Sukodo Former School

The Sukodo Former School (旧崇廣堂, Kyūsūkōdō) was built during the later stages of the Edo Period (1603-1867) as an education facility for the offspring of samurai from the former Iga, Yamato and Yamashiro provinces (parts of present-day Mie, Nara and Kyoto prefectures). The school was founded in 1821 but the original building was destroyed during a big earthquake in 1854. The current building was reconstructed in the 1860s, and it served as a public library for the majority of the 20th century.

Today, the former school is maintained as a national historical site which visitors can enter and explore. The spacious school compound contains a huge tatami mat lecture hall, a kitchen, a dormitory and a couple of gardens. Sukodo offers a nice representation of Edo Period architecture and interior design with its wooden foundation, elegant screens and tiled roof.

Kitchen of the former school

Get There and Around

Sukodo Former School is located a five to ten minute walk northwest of Uenoshi Station.

How to get to and around Iga Ueno

Hours: 9:00 to 16:30

Admission: 200 yen

Airport: Kansai Airport
Chubu Airport


December 29 to January 3

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