Kaimei School

開明学校
Shikoku’s oldest school from the Meiji period
Kaimei School was a symbol of a new epoch, upon opening many people visited to see the modern building with white walls, arched windows and imported foreign-made glass. Nowadays the building is a museum with displays of approximately 6,000 valuable items including textbooks from the Meiji through to the early Showa periods. Visitors can even experience a lesson as taught back when the school opened (booking required). The Shingi-do, a private school and predecessor to the Kaimei School, is also located on the site.
Address 愛媛県西予市宇和町卯之町3-109
Telephone Number 0894-62-4292
Business HoursOpen 9am - 5pm
Days Closed for BusinessClosed on Mondays (except public holidays, in which case the school is closed the next working day) and 29 December to 3 January
PriceExperience a class as taught in the Meiji period: (minimum 4 people) 200yen per person
Admission: Adults 500yen, Children (under 15) 300yen
Discounts for groups of over 20: Adults 450yen, Children (under 15) 250yen
*Holders of a physical disability certificate or rehabilitation certificate are entitled to free entry.
*Children under 5: Free
*Admission includes entry to the Shingi-do, the museum of history and folklore, and the museum of folk tools
Directions(Closest bus stop)
By Uwajima Jidosha Bus: Seiyo-Shiyakusho-Mae bus stop (4 min.)
ParkingNo car park. Visitors can park their vehicles at the Nakanocho-Hiroba car park nearby.
(Nakanocho-Hiroba car park) 30 car parking spaces available
Free parking
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