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Koudoukan was a relatively large school and up to a thousand samurais attended at the same time.

Most feudal domains in the Edo era maintained a school for samurais to provide them with higher... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
When in Mito, do this!

Kodokan is not the most beautiful park I've seen in Japan, but I liked the history behind it and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Sven A
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Berlin, Germany
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29 Mar 2018
“Koudoukan was a relatively large school and up to a thousand samurais attended at the same time.”
9 Jul 2017
“When in Mito, do this!”
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Most feudal domains in the Edo era maintained a school for samurais to provide them with higher education and training of swordmanship especially towards the end of the Edo era. Koudoukan was a relatively large school and up to a thousand samurais attended at the...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Kodokan is not the most beautiful park I've seen in Japan, but I liked the history behind it and the Tokugawa shoguns. There's a little shop inside that sells handmade craft and I recommend buying small souvenirs there. Definitely better than in Tokyo. The Kodokan...More

Thank Sven A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a university for young Samurai at that time. Amazingly, they had to study not only martial arts but also math., language, and science. You can see how they used to study and stay several hundred years ago.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This school dates back to 1841 when it was founded by Nariaki Tokugawa as a military and academic training facility for the Tokugawa clan. The Kobuntei building was destroyed by bombing in August 1945 and rebuilt in 1955-58. The articles on display and the surrounding...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

The following is a description I wrote for a special interest page where I uploaded this album originally, and thus its focus: So I’ve been, I’ve finally been. The Mitogaku (Mito School) had immense importance in the creation of modern Japan and bringing about the...More

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