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Takayama Municipal Government Memorial Hall

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Address: 4-15 Shinmeimachi, Takayama 506-0821, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-0406

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Free museum

Was there on a rainy and cold day but that did not stop me from walking around Takayama and the Municipal Government Hall was free admission, worth the visit.

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Quack H

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Dunsborough, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the old heart of Takayama. It's free to visit and has an interesting photo display that shows the past history of the region.

Thank BabyboomerWA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Was there on a rainy and cold day but that did not stop me from walking around Takayama and the Municipal Government Hall was free admission, worth the visit.

Thank Quack H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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557 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

As a couple of English-speaking Americans, we didn't get a lot out of our visit to this historic site. It is an impressive complex of buildings, but difficult to comprehend. There is a nice garden area.

Thank CKT808
Albany, NY
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I expected to have no signs in English and a few items on display but I was plenty surprised. First a lot of items had English translation and signs for some artifacts in English as well. This home and government buildings is well maintained and gives you a good idea how life was lived during the 1600's. All of this... More 

Thank cma0651
Munich, Germany
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained and very interesting! It wasn't very busy and the staff is very polite. It's gives you an idea how Japan was years ago and how the municipal government was operated. Unfortunately the most signs are only on Japanese, so you don't really understand what you are looking at exactly.

Thank JillianMay
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We found this place late in the day and we're tired from being in our feet. We almost skipped it because the name of the building is so boring, But we are so glad we took the time to go, even my cynical teens! We were delighted to find that high school teenagers and younger are free, so that was... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were to tired to go in. The architecture was incredible and we enjoyed that. We actually went back to the market for some more shopping. Looking for a vase!

Thank Marc M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Very well preserved and well maintained. Definitely worth a visit as you get to see how a really old municipal government building actually looks like and with a bit of imagination, you can imagine how it was run during the Edo era.

Thank MommyYo
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

昔の市役所です。古い建物の雰囲気はたっぷりです。特に案内はありませんが 休憩もかねて立ち寄ってみてください。 This is the old town hall. Take your shoes off, come feel the atmosphere of Japan You take rest in this old building.

Thank 我遊民
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130 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This is my little rant... almost nothing in this museum is translated to English. Shame as the place is beautiful and seems interesting. This is probably a useless review as nobody there can read my comment lol

Thank Frog_Singap

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