Hotta Masayoshi, the lord of the Sakura Domain in the last years of the Shogunate, was a proponent of Rangaku or Dutch studies and promoted educational reform in the Domain. With these foundations, Sato Taizen, a doctor of European medicine, opened Juntendo, a school and clinic of European medicine, in Sakura in 1843.
This school formed the beginnings of Juntendo University. Part of the original building has been preserved as the Sakura Juntendo Memorial Building.
Exhibits in the building include a model of the original Juntendo, and medical instruments and books from that time. The Juntendo medical school produced many of the most important leaders in Japan’s medical field.
- Name of Attraction
- Sakura Juntendo Memorial Building
- 81 Motomachi, Sakura, Chiba
- Opening Hours
- 9:00～17:00 (entry until 16:30)
- Mondays (or following Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday)
New Year holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
Sakura Juntendo Memorial Building only Three-Attraction Pass (Former Hotta Residence, Samurai Houses, Juntendo) Category Individual Group (20 or more) Individual Group (20 or more) General ¥100 ¥70 ¥540 ¥370 Student ¥50 ¥30 ¥270 ¥190
- Approx. 30 min. walk from JR Sakura Station
Approx. 20 min. walk from Keisei Sakura Station
Alternatively, take a bus bound for Shisui-Narita as far as Juntendo Byoin. in front of the Memorial Building.
- Approx. 3 passenger vehicles, 1 large bus (bookings required)