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Takayama Jinya

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Address: 1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 577-32-0643
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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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At first glance just am old government building - but actually really interesting

If you like old Japanese architecture, then you'll love wandering around this grand old building. Surprisingly interesting, I must admit I wasn't all that keen to go in, but my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
EugalB
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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house. Nice inner Japanese garden. Very educational on how this house was being used a few hundred years ago.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like old Japanese architecture, then you'll love wandering around this grand old building. Surprisingly interesting, I must admit I wasn't all that keen to go in, but my wife convinced me and I'm glad we spent the hour wandering around. Good informative signage and you really got a sense of the place when it would have been operational.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting historical government building where meetings and official meetings with Government officials were held in the past. Traditional kitchen and storage for rice are preserved.

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Callanish, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takayama Jinya is a former government outpost, established in order to bring the Hida Province under the direct control of the Edo Bakufu (Shogunate). It's of interest in that you see the different offices used for taxation purposes, etc, and various aspects of the period's traditional architecture. A fair bit of walking is necessary within the site, but, for once,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting walking through the rooms and out into the beautiful gardens - includes a morning local market to wander around.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't origionally going to visit as Japanese houses and buildings tend to be very similiar inside - lots of square or rectangular rooms with tatami mats and little else. However, this one was more interesting because of the purpose it was used for and the fact it contained more exhibts and historical information - albeit somwhat limited in english. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You pay 430 yen to enter this attraction. It is not far from the red bridge and in front of it there is a market. OK for what it is but I wouldn't waste the time or money.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building housed the seat of the Shogun's Regional Local Government during the Edo Period (1692-1868) and is the only survivor in Japan. Well preserved and interesting. Restoration is ongoing, but does not detract from viewing.

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As most of all the reviews say... it is very nice and brings you back in time... but.. visitors are requested to leave their shoes outside. In November it is quite cold without proper warm (extra) socks, especially since the tour takes you through rooms that have windows wide open and even a porch (that connects the household's chambers to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific and interesting museum, well worth the time and money which gives a good insight into earlier times in Takayama.

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