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Former Uwaoka Elementary School

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957-3 Uwaoka, Daigo, Kuji District, Ibaraki 319-3531, Japan

Founded in 1879, abandoned in 2001, this wooden one-storey schoolhouse was built as the public elementary school for Daigo Town, Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture, and has been designated a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property. It has been the setting for a variety of works of entertainment, such as the TV series “Hanako & An” and “Ohisama”, and the anime “Girls und Panzer.” You can tour the interior on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and during summer break.

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Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: Closed

Wednesdays: Closed

Thursdays: Closed

Fridays: Closed

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Tarou Kin a week ago

I went during the Doll's Festival. There were many hina dolls on display, and the ones on the stairs were worth seeing. In addition, I was able to sit in a classroom chair and remember old lessons, and I was able to simulate the role of a teacher and a student by thinking about the area where I sat when I was in elementary school. The school I attended was completely different, and even though it was made of concrete, the classrooms inside the school building had a nostalgic feel of the Showa era. It is also used as a filming location for dramas and movies, so you can also visit the filming locations. Recently, it was said that it was used by Totto-chan near the window.

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こまゆうちゃんねるのお母さん 2 months ago

Apparently it can only be visited on weekends. The volunteer at the reception was very friendly and pleasant. I think it would be difficult to manage an abandoned school so neatly, carefully, and neatly. I could feel the love of the local people. It has a nostalgic feel and is soothing. It was a very nice school.

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kouki ono 3 months ago

It opened in 1879 and closed in 2001, making it the oldest locally preserved elementary school building in the prefecture, with a history of 122 years. The first building is a very elegant wooden structure, and there is also a second building, a building that looks like a dining room. (The construction methods for both the dining room and the second building are different, but the wooden structure of the dining room is apparently open for a limited time.) There is no entrance fee, and instead you have to write your name and address. Inside, you can tour the first and second buildings; the first building has classrooms, the principal's office, hot water supply room, and broadcasting room, and the second building has a music room and auditorium. In both cases, the equipment is displayed as it was back then. There is also a free parking lot, so you can easily go there by car. Also local at the entrance? There are people from the preservation society, but they are very nice people, so I don't think you need to worry about them. They also sell goods (tenugui, notebooks, tin badges), etc. There is a donation box at the entrance, and if you donate money, you will receive a postcard from the preservation society staff at the entrance. (Photography is basically allowed except in the staff room) Visited on December 2, 2023 from around 10:30 to 13:00.

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lisianthus 3 months ago

Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers, the old elementary school has been preserved as is, and you can even enter the classrooms. (Some areas, such as staff rooms, are not accessible) You can actually touch and see the equipment from that time, and I hope it stays as it is and doesn't turn into a tourist spot. To be honest, I was wondering how it was free when I could experience something in such a bad condition, but there was also a donation box at the entrance, so I got excited. Well, preservation doesn't come for free. This is an elementary school that retains the memories of local people. I hope you will view it with gratitude and respect.

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L Norns 7 years ago

thats good place if u wanna see more the old style japanese s primary school like