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Takayama Jinya

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Address: 1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-0643
08:45 - 17:00
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th...

This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.

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Good old place

A Meiji ear administrative building, provides a good insight into the history of Japan. Although not a must visit, but if you are planning a visit to Nakabashi, another important... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Meiji ear administrative building, provides a good insight into the history of Japan. Although not a must visit, but if you are planning a visit to Nakabashi, another important spots (only for photographs and selfies, nothing to see), then drop by this place. They charge some 450 yen as entry fee, but its worth that much !

Thank gcpradhan1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a short time walking around this beautiful historic building which is well worth the visit, worth the walk. The fresh fruit bun from the bakery across the road and the fresh apples on sale out the front rounded it off.

Thank SouthOztraveller
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Only those who loves Japanese history will appreciate the artifacts. There are many rooms for different purposes. I appreciate the building structure, and its surrounding garden. It has nice photo spots.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

It is the only remaining old government house in Japan with full structure. We had a good English translation from the staff which gave us an overview of the history and the building itself before the visit. So, it helps us to understand the exhibits. It could be boring for young children. Please ask for English translation when you purchase... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was interesting to visit the various sections of the building, gaining some understanding of how the government office functioned in the olden days. The garden at the centre was quite beautiful, though not very large.

Thank Stayoshi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great for those who loves history. Unfortunately it's a bit small, and there're only few places with English explanation.

Thank Nadia K
Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Typical Japanese style houses ... Nothing special. Quite similar to houses visited in Osaka and Kyoto.

Thank Lay8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Large complex with various rooms showcasing the place where government officials of the olden days work, rest and interrogate prisoners. There's a beautiful garden in the centre of the complex.

Thank wlliew
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Jinya used to be a government building. It had a lot of things you wouldn't see in visits to shrines including depictions on how administration worked in the olden days. If you're a history buff, you'll get a nice kick out of the experience, otherwise, it's just a lot of open floors with an ok garden. Unfortunately, a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This former government office now open to the public gives an insight into how 'business' was done in past years. Shoes off and walk through the tatami matted passages and rooms to see what their former functions had been (signs in English) Additional buildings are set up as display areas displaying a variety of items depicting the history of the... More 

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