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Address: 1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-0643- 
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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 and well preserved historic building. Very informative in terms of history of the area. information is mainly in Japanese but we could still learn more about history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wynsum
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Hong Kong, China
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washington dc
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The former government headquarters for the region provided great insight into the architecture as well as the politics of the past.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed walking around this historic building. Beautiful rooms and gardens. English signs. Gave a good idea of traditional Japanese architecture.

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Thank Sarah M
Hong Kong, China
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102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and well preserved historic building. Very informative in terms of history of the area. information is mainly in Japanese but we could still learn more about history of the area.

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Thank wynsum
Ichinomiya, Japan
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102 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takayama Jin-ya was a government office of the Tokugawa Shogunate placed here when the Takayama region was combined into the territory of Tokugawa Shogun. The roofs of the building are all thatched with wood, not with roofing tiles.

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Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautifully restored administrative building of Tokugawa era is a must visit in Takayama I thought. The building size is large, with peaceful garden surrounding it and the tatami rooms are best to be viewed when the doors are wide open to the exterior, in warmer seasons. The explanations in Japanese give interesting historical facts, but lack the English translations... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place, this is suppose to be the last remaining "old days" government building. The visit starts with a short intro by a guide. After that we are free to explore the building. Maybe it was winter, there wasn't much crowd. Find a corner and sit there, feel and imagine the ancient guys going around back hundred of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually walked into here on the spur of the moment after visiting the market outside the front gates and was very pleased that I took the time to pay it a visit! It's a fascinating insight into the old judicial ways of Japan and how the buildings were laid out and the perks of being at the top of... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited this museum on the spur of the moment and were so pleased we did. It was a fascinating insight into how Japan was ruled and governed, why the Takayama area had been important, and was an interesting building in its own right. The private garden was looking gorgeous in its autumn colours and having the private rooms of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Had some time to kill and we opted for this "museum". This is the only ancient government building left in japan apparently. Quite a large compound with multiple meeting and living areas, kitchen and even a "torture chamber " for prisoners . It's however quite bare and lack English explanations . There was an interesting bit about the governor of... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

In excellent condition over a large ground makes this place well worth a visit. It was a Government House previously so as you walk through, you will have signs showing what each of the rooms where used for giving a lovely insight. The rooms over the garden are of particular note.

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