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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Waste of time--better just to skip it

It's super boring and there's nothing interesting to see inside. The architecture isn't even that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah D
beautiful and interesting

This old house is just magnificently maintained. Almost everything is in a very very good condition... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's super boring and there's nothing interesting to see inside. The architecture isn't even that aesthetically pleasing either. I'd recommend just going to Sanmachi Suji or somewhere outside of Takayama instead. Don't waste your time and your money here.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old house is just magnificently maintained. Almost everything is in a very very good condition although it is an old house.It is really interesting to know this kind of ancient important house in Takayama. It is not difficult to find this Takayama Jinya as...More

Thank iwsantoso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is amazing that this ancient building was the administrative headquarters of the area until 1969. It is vast and has many rooms, with simple explanations in English, though little furniture or art. They have tried hard to explain what went on here and the...More

Thank Buckster21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located a short walk from Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya served as the local administrative offices of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan from 1600 to 1868. The compound itself dates back to 1615 and the present buildings date back to 1816. You can tour the...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Very interesting historically. Very few English explanations, but there are free guided tours in English part of the time.

Thank Morten N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lots of rooms to walk round. Not many signs in english to explain the exhibits but enjoyable. Not too busy when we went there so pleasant looking around.

Thank hcbradley
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Located downtown. One of 2 morning markets are in the front courtyard of this building. Toured on our own, lots of history of Takayama. You get a glimpse of how people lived, and how important Takayama was in the Edo period.

Thank ekym0m
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Takayama Jinya is the only government facility that exists from the time before the Edo period. A beautiful and highly recommended visit if in Takayama. Truly breathtaking beauty!

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visited with a group. Old government facility. Interesting exhibits and stories behind. Definitely the stop in Takayama.

Thank iamkarinka
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting site with lots of stuff to see. Garden was dry so not too impressive although the potential is there. Oldest site for Edo Bakufu (shogun government) although largely rebuilt. To make it 5 stars, it needs the garden to be livened up to...More

Thank Bruce S
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Arlene M
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
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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