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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0012, Japan
+81 577-32-0643- 
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Ranked #7 of 51 Attractions in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
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East Midlands
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This building appeared confusing at first as a series of inter-connected rooms. But, they are explained to be rooms for court officials and show the status of the person. there is even a room where prisoners were tortured. Then there are the more domestic rooms with separate quarters for the lord and lady. The empty spaces take some getting used... More

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Arizona, USA
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46 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a very interesting example of an Edo-era government headquarters. English guides are available--if one isn't present they will schedule one for you--no extra charge. The guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot on our tour.

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a Little different to your usual house type museum which makes a visit here more interesting

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very interesting and peaceful. Well restored. Sat on the verandah and looked at the beautiful garden.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I love that this is the genuine building and no a reconstruction like so many. Fascinating place to visit. Make sure you ask for the free English guide if they are available as it will make your visit muh more interesting.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a must see in Takayama. There are all the elements of Japanese architecture there, from the formal garden and external structure to the floor layout of the formal and informal rooms, the kitchen , toilets and even the torture chamber. Having visited in 2007 we returned to see it again in 2014. The adjacent storehouse has been modified... More

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Kapolei, HI
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130 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As other reviewers have suggested, it is a well-preserved government building, quite large, actually. But it is not cold and industrial, as you might expect. Instead, it is more like a large house, with many chambers for work, but also for personal use for officials for rest and refreshing. Much business was conducted here, and it is interesting to see... More

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the only remaining office of the Tokugawa shogunate for the Kanamori Clan. It dates back to 1816 and it is quite well preserved. You remove your shoes because you are walking on tatami mats through the offices, kitchens, tea rooms, torture chamber and rice tax areas. The property is extensive and filled with historic explanations. There is an... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is the only remaining building of its kind in Japan I believe, and it was interesting to see the various types of official rooms and the kind of deference afforded people of varying status, and the living quarters for the officials. Particularly interested in the court section which displays various types of punishment meted out to miscreants! Well kept... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Beautiful architecture . Wanderful place to visit . Historical building all around Can spend hours roaming around. Food is not a problrm . There's all of shops. the Sake shop is also good.

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