Shokasonjuku school

Historical Monument
This is a private school which Yoshida Shoin’s uncle, Tamaki Bun’noshin opened in his own home. After which, Shonin’s uncle in law, Kubo Gorozaemon inherited the school and in 1857 Shoin started to preside over the school. The building is small, a single story building made of wood with a tiled roof, and a plaster figure of Shoin, a portrait and his desk sit in the 13.2 meters squared tatami room which was the class room. It is a private school that raised many patriots who became the driving force of the Meiji Restoration such as Takasugi Shinsaku, Ito Hirobumi and Yamagata Aritomo.

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Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1537 Shoinjinsha in map map Map
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[Tour fee] Free
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Only the exterior can be visited
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.06.30
    There was the Meiji Restoration now on a day 150 years ago. This is the school which leader Shouin Yoshida (Japanese call him Yoshida Shouin Sensei ) opened. Shouin Yoshida died at the age of 28...
  • Academy that raising up young power for revolution
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.06.20
    Shokasonjuku Academy is one of the most popular historical spot in Japan.The mentor Shoin Yoshida motivated many talented students for the Meiji Restoration (1867), event though the period he...
  • Fascinating piece of history
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.06.07
    This was really neat to walk through. The signs have English so you can read what each building was used for.

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