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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Fascinating insight into the past

This museum is very interesting, with several different buildings. Very worthwhile. Would have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marcus Beach
Surprising Building

The former government historical house and the only surviving regional government office out of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Luton, United Kingdom
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  • Average17%
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1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is very interesting, with several different buildings. Very worthwhile. Would have appreciated a tour in English.

Thank shelleydark
Reviewed 5 days ago

The former government historical house and the only surviving regional government office out of about 60.Looking like a temple outside, inside a series of interwoven rooms all with their tatami mats, hence shoes off. Loved the way this building was built and how everything links...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old house looks like a temple but was actually used as a government building and is very well preserved, in fact the only one of its kind left in Japan. Our tour was conducted in English so we were able to understand everything easily...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only former government outpost from the Edo period still standing in Japan. Best to go with a guide (or someone who knows their history of the place) who is able to bring out the history of Takayama as you traverse through the many rooms....More

Thank Adele W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a pleasant hour here and it was not busy probably because everyone was looking at the floats which Takayama are famous for, outside. Anyway, this gives a really good insight into how the administration was organised in the Shogun times and there is amazing...More

Thank Tiish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old and traditional Japanese office with everything in one place. Offices, interrogation room, torture room and rice granary on site. Outside looks like a typical Japanese shrine and until you go inside , don't realize that it was a office building.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique for Japanese historic sights of this age - you get to walk through it. An old government building which looks like a temple from the front - very much worth a visit to walk through the tatami rooms and see the inner courtyard garden.

1  Thank Unclepo13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with hubby as part of the Titan "Essence of Japan" trip. The leaflet says this is a "branch office of the Edo Bakufu (government) from 1692 to 1868. It is designated as a National historic site and is the only exisiting building of its...More

Thank Wasessa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The heritage is quite big in size, spent for 1 hour at here. The condition is good probably because of few times renovation did. So quiet and peaceful.

Thank ShereeseT
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The explanation of the guide was very helpful in understanding some of the nuances in Japanese society in that time. Most of the visit is within the house so without shoes and the floors are cold in April! The evidence of the craftsmanship of the...More

Thank normannorma1
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Arlene M
Looking for a free English speaking guide for Takayama We'll be ther Oct. 26-28, 2017
12 February 2017|
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Response from bobster4u | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I'm not sure if an English speaking person is available as a guide. Sorry.