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Takayama Jinya, Takayama

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Visit Takayama Jinya, the only surviving "Jinya," a government office during the Edo period. The structure was built in the late 17th century to be used by officials from Edo to govern the Hida region around Takayama. Reconstructed in 1816 and used as a public office building until 1969, it's the only building of its type that remains in Japan. Step inside to explore the chambers, evocative of the Japanese lifestyle of the period. Wander through the workspaces, kitchens, and meeting rooms, or hang out in the peaceful courtyard. Work out when and for how long to visit Takayama Jinya and other Takayama attractions using our handy Takayama tour itinerary tool .
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  • A interesting site where you can understand Japan historical building style. Clean, quiet but really cold in winter. Walking along the route you can find the difference style of function room.  more »
  • Looks like I'm relieve a lively tidbit of shops in the area closed, but. Will local Grandma come shopping in the morning.
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  • In this 3rd visit finally made into tents. Why the previous two times without putting in the hours and days, because it was in this mind settled. Tents being found in the description of the taxi driver and volunteer guides. One time we listen to guides. It is always hiding the horrible history.
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  • It's interesting to see a glimpse of how Japanese Samurai lived in the past. I'm mostly shook'd by the Torture Chamber, Weaponry and housewares collection and the men-carried Carriage. Plastic bags are provided to cover our footwear and wet umbrellas. Please return the plastic covers to the staff at the exit. Please do not step into exhibition areas or touch things you are not allowed to touch. Some items are vulnerable. Please be considerate in using nano-pod (selfie stick). You might end up disturbing other visitors or causing damage to exhibited items.
  • Arrived 3.30pm and opening time was until 4.30pm yet not allowed in anymore. There were supposed to be English guides as well. Passed by 3 times in total and each time the answer was 'later' and last time well...see the above. 2 stars because it's supposed to be nice and gives good explanation and feel about edo period.
  • Worth to go if you want to understand about history of Japan. If not, it is still a nice place to enjoy the nice scene. We went here in Nov, and could see falling red leaves!
  • Very interesting to learn about the history of Japan. A very historic building and helpful guides that explain all you want to know.
  • Located a short walk from Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya served as the local administrative offices of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan from 1600 to 1868. The compound itself dates back to 1615 and the present buildings date back to 1816. You can tour the rooms and learn about how business was conducted back in the day. Rice was paid as tax during the Tokugawa Period and you’ll note the all-important rice granary in the compound.
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