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Takayama Jinya

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Address: 1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-0643
08:45 - 17:00
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th...

This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.

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Heritage in good condition. Throw back the history in hundred years ago

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.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Unclepo13
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 kind in Japan." Guided Tours are available at no additional charge and it is wheelchair... More 

Thank Wasessa
Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 carpenters is all around.

Thank normannorma1
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit. The shrine has beautiful gardens very well kept. I would highly recommend to visit this place.

Thank Nuria F
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86 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit, didnt realky need English speaking guide as signs did tell you what the myriad of empty rooms had been used for. Shame more of the rooms didnt have any if original furniture in them. Hard to imagine life in The rooms when just tatami on the floor. Garden is beautiful, even in early Spring. Store house... More 

Thank Colleen W
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was no English speaking tour the day we went, but we had a wonderful time anyway exploring the rooms, taking in the serenity of the place and the time it must've taken to painstakingly build this structure, plus checking out some of the displays that did have English translations. We're glad that we stopped in, as museums aren't typically... More 

Thank VintageZen
Lewes, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly large and well preserved building gives an insight into what government buildings were like in the past. Not a lot to display, but interesting to walk around the various rooms and see which each one was used for. Several entrances provided for various levels of job importance. This is a shoe removal building and there are areas of Tatami... More 

Thank PeterHillsLewes
Ringsted, Denmark
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in a hurry, so we did not have time to wait for the english guided tour. That was a mistake, because almost all information is in Japanese. But nice place.

Thank Mads_Kruuse
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as tour party so had our own local guide which always helps. Blessed with good weather so able to wander around at will. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank tabbymin

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