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Address: 1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-0643- 
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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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A Quick Walk Through on Some Tatami Mats

Upon arrival at 4pm, i was pleased to find that the hours in August are extended from 5pm to 6pm. I thought I might have to rush. After paying ¥430, i requested an English guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Daegu, South Korea

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Daegu, South Korea
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival at 4pm, i was pleased to find that the hours in August are extended from 5pm to 6pm. I thought I might have to rush. After paying ¥430, i requested an English guide which was advertised as free. Unfortunately none were available but they were able to provide someone to give me a quick overview of the place.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Of all the places, this attraction is worth the time and money. Entrance ticket costs 480yen and it comes with a free English tour. Tour time is flexible if I'm not wrong.

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Gibraltar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great little museum preserving the way of life of the shogun government. Beautiful grounds. Right next to the Jinya Market (tiny) so both things can be done together. Everything well laid out and the route is very well organised so that you don't back onto yourself at any part.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is the same government building that was used for political activities in Edo era. I think it's worth a visit. entrance fee is not expensive. and the place is big.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a very interesting place with sections of the town dating back many, many centuries. Take the time and visit the folk museum which is a group of old buildings brought here from other areas of Japan. And try the Hida beef and the sake - both produced locally.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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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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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