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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Takayama Jinya Reviews
Not the coolest thing you could see in Japan or in Hida region, but can be a nice detour for 30 minutes. If you can enjoy a quieter day in Takayama then is a good relaxing place to walk barefoot in. more »
高山陣屋は日本で唯一、現存する江戸時代の代官所らしいです。朝市が正午までやってます。中国人ばかりでした。 more »Takayama Jinya is the only official office in Japan that exists in the Edo period. The morning market is doing until noon. It was only Chinese.
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.
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