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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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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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Nice walk through

Would not make my way just to see this, but since it is conveniently located and not too expensive, walking through it to just have an idea of what the old times government... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Despite being the oldest preserved Edo government house in Japan, the state of preservation is amazing. Although there is very little furniture, it is easy to imagine the workings of this government house and the political hierarchy within it. There is also an attractive garden, which unfortunately you cannot go in. There are signs in English throughout the main house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Takayama Jinya is a must for people who are interested in Japanese culture. The place is very well preserved. The admission fee is reasonable. The officials offer informative leaflets in various languages. Walking through the small walkways, I felt as if I momentarily returned to the past. Totally recommended!

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Warragul, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a beautifully restored building with a different aspect from the temples and shrines. The restoration was very particular to detail and really showed the meticulous way Japanese people go about their daily lives. The rabbit nail covers were intriguing and the gardens beautiful. The storehouse was huge with interesting facts. Just needed a bit more English translations.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Would not make my way just to see this, but since it is conveniently located and not too expensive, walking through it to just have an idea of what the old times government building house looks like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was enjoyable walk through time. Though there were no furnishings, you still got a small peek into political business during the Edo Period. This is another location that is English Friendly.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

we had a good time going through this one, though like many of japan's old visitable structures, it's mostly empty on the inside. If you use your imagination though, you'll be impressed with the sheer size of the place and how people would have lived there. It also has a nice courtyard, which to our surprise still had a pile... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

An awesome building from the Edo period. Massive and impressive in scale finished off with good signage and full of interesting detail and artefacts. Make sure you grab one of the free guides if you can - we missed out.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As it is very close by to the main historical street of Sanmachi, this was a convenient visit. The Architecture is interesting, and artefacts on display did a good job in portraying life and history 300 hundred years ago. The ticket booth staff speak very good English and made visitors feel very welcome. That's the trademark of the people of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Differently from many historical sites e.g. in Kyoto, where I felt overwhelmed (if not crushed) with historical/religious information, the visit to Takayama Jinya was rather relaxing and easy digest: it is a centuries-old government building -- it is the oldest (Shogun times) fully preserved one in entire Japan. Here ruled the local power, law was applied, sentences failed (inclusive torture),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's amazing to think that this 18th century was used as an administrative building until the 1960s. Now it is outfitted as it was in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with displays on the administrative and criminal justice aspects of the building, as well as its living quarters and warehousing facilities. Kitchen and toilet facilities are particularly interesting.

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Additional Information about Takayama Jinya

Address: 1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-0643- 
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

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