On the weekend of the 16th, we visited Ashikaga City, in Tochigi Prefecture. We mainly went to take part in an annual wine/harvest festival, but we also visited Japan’s oldest academic institution, Ashikaga Gakkou. This former school was founded over a thousand years ago, and its restored buildings are now open to the public. It was cloudy the day we went, but the fall colors were still nice to see.
mainly: 主に harvest festival: 収穫祭 academic institution: 学術機関
former school: 元学校 founded: 創設 restored buildings: 修復された建物
open to the public: 一般公開される