Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan

Travel Guide - Aizu Hanko Nisshin-kan


Aizu Hanko Nisshin Kan is an open-air historical museum, established in 1803 as an educational institution for the Aizu Clan.
Children in Aizu entered the school once they became 10 years old.
With its aim set at the discipline of both scholastic achievements and martial arts, this school was recognized for its very high educational standards and actually produced a lot of notable people of Aizu.
By observing the faithfully reproduced classrooms and training facilities, as well as historic materials on display, visitors can learn about the strict lessons of discipline that the boys of Byakkotai were taught through training.

In the school building, visitors can also try archery lesson or toy-painting workshop.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:00)


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes walk from JR Hirota Station
  • 15 minutes by bus from JR Aizu-Wakamatsu Station

Address / Location

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