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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- 
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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Very interesting building

Only a couple hundred years old but does show how the upper class of old Japan lived. It also is a large mirror of Japanese housing . No furniture but expansive spaces . Nice that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit, the palace is quite big and has many rooms were there are explanations in english so you can see how they lived and ruled the region in ancient times. Interesting.

Thank Alice T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a couple hundred years old but does show how the upper class of old Japan lived. It also is a large mirror of Japanese housing . No furniture but expansive spaces . Nice that it is preserved

Thank Steve R
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you ask/get the English free guide! Mayoma was our guide and we're so happy we got to enjoy her explanation and great mood! Make sure you get there early.

Thank ppaulocalado
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takayama was rich in timber and mining products that the Tokugawa Shogunate put it under its direct control in 1692 with Takayama Jinya functioning as the local government office. It was the only one surviving and restored among 60 of its kind in the whole of Japan. The key tasks of the officials sent from Edo (now Tokyo) was collecting... More 

Thank GabyVM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank MoMo09USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 

1 Thank Anna A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

1 Thank speninosmith
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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.

Thank D_Doting
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 

1 Thank travelmomABC
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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