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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Well restored government building from the Edo period. It gives an interesting insight into the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Fully restored government building

This fully restored historical government house, allows access into all rooms within this lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good52%
  • 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 days ago via mobile

Well restored government building from the Edo period. It gives an interesting insight into the feudal life in Japan in those days. One can wander around in the large building and former storage rooms. Plenty of comments in English. A must do in Takayama.

Thank Marjo1187
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fully restored historical government house, allows access into all rooms within this lovely building. Each room has a description of what it was used for & display of items found/used there. The route through the building allows access both inside & out.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a complex of old building, used by government then. Not much special, but during winter time, covered in snow, the area around this building to the Nakabashi bridge was super nice to see and enjoy on foot.

1  Thank bidwisely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to believe that these buildings that served as the local government offices were in official use until 1969. We might expect a large stone edifice with thousands of artifacts and ornate furniture. It's not. In the 17rh century, this area, because of its...More

1  Thank BluePointer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited and were glad we did. Access a bit cluttered by large school groups and a large number of coaches. Would still give it a go as it's right on the edge of town.

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strange to walk through this unique historical sites and just envision their warrior style of government and power. while it may look so simple too us now, it was the office of the Edo Bakufu government for close to 265 years. The simplicity of Japan's...More

Thank Alexa8776
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

1  Thank aussietraveller47
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 16 May 2017 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 14 May 2017

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
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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 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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