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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Wonderful historic government administrative office

Takayama Jinya was a branch office of the Edo Bakufu (government) from 1692 to 1868 and is the only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon H
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Las Vegas, Nevada
National Historic Sites of Edo Period

There is a historical tale. In old era, Tokyo was called Edo. Edo was the capital of Edo period... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
shopping74
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Tokyo
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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 2 weeks ago

Takayama Jinya was a branch office of the Edo Bakufu (government) from 1692 to 1868 and is the only existing building of its kind in Japan. For 176 years, 25 generations of Daikans (head officials) were sent from the Edo government (in Tokyo) to perform...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a historical tale. In old era, Tokyo was called Edo. Edo was the capital of Edo period (early 17c to mid 19c). In Edo era, Tokugawa Clan governed all Japan as Shogunate family name. Takayama city is closed to Hida city. Hida is...More

Thank shopping74
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Very quaint village with a fun area to shop and visit. Shopping was lovely with terrific shops. We also stopped at the mannequin floats. They were amazing.

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This complex is the only one of this kind left in Japan. I arrived rather late 4h30 so there were no guides left. It is possible to take in all the rooms in half an hour. There are some explanations in English. In the annexe...More

Thank Mark_Daemen
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Part of this complex is the only existing building of its kind in Japan. The older part was government offices from the Edo Period. It was used as a courthouse and a tax collection centre of rice and soya beans. A free guided tour in...More

Thank InvieTraveller
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

In use as an official government building complex from 1692 until 1969, this is the only existing building of its kind in Japan. A National Historic Site, the complex now houses a museum showcasing maps of the Hida region, historical town plans, documents of feudal...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

A place to learn about Japanese history. We had a guided tour which way useful but there are leaflets about th interior

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t really of interest to us, was worth waking past but that’s about it. Better things to see in such a beautiful town!

Thank Holderthoughts
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We went here on a guided tour. Well worth doing that. It is a vast property that includes municipal/administration rooms as well as living quarters. Rooms were in the traditional Japanese style with little furniture and tatami mats for the floor. We got to see...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Our tour visited the Takayama Jinya. We were shown through the offices with detailed explanations of what the various rooms were used for. For me the most fascinating item was the rice storehouse. It had been converted to a museum with several educational exhibits. I...More

Thank Ed C
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Arlene M
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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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