Takayama JinyaCurrently Closed
- Address: 1-5 Hachiken-machi, Takayama, Japan
- Timings: 08:45 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-577320643
- Ticket Price: 430 JPY
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Family And Kids, Architecture
Takayama Jinya - Review
The Takayama Jinya is a government office that was used to get the Hida province under the rule of Edo Bakufu (Shogunate) and was formerly a residential place that belonged to Lord Kanamori.
The place was designated an historical site in 1929 and today is one of the most iconic places to see classic Japanese architecture with a fine use of wooden shingles, timber and clay store rooms. A farmers’ market is held here every morning and is the perfect time to explore the place as well try some local food.
Takayama Jinya Ticket Prices
- Admission Fee: Japanese Yen 430
Takayama Jinya Hours
- Open Daily: 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (until 4:30 pm from November to February, until 6:00 pm in August)
- Closed On: December 29, December 31 and January 1
How To reach Takayama Jinya by Public Transport
- By renting a bicycle.
- On foot
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Things to Know Before Visiting Takayama Jinya
67.82% of people who visit Takayama include Takayama Jinya in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.39% of people start their Takayama Jinya visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Takayama Jinya
58.46% of people prefer walking in order to reach Takayama Jinya
Takayama Jinya Trips
Takayama Jinya, Takayama Reviews
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.
Did not match my expectations. Without a guide there is not much supporting information about the building and the historical relevance. I think with a tour it might be worth your time/money, but I was done within 10 minutes and very bored. Maybe with a guide it's better.
Being able to walk around inside of this edo style building is really quite the occasion. You can get a sense of the hierarchy present in the culture and how that affects the way buildings are made, laid out and used. If you're a taller individual, mind your head! This building is not made for you. This is a great follow-up or introduction to a visit to the folk village. I only wish they had translated a bit more and put a little bit more props into the rooms to make it a 5/5
Amazingly well-maintained government house from the Edo era, the last of its kind in Japan. They offered a free English-speaking guide for just 2 of us, who gave us a quick tour of the house and called out small but very interesting architectural innovations from the era. There's even a mini museum set up in the old warehouse. The exhibits have extensive Japanese exposition, but only the titles are in English: only a handful have English translations. In winter/spring, the house is COLD, and you have to walk through it in your socks. Would be nice if they had more heating, but it's a good reminder of how people used to live back then.
We only had a brief stop in Takayama, but what we saw we absolutely loved. We had the best ramen ever in a small shop that only serves ramen..... Soooo good!! :D definitely worth the trip.