If you’re going to Kairakuen Park, stop by the Kodokan Mito Han School
As part of the educational inheritance of the recent past in Japan, this base clan school was designated a Japan heritage site in 2015. This clan school was established by Tokugawa Nariaki, the 9th daimyo of the Mito domain, in 1841, and it was one of the largest clan schools of the time. The atmosphere of the period when it was still in use as a clan school has been maintained in the interior, and visiting the site will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the Edo period. For the retainers of the Mito domain, the Kodokan Mito Han School site was an important place as the venue for their literary and military training, along with Kairakuen Park as a recreation area.
Where is it??
- 1-6-29, Sannomaru, Mito-shi, Ibaraki, 310-0011, Japan
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From Tokyo Station, Mito Station is an approximately 1 hour and 15 minute ride by Limited Express on the Joban Line. From Mito Station, the site is an approximately 8-minute walk.