Time table

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Scheduled bus ”Kawahigashi-Minato line”「河東・湊線」

Time table

The bus will be closed on January 1st.
(Nisshinkan will be open)

▼Aizu wakamatsu station ⇒Nisshinkan (for Kawahigashi)(河東方面行き)

会津若松駅 日新館
7:33 8:00
11:48 12:15
13:18 13:45
14:38 15:05
16:18 16:45


▼Nisshinkan⇒Aizu wakamatsu station (to the city center)

日新館 会津若松駅
 9:23 9:52
10:43 11:12
12:53 13:22
15:58 16:27
16:53 17:22

The timetable was revised to the current content on December 1, 2019.

Transport & access

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Address: 10 Minamikōya Takatsukayama Kawahigashi Town Aizuwakamatsu City,Fukushima Prefecture,969-3441 Japan

Closest Station: Hirota station (Ban-etsu West Line)

Closest Interchange: Bandai Kawahigashi IC

 The distance

  • From Bandai Kawahigashi IC is about 5 minutes by a car
  • From Hirota Station is about 5 minutes by a taxi and about 30 minutes on foot
  • From Aizu Wakamatsu Stasion is 15 minutes by a taxi, and 30 minutes by a bus

By train

This route needs about 2.5h, 9,000Yen
*Rapid train doesn’t stop at Hirota


This route needs about 4.5 h, 6,000 Yen

By bus

Scheduled bus “Kawahigashi-Minato line”「河東・湊線」 takes you to Nisshinkan from Aizu wakamatsu station.

Time table

  • fare is 420 yen
  • Take care that the final bus from Nisshinkan to Aizu wakamatsu station is at 16:53.

By Car

This route needs about 3.5 h, and highway fare is about 7,500 Yen


The road leading to Nisshinkan is along prefectural route 33.

There is an information that some types of car navigation systems take you wrong route.

Please confirm the right route by the map.

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Admission fees & business hours

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Admission fees ( for foreigners discount price)

Adults :560 yen

High school & junior high school students (from 13 to 18 years old): 450 yen

Elementary school students(from 7 to 12 years old) : 400 yen

Under 6 years old: Free

Business hours

AM 9:00~PM 5:00 ( final enter is PM 4:00)

Open all year round

Average viewing time: 50-60 minutes

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Official website ENG ver 英語版簡易HP

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Aizu clan school Nisshinkan is a museum about old day school for samurai children in Japan. Located on the hill of the magnificent Aizu basins in Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku.


Temporary closed
To prevent the spread of Covid19 infections,

Aizu Clan School Nisshinkan is closed temporarily for the time being.

Very sorry for your inconvinience.
Please stay safe!



History of Aizu clan

The story of the Aizu samurai is loved by Japanese today. It shows the spirit of samurai well.

If you have any questions, please ask us from the following email address.


You can get more information from city site“Visit Aizu”.







The end of Aizu clan

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There was civil war in 1868 in Japan during old Tokugawa shogunate government and new democracy government.

Tokugawa shogunate lost and perished. It was end of samurai era.

Samurai in Aizu clan fought for Tokugawa shogunate to the last.

Some other clan’s samurai ran away and some surrendered. But Aizu clan didn’t stop to fight.

Samurai in Aizu clan fought as if they representative the end of the old era and of the old spirit .


Masayuki Hoshina made promise with his elder brother.

When massive emergency comes to Tokugawa family, samurai in Aizu should be proud shield.

Masayuki’s descendants kept the promise 200 years later, as last samurai.

But we believe their stories have been continuing today in our city.

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The beginning of Aizu clan

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Ieyasu Tokugawa(1543-1616) was founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan.

Ieyasu Tokugawa’s grandson, he is first feudal lord in Aizu clan Masayuki Hoshina(1611-1673).

Masayuki Hoshina is known that he supported 3rd shogunate Iemitsu Tokugawa(1604-1651), his elder half brother.

Masayuki mother was low position person, so some of shogunate had prejudice.
But Iemitsu heavily trusted Masayuki, who had both wisdom and action yet was humble.
Masayuki respected Iemitsu too.

Masayuki’s work greatly contributed to the establishment of the early Edo Shogunate.

Iemitsu, who was on the death floor, called Masayuki from many of his line-ups and entrusted him to the future of the family.

After that, Masayuki moved from Edo to the north, Aizu.

Aizu clan was an organization established by Masayuki to protect the Tokugawa shogunate with heavy loyalty and rightness.

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Experience はコメントを受け付けていません。

If you have any questions, please ask us from the following email address.



300 yen for 5 arrows

NO.1 popular experience.
Our staff tells you how to shoot arrows.

Arrows shooting distance is shorter than official game.
Bow you use is smaller than for official game.
If you are even beginner, you can shoot arrows easily and safety.

I recommend you that you bow toward a target before and after you shoot arrows.
We Japanese think all thing around us is our teacher. We respect all thing like the sun, sea, mountain. And a target is also our teacher.
A target maybe tells you many things.

【needs 10 minutes】

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You can paint souvenir in our region by your hand.

Red cow : 920 yen

Self righting dolls (2 dolls) : 770 yen

Wooden sword : 920 yen

【needs 40 minutes】

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*Needs 10 over people, and needs a reservation.

500 yen

 Person in charge can explain about Zazen to  you in English.

We tell you how to Zazen, what is meaning of Zazen.

It is training of mind. We believe that You find something new in your mind.

【needs 45 minutes】

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Tea ceremony

*Needs 10 over people, and needs a reservation.

540 yen

Japanese tea ceremony is said art of hospitality.

You can enjoy delicious green tea as guest of ceremony.

And you will know etiquette of samurai.

【needs 45 minutes】

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What’s Nisshinkan?

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Nisshinkan is a school for samurai children in old day Japan

On the period samurai govern, there were schools for children of samurai each cities in Japan.

Children who are family line of samurai studied in a school to be a good samurai.

They studied many subjects, both academic and martial arts.

There were about 300 such schools in Japan then.

Nisshinkan was said one of biggest schools, and was said one of schools which had the highist quality of education.

Original buildings of Nisshinkan was burned by civil war in 1868 unfortunately.

Today, we rebuilt Nisshinkan as a museum you can know about old school for samurai in japan.

You can try any experiences like archery, painting, Zazen, and tea ceremony. And you can touch mind of samurai from those.

We believe that our old culture you never seen yet will give you something new.

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