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Takayama Jinya

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Address: 1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-0643- 
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8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th...
This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
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Great tourist stop next to the red bridge

This building was next to the red bridge. Definitely worth adding to your list whilst in Takayama. Has a family set of samurai armour on display. A must see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This building was next to the red bridge. Definitely worth adding to your list whilst in Takayama. Has a family set of samurai armour on display. A must see.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very Interesting historical structure. Worth visiting and spending time there. Can see how people lived hundreds years ago.

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Konan, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the good building that was the Public office to work till about 40 years ago. Then the office and its function were transfered to another new building. Suprised as a real office for civilian recently that was built in Edo Era of Samurai. It has very value to see.

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St. John's, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This site gives a good look at the municipal history of the region. The post was established in 1629 and remained in use until 1969. The structure contains administrative rooms as well as kitchens, residential spaces, a court room and storehouses for rice as rice was used as taxes. There is even a torture room.

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sydney
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

while there are not a lot of furniture, the complex has good views and history of the workings of the feudal government, I especially liked the magistrates court with the various implements used to torture/incarcerate . highly recommended

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Hobart, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went on a guided English tour of this building - it was very good. We learned a lot about the political climate and practice of the time and the functions and details of the rooms we visited. It is a lovely old building with a pretty garden and well worth visiting. The tour was good too - we had... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting this attraction and learned some history from the well - done displays. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting Takayama.

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Asahikawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I felt like I had been transported back to feudal Japan when I visited this beautiful old building. The entrance fee is 430 yen which I considered reasonable. I believe they have a free English speaking guide, but he/she was not working the day I visited. Worth a look for sure.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

For those interested in Japan's history, this is a must stop. The building is very historically rare and significant because it is the only one of its kind remaining in Japan. In the Edo period (1603-1868), the Shogun in Edo (Tokyo) decided to remove the powers here to establish an administrative center in Hida to control the vast timber resources... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We found Takayama Jinya to be rather interesting. There is a lot of history to try and take in, plus the buildings etc.

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