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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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  • He was able to slow the culmination of the fall! This is also good to look at. Tatami room couldn't get a foot in the city, put on the shoes was, but. .. Pretty garden where you played ... Sit down and look at where you created a while ...
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  • But stay outside to admire the architecture, visiting the Interior brings not much.
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  • We visited in October as we were staying in Takayama, we enjoyed walking around the remaining rooms however the main downside is that many of the exhibits did not come with English or Latin character ...  more »
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  • A traditional Japanese house that was preserved since the Edo period. All the house items, utensils and etc are display like a museum. It gives you a clearly picture on how the Japanese live and understand their culture as there a display that have full elaboration. Nice garden too.
  • The traditional and original house for government. This place is well preserved. This is a must go attraction in Takayama. For you to understand the culture here.
  • Great visit. Must see for the old style housing with sliding doors and tatami mats.
  • A hidden gem of Japanese history. Free tour in English by the staff, so friendly and knowledgeable about the building and traditions.
  • An old building with long history and interesting history that become a museum. This museum is spacious and there are english description inside and also an english-written pamphlet.

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Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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