Takayama Jinya
Takayama Jinya
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8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,252 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    OK but Not Exciting
    This is the old government buidings. TBH there's not a huge amount to see, as there's several empty rooms, bedecked with tatami mats. It's only the info boards that bring to life went on here. The second half of the one-way (shoes-off) walkaround is more interesting. From empty offices you move on to more interesting areas of the place - stores, kitchens etc. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Martina1888
    Inverness, United Kingdom507 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Takayama Jinya
    I felt slightly underwhelmed by this former governmental builing. The walk through the different rooms was ok but there wasn't that much too see and I've seen more intriguing places. I'd recommend to visit only if you have some spare time, there are other more worthwhile places to visit in Takayama.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 17, 2023
  • chowso
    Gloucester, United Kingdom1,758 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting glimpse of the past
    This was an interesting building to explore and it wasn't crowded. It was raining and cold, so having to remove shoes for the whole experience, we started to get very cold and rushed at the end to be able to put our shoes back on. There is a lot of history, lovely gardens and some interesting exhibits. It's definitely worth visiting.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2024
  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learnt alot 👍
    This place is more interesting than we thought and definitely learnt alot from this visit. Understand more on the historical Takayama area, government officials in the past and see beautiful garden. The whole visit at leisure pace should take you about 45mins. Definitely worth the visit but do note the operating hours.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2024
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,252 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
This is the old government buidings. TBH there's not a huge amount to see, as there's several empty rooms, bedecked with tatami mats. It's only the info boards that bring to life went on here. The second half of the one-way (shoes-off) walkaround is more interesting. From empty offices you move on to more interesting areas of the place - stores, kitchens etc. Worth a visit.
Written September 30, 2023
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Helena H
London, UK1,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were surprised how interesting we found this building. We spent around an hour there and found it enjoyable. There were QR codes with explanations of various items. Also loved seeing the torture area and the loos!! The rice building area was closed off for repairs.
Written March 29, 2023
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Kent P
Batavia, OH101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
One of the few places open during covid. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I thought it'd be a quick walk through but was there over an hour. QR readers was a nice bonus plus most items have at least a little English explanation. I'd recommend visiting.
Written February 25, 2021
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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This place is more interesting than we thought and definitely learnt alot from this visit. Understand more on the historical Takayama area, government officials in the past and see beautiful garden. The whole visit at leisure pace should take you about 45mins. Definitely worth the visit but do note the operating hours.
Written June 7, 2024
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Roger W
Siebnen, Switzerland1,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This building was a place for the Edo-Bakufu Government from 1692 til 1868. It shows you how a building looked in this time. Inside you see many rooms and take a look around. For me it was nothing special but if you are interested in things like that you will like it. The building also looks nice from the outside so it was still worth to visit.
Written June 1, 2019
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edyTBD
malaysia215 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Up to you whether to visit or not. if you have visited other castles or local houses I think there is no need to pay entrance to visit this place.
Written February 12, 2020
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ns1991
Yardley, PA477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
.. but be sure to wear thick socks.

A historic official compound of the Edo period. Beautiful rooms, interesting exhibits of the period. A lovely garden, too.

English explanations somewhat scarce.

All in all, probably the #1 place to visit in Takayama.

You have to take off your shoes to go inside, which means a good hour or two in your socks. The building isn't heated, and it does get relatively cold here :)
Written March 31, 2019
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bostonray
West Palm Beach, FL3,792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
In use as an official government building complex from 1692 until 1969, this is the only existing building of its kind in Japan. A National Historic Site, the complex now houses a museum showcasing maps of the Hida region, historical town plans, documents of feudal lords, and the largest traditional rice storehouse in Japan. A visitor gets to see rooms that once served as guest rooms, conference rooms, office rooms, and an "interrogation" room depicting some persuasive methods.
Don't miss this important place of interest where shoguns, feudal lords, government officials dealing with tax collection, policing, forest management, tax collection, and rice (tax payment) storage all contributed to its history.
Go, enjoy.
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Written June 13, 2018
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alexgo1
Israel41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
I like museums such as this which are authentic, interesting and concise. You can finish it within two hours, so it's not too tiresome or overwhelming. And it is interesting and really easy to get the point of what they're trying to show you.
Highly recommended.
Written October 16, 2015
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vnm2738
Dededo, null, United States23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Nice and priestine jinya. It would help if you can read Japanese especially at the Storage House. This place has very old relics from the past. It was very peaceful and quiet despite the many tourists passing through. They even had a Japanese dance and musical instrument performance. We enjoyed our visit there. The staff were very helpful also. Yes, most of the staff we spoke to spoke English.
Written September 28, 2015
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