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Takayama Jinya

1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-0643
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Cold in the winter

You have to take off shoes to enter the place. It’s really cold in the winter. Do wear socks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
winterpine
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Singapore, Singapore
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nice

I must admit I wasn't all that keen to go in, and I'm glad we spent the hour wandering around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
niasa147
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Osaka, Japan
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This interesting structure has been a government building since the 17th century and is now open to the public.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“edo period” (31 reviews)
“tatami mats” (10 reviews)
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1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to take off shoes to enter the place. It’s really cold in the winter. Do wear socks. Please ask for an English guide, you can learn more with the English guide. They did some explanations before we entered the place and walk by...More

Thank winterpine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit I wasn't all that keen to go in, and I'm glad we spent the hour wandering around. Good informative signage and you really got a sense of the place when it would have been operational. Very nice gardens, especially in autumn. Well...More

Thank niasa147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful maintained monument. Excellent exhibition of how Japanese governmentals lived in those days.

Thank rolfvg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takayama Jinya is a well preserved government buildings in the past and had now been converted into a museum. It just give tourists a sense of how government offices in Edo period were. Entrance fee is required for this site. There is a morning market...More

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well preserved compound and you are free to roam around or even sit around (although as usual there's always the "usual route" arrows guiding you). There are English explanations around so no worries there.

1  Thank Yew Hong N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such history to see here. The buildings were excellent and the insides were immaculately preserved so you could see life as it was back in feudal times

Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Unless you have plenty of time or a great interest in Japanese history there does not seem a lot to this building. Whilst on an organised tour we visited many similar buildings and began to lose interest. The surrounding area has much more to offer.

Thank RodgerH74
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Well worth a visit for a history lovers. Old preserved complex of government buildings from the Edo period. While one might lack English explanations in some places, but you get a feeling how it was during whose times. Tax collection, rice granary, torture rooms,beautiful autumn...More

Thank endis
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is an old (Edo period) government office building complex converted into a museum (ticketed). It is quite large with rooms after rooms after rooms. It tries to give you an idea of how the Japanese bureaucracy used to work during the Edo period. We...More

Thank Ankur P
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Walking around the morning market, the hawkers are so quiet and polite to customers. The fruits and the grocery stuffs have own culture and the fruits really taste good with low price! It’s a place worth to see!

Thank Dianatse
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Arlene M
11 February 2017|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
I can not find free English speaking guide. On the other hand, I can give you some information about paid guide. A fee is charged when individuals use the guide’s services. Contact: Overseas Strategy Office, Takayama City... More
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