatory, the oldest school pool in Japan, and more. The present Nisshinkan has been restored to its original state. Visitors can see the fine architecture of the Edo period, as well as the schooling methods of the Nisshinkan. There are also several hands-on activities such as Japanese archery, zen practice, painting local crafts, and so on.
|住所||10 Aza Takatsukayama, Minami Kouya, Kawahigashi machi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, 969-3441|
|定休日||open throughout the year|
|料金||【Adults】620yen 【Junior High & High School Students】500yen 【Elementary School Students】450yen|
|アクセス||【By Car/Taxi】・5 minutes from the Bandai Kawahigashi IC exit, ・5 minutes from Hirota Station, ・10 minutes from Aizuwakamatsu IC exit ・15 minutes from Aizuwakamatsu Station|
|WEB|| Official Site http://www.nisshinkan.jp/ |