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滋賀県近江八幡市を拠点に、1908年頃から日本全国で活動を展開したヴォーリズ建築事務所による設計の豊郷小学校旧校舎群。1,000を超えるヴォーリズ建築のなかでも公立小学校は特に珍しいものです。鉄筋コンクリートの校舎や広く長い廊下、独立した図書館など、当時としては最先端の設備を備えていました。「東洋一の小学校」と呼ばれた旧校舎群を、豊郷町観光ガイドの案内で巡ってみましょう。

詳しい体験レポートを見る!

写真

  • 当時珍しかった鉄筋コンクリートの校舎。建設当時の外壁色を復元し、現代に蘇りました。
  • 1階は100m、2階は88mで、幅は3mの広々とした廊下も特徴的で、廊下にも温水暖房が設けられていたとか!
  • コツコツと頑張ることが大切という教訓も、小学校にぴったりです。
  • 3階は、アニメファン交流の場として今も活用されています。黒板にメッセージを書くこともできますよ!
  • 通常非公開の屋上からは豊郷の風景が一望できます。
  • まるで礼拝堂のような講堂は、現在も学校行事や各種イベントに使われています。

口コミ 体験記

  • Katie Allen

    Experiencing how Japanese classrooms were set up and the facilities they had. Enjoyed seeing the anime room from the famous K-ON anime.

  • Happy Ronin

    Toyosato Elementary School is a beautiful school. From it`s remarkable long wooden hallways to it`s church like auditorium, the school is both Japanese and Western in style.

    During the tour I came to learn that the reason for this is because the school was designed by the American born designer, William Vories. I liked how Mr. Furukawa, the man who donated the buildings, incorporated a lesson of perseverance a teacher of his once taught him through the story of the turtle and the hare. On the staircase handrails you can see small cute sculptures of both a turtle and a hair depicting their race going all the way up to the top floor. My favorite room in the school was the science room. They had many preserved scientific instruments. From an early ultraviolet light generator and a massive electrometer to a wide variety of taxidermy, I could get a feeling that the students had wonderful science classes. The school is also famous for being the setting for the anime, K-On. I did not know much about this anime, but was able to appreciate it due to all the fans that were visiting while we were there. Lastly, the volunteer guides were extremely friendly and talkative and made us feel very welcome.

  • Lioneye

    Visit to the science room.

  • Matthias

    Seeing the old classrooms.

  • Charlie

    Really interesting to see a unique school within Japan and to get a look at how classes were arranged.

  • Diana

    Visiting classrooms makes you feel the atmosphere of Japanese school many years ago. Very nice to get to know it.

  • alistair95

    The science class room was the most interesting part as it had materials from a long time ago.

  • Coop

    I really enjoyed seeing the science class rooms. It is so crazy that the school was so advanced with it's technology compaired to America.

  • Steve

    Charming old tourguide who was an OB. K-on club room. Seeing k-on otaku enjoying their time. Tea after tour and casual conversation with tourguide.

  • Charles

    Cool to see such an old building, and how japanese schools were run!! Nice to see where K-on was inspired by too! So cool!

体験情報

施設名称
豊郷小学校旧校舎群
体験名称
豊郷小学校旧校舎群特別見学ツアー
住所
〒529-1169 滋賀県犬上郡豊郷町大字石畑518
営業時間
9:00 - 17:00、ご案内時間は60~90分
事前予約制にて希望の日時で相談可能
定休日
なし
予算
1名¥3,000(ガイドブック付き)※4名より催行可能
支払い方法
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受け入れ可能(グループ)な人数
1グループ最大45名
電話
0749-35-3737(豊郷町観光協会)
多言語サポート
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注意事項
一週間前までに要予約
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