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Takayama Jinya

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Address: 1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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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
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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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Worth a visit, but hideously crowded

This is an attraction for the tourist who wants to see this history of the place and is willing to put up with horrible crowding to do it. It is fascinating to get a personal view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Insouciant1
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San Francisco, California
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful insight into how the Japanese bureaucracy lived and worked in the past. Beautifully maintained buildings and gardens. Could do with a little more signage for western tourist

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is this building an impressive example of Japanese way of building and space organizing, it is also the single left example of it's kind. It is quite big, walking the route you can see different rooms and imagine, how officers worked here. there is also exhibition regarding history of Takayama and segun government, but it's mostly in Japanese... More 

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Thank Anna F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous morning wondering around takayama jinya. Made better by the fact on that day they were show casesing a tridtional tea ceremony.. Small down side note slot of English translations on the displays..

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Thank Kira C
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an attraction for the tourist who wants to see this history of the place and is willing to put up with horrible crowding to do it. It is fascinating to get a personal view of the place where regional government was housed and some understanding of how it worked, but this is a mandatory stop for all group... More 

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Clermont, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a privet guide, so this was a great spot where we were able to learn a lot about Feudal Japan.

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Thank Kathleen N
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building itself is well preserved and historically interesting. However, the interior is very sparse. If they could try to reconstruct some of the rooms a bit more to what they used to look like in the Edo period, I think it would help visualising the fascinating history behind this building. As it is, most of the rooms were more... More 

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Thank arevan_1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takayama Jinya is an ancient governor's office during the Edo Period. If you are interested in the lifestyle of Samurai, the visit of this site is strongly recommended.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A well-preserved site showing an official's home in Edo Bakufu government from 1692-1868. Worth to visit.

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Hawick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Originating from the early 1600s, Takayama-jinja translates as Administration House. The building has been reconstructed since then and there are several interesting displays, not least the torture chamber!

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Found this as we were going to the market (which was quite sparse). The building is how you would expect feudal Japan to be with matted areas, sliding doors and a well manicured garden. Some interesting exhibits, especially the samurai armour and implements for dealing with criminals!! While we were there some traditional carpentry was ongoing which was interesting. Well... More 

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