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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Lovely historical building

This building is of national historic interest and was the the administration building. we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard C
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Last one standing.

Of the approximately 64 regional Government headquarters during the Edo period, this is the only... read more

Reviewed yesterday
M V
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-0643
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Reviewed yesterday

This building is of national historic interest and was the the administration building. we were able too see working rooms, kitchen areas and sleeping areas. All beautifully presented and informative. There is a lot to see. Worth arriving early to be able to take time...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed yesterday

Of the approximately 64 regional Government headquarters during the Edo period, this is the only one left standing. It covers a large area and consists of the Public Administration Office, the Grand Hall and Messengers Hall. There is also a rice storehouse. Rice was used...More

Thank M V
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This 350 year old govt bldg is deceptively large, oh so japanese and interesting. Even without understanding Japanese we were able to understand the workings of this building which functioned until about 1975 as a municipal govt bldg. worth the visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to learn how the Hida offices operated throughout Tokugawa shogunate period (aka Edo Period), as the Takayama Jinya is the last remaining building of it's kind across the entire Japan. Totally worth the visit.

Thank Fausto A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takayama Jinya is a fascinating visit to Edo era architecture that doesn’t exist anymore - except with this building. It functioned as the administrative site for the Tokugawa shogunate power located in Edo (present day Tokyo), when most other outposts around Japan were ruled by...More

Thank LightPro
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit when in Takayama. A very well preserved place which used to serve as local government office and was still in use till 1969.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extensive old government building with much history given in English and a very well organised route around the various rooms. Well worth a visit and certainly an excellent way to spend our very wet afternoon!

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit. It is an old Edo complex of government offices and is quite extensive. It is a series of rooms with tatami matting but there are some interesting displays in an exhibition space towards the end. Signage is in...More

Thank Bernie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to see where the warrior ruling class lived in and did business in during the Edo era of Japan. The buildings and architecture are great and we'll taken care of. You can plan on spending around two hours here. NOTE :...More

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building offers excellent insight into a typical Japanese house/ offices in the olden days. One can see the various reception rooms and office rooms as well as the living quarters of the people who loved here, up to 100 at peak times! Everything has...More

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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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