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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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National Historic Sites of Edo Period

There is a historical tale. In old era, Tokyo was called Edo. Edo was the capital of Edo period... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
shopping74
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Very quaint village with a fun area to shop and visit. Shopping was lovely with terrific shops. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara T
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a historical tale. In old era, Tokyo was called Edo. Edo was the capital of Edo period (early 17c to mid 19c). In Edo era, Tokugawa Clan governed all Japan as Shogunate family name. Takayama city is closed to Hida city. Hida is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint village with a fun area to shop and visit. Shopping was lovely with terrific shops. We also stopped at the mannequin floats. They were amazing.

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This complex is the only one of this kind left in Japan. I arrived rather late 4h30 so there were no guides left. It is possible to take in all the rooms in half an hour. There are some explanations in English. In the annexe...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of this complex is the only existing building of its kind in Japan. The older part was government offices from the Edo Period. It was used as a courthouse and a tax collection centre of rice and soya beans. A free guided tour in...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

A place to learn about Japanese history. We had a guided tour which way useful but there are leaflets about th interior

Thank jackie_rogers59
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t really of interest to us, was worth waking past but that’s about it. Better things to see in such a beautiful town!

Thank Holderthoughts
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We went here on a guided tour. Well worth doing that. It is a vast property that includes municipal/administration rooms as well as living quarters. Rooms were in the traditional Japanese style with little furniture and tatami mats for the floor. We got to see...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Our tour visited the Takayama Jinya. We were shown through the offices with detailed explanations of what the various rooms were used for. For me the most fascinating item was the rice storehouse. It had been converted to a museum with several educational exhibits. I...More

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and at an entry of I think approx 400¥ per adult it was well worth it. Well preserved building to give you a real sense of what buildings were like back in those ages.

Thank Colum S
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I can not find free English speaking guide. On the other hand, I can give you some information about paid guide. A fee is charged when individuals use the guide’s services. Contact: Overseas Strategy Office, Takayama City... More
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