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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. To visit Takayama Jinya on your trip to Takayama, use our Takayama trip itinerary planner.
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  • This exceeded our expectations. It really is a trip back in time. Being there on a cool day brought into focus the reality of living in the mountains pre-central heating. 
  • It is the former residence of the Governor of the region. It's a visit to see what looked like a building of that time. The tour is interesting, and inside is very nice to visit, it's really a call to make. The visit is done in socks, as for all buildings whose floor is covered with tatami
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  • It is a tent. We recommend the tour admission fees, but ❗ life Buri of Hida province, clearly displayed, there was a lot of interesting things.
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  • The Edo period government office for the Hida region. It's interesting to wander through it's numerous rooms and the converted rice storage buildings which house a collection of feudal era documents and belongings.
  • Edo period building, entrance is about 600yens. The signs and explanations are also provided in english which is very welcome.
  • They english tour guide was amazing - make sure you go with one otherwize less interesting
  • Very interesting look at the structure of the old Japanese government. Enjoy...might be best with a guide.
  • is good place to vist for better understanding from what class (tatame) all about😊😊 & very nice Japanese garden🌸🌷🍀