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Agatanomori Park and the Former High School Memorial

Agatanomori Koen 県の森公園

Agatanomori Park in Matsumoto, Japan, is very much a local’s park. This forest park is a great place for families, couples, or people who want to relax in a peaceful and beautiful park. You’ll see animals, ponds, waterfalls, old buildings, and tall trees. You can also learn a bit about Matsumoto history by touring the historical Matsumoto High School building. Although it’s called a “high school,” back in the day the school curriculum was actually the equivalent to what we consider a college curriculum today, and served as the original location for Shinshu University.

Best part: It’s a relaxing place that’s great for tourists yet is designed for those living in the area with lots of nature, amenities, and places to play or relax.

When to go: This is a beautiful park with lots to offer all year round. We recommend going on a nice warm day so you can see some animals, enjoy a snack, and play. Bonus: It's only 5 minutes from the Art Museum.

Food nearby:
Boulangerie Ciel (bakery)
Kagoshima Ramen Sakurajima (鹿児島ラーメン桜島)
Agata No Mori Tea Room (inside the Former High School Memorial Hall)

Access 20 minute walk directly east from Matsumoto Station or take the Sneaker Bus to the park.
Town Sneaker Bus (use the Eastern Course)
Hours Park: All day
Former High School Memorial Museum: 9:00am - 5pm (doors close at 4:30pm)
Closed Mondays and New Year's from Dec 29 - Jan 3
Admission Free for the park.
Memorial Museum: ¥300 for adults & high school students. Free for children.
Free for the high school's main building & hall (Important Cultural Property), restored principal's office & classrooms
Tel Former High School Memorial: 0263-35-6226