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“Piece of history”
Review of Takayama Jinya

Takayama Jinya
Ranked #5 of 160 things to do in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Jinya gave you an idea of what the hall looked like to the officials who had dealings with the government. Including the view of the garden from many of the rooms.

Not all of the information was in English and unfortunately I can't read Japanese.

Thank milliem98
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is vast, incredibly well preserved, and has sufficient English signage. If you have seen enough samurai movies it is very easy to picture officials receiving petitioners, courtiers signing documents, and servants preparing tea. If you don't have much prior knowledge of Japanese history/culture (or even if you do) it's probably a good idea to ask for an English-speaking guide.

Thank timocalder
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

this is definitely more of a locals market, we didn't visit the temple as we planned to hit more temples on the walking tour, but it was nice to see local produce. www.eatdrinktravelrepeat.com/takayama2

Thank Alisa S
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Tip#1: would be more interesting if u engaged an English-speaking guide. Otherwise a lot of exhibits wouldn't be very meaningful, since they were rather bare and simply tagged with some brief info.

Note that there's also a morning market outside (Jin-Mae market) which is very limited esp in winter (only 4 stalls were opened when I was there).

Thank thepetitvoyageur
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This place gives you an opportunity to look into the past of Takayama. Not in the scale of individual shop or business like the preservation town center but you'll learn how they run the city back then. It's in the center and the fee is not expensive. Definitely worth it.

Thank arayaBKK
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