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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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The Monument of Takayama

At the top of Takayama's City you can visit so much historical Shrines and Monuments. It is really important to visit it all if you are interested in natural, historical, japanese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

At the top of Takayama's City you can visit so much historical Shrines and Monuments. It is really important to visit it all if you are interested in natural, historical, japanese culture! Very happy to have visited it all and not only by walking but also with the bycicle we have rented :D

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a lovely hour or so walking around this attraction. It has lots of English explanations which are easy to read and tell the story of life in those times. Thoroughly recommend .

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Takayama isn't a big city, so it is inevitable that you might wind up here wondering if you should go in. Especially if you walked all this way to check out the morning market. --- THE MARKET (more on the Jinya itself later): The market itself is a small, quaint setup in the courtyard outside the Jinya. Unlike the riverside... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

a nice morning local market must to visit....there are many stands..... you can even try some yummy apple before buying. the stand all by local people... it is part of local life....i feel wonderful and interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you visit this museum you must book the free English guide she is lovely and very knowledgeable. You can ask the tourism office outside the station to reserve for you or probably turn up and ask. Without a tour you would fail to appreciate the history of this place. There is some English signage but limited.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was the 1st place to go in Takayama after taking off the train. As we heard this was a major reserved site. It was quite big inside. A lot of rooms but it looked like each rooms are more or less similar. Little decoration inside. Perhaps it would help if there was some guide to explain each room. I... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I went to Takayama Jinya because it was snowing heavily and there was nowhere else to go. It was supposed to be some government buildings from the Edo period. I am not really into Japanese architecture so I couldn't really appreciate the place. Also, the rooms are rather bare. Towards the end of the route, there are more exhibits but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We booked a free guide who spoke English. She was delightful and made our visit most enjoyable to this beautifully maintained building the only Government outpost of this kind in Japan. She explained the history of the building and the functions of the various rooms.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had low expectations for this government building. So low, that it wasn't even on our itinerary but when we were passing by we said f--k it, let's go. This place was beautiful and impeccably preserved. The grounds are truly sprawling for a town of Takayama's size, but if we had had high expectations going in, I think we would... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

a beautiful historical building close to the major sights of takayama. Look out for the chrysanthemums and the torture suite.

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