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Takayama Jinya

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A very interesting and extensive structure.

This is a very well preserved civic building consisting of an elaborate layout of an extensive... read more

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Gregory W
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Old Government Building

Well preserved Shogun era government administrative office. Many rooms. Fascinating to imagine how... read more

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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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1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Reviewed today

This is a very well preserved civic building consisting of an elaborate layout of an extensive number of rooms, all used previously for specific purposes, including not just government business, but also district food storage, cooking facilities, washing areas, toilets and wood storage. You will...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well preserved Shogun era government administrative office. Many rooms. Fascinating to imagine how the officials carry out their duties in this building. Interesting to know that there were entrances for people of different status then. There was a room in the inner courtyard meant for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building serves as the administrative offices for the federal government in the area. Although the inside of the building, to my best k owl edge, can’t be visited, the facade and the inner courtyard is well worth a photo stop.

Thank IsaacGBerkovsky
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As others have noted, most of the information is in Japanese only, but the architecture is admirably well-preserved and the buildings are very interesting.

Thank K3497TPgregorym
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

When the guide said we were going to a govt building, we were not all that interested. However it is a very interesting example of Japanese buildings and definitely worth the visit

Thank np111
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went in after finding it next to the morning markets. Built during the Edo period it is the last remaining government building of this time in history. Much bigger than it appears on the outside with beautifully preserved items and rooms. Lots of surprising...More

Thank Maryia_12
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We ducked in here after Festival performance and found it to be just fantastic. It was wide open, with easy to get around interiors that really allowed a really peaceful and un crowded visit.

Thank boscoblake
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This was built during the Edo period, one of the samurai's lived here as well. It's really peaceful and would suggest to take an English guide as there is less English signs. Should visit if you are in Takayama.

Thank 620anikaw
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The site - a rebuilt tax collection post - was interesting to see. The Barn-like warehouse / museum had a number of interesting exhibits, and from some of them in English, one could guess at the significance and history of the various uprisings and unrest....More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This used to be the old administrative annex temple complex but is now a museum. Very nice complex, good impression of how things were in the past.

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Response from Navigate809573 | 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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