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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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  • Up to you whether to visit or not. if you have visited other castles or local houses I think there is no need to pay entrance to visit this place.  more »
  • Get to see how people lived and no doubt some still do in Japan. Cultural experience but fun and chilled  more »
  • We were on a day tour and Takayama was our 2nd stop for the day. We had about 1.5 hr to explore this place and so it was quite a rushing visit, simply "touch and go" mode. The buildings here have...  more »
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  • If you are in Takayama already, it will be good to visit this place. It is location no. 19 on tourist map. Outside look like general temple we saw but it was an old government place for government staff to stay when they travelled to this town. There is small admission fee but High school students are free. The Jinya morning market (one of the 2 morning market in Takayama) is just right in front of this location as well. Many local products, fruits, food handmade bags, etc are sold with local and good price.
  • I really enjoyed the experience of visiting this place, very interesting to see the traditional architecture and the garden is really beautiful. There are some English translations, so you will be able to understand the majority of the explanations.
  • I guess it's a good place to visit if you like to see how Japanese lived in the past and you are a fan of historic Japan. It's a rather bland old building where you just walk around level 1 and there was no guided tour.
  • There's good idea that make a place for travellers only the red bridge not enough to make an activity that place nothing special or historical or anything but City government and people make that place. The street was good for visit on last evening shop and street open there lights that make its magical place for dating.
  • A beautiful house out of the Edo Period. It shows you how an official and his family used to live and conduct business there. A beautiful garden as well.

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