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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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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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Visit to Takayama

It's worth going but it is quite hot in the summer. We walked through a number of street with the old houses. The streets are very cleaned but most of the shops will close by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's worth going but it is quite hot in the summer. We walked through a number of street with the old houses. The streets are very cleaned but most of the shops will close by around 5pm. There is not a lot of tourists therefore it is very relaxing and peaceful. You need to pay an entrance fee for most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Edo period ( built in 17th century) administrative and government building complete with offices, court, antique bathroom, store rooms. English tour was not available but there was lots of signs in English and we learned a lot. Great for rainy day as well but would highly recommend to everyone. Everything is on one floor once you claimed two,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place. Though the entire rambling structure is not original, the folks who restored it have done a great job of blending the old with the new. The Takayama area was one of the areas under direct control of the Tokugawa shoguns and this is the place from which that control happened. Apparently, it is the only... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting museum where you can learn a lot about the municipal government of old Takayama. Unfortunately most signs are not in English.

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Thank D_Doting
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a whim, and was pleasantly surprised to discover this museum. Even without understanding much of the history, the building architecture itself was highly impressive. It was very spacious with many rooms to explore. Don't forget to look up and admire the huge timber beams supporting the roof of the rice storage building. Maybe we got lucky but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from the small marketplace, this is a great temple to visit, it transports you back to the edi period of japan. I loved the architecture of the building and helpful signs to for english speakers and helpful direction signs to navigate around the place well. Definitely worth a visit of your in takayama

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takayama Jinya is an an admisitration palace/center, where the high officer from Edo and the local officer together with their staff ruled the area. Taxes were collected, civil and criminal court cases handled, messages sent and received, meetings ans ceremonies held - everything that is being done in various administration buildings today, too, just without electricity, computers and stuff. We... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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