A private school led by Yoshida Shoin at the end of the Edo period

Shoka Village School

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The Shoka Village School is a private school founded by Yoshida Shoin, a famous intellectual who had a large influence on Bakumatsu loyalists and key people during the Meiji period. Visitors can view portraits and busts of Shoin inside the school, as well as the desks at which the students sat while they studied. Be sure to also pay a visit to the Yoshida Shoin Former Residence, which is a nationally designated historical site, and the Shoin Shrine which was constructed during the Meiji period.

Address1537 Chinto, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi, 758-0011 (inside the Shoin Shrine grounds)
HoursViewing the exterior: anytime, Viewing the interior: 8:00 a.m. - around 5:00 p.m.
ClosedOpen daily
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