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Takayama Jinya

Housed in a traditional Edo Period government complex, this interesting museum tells of Takayama's significance to the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Takayama Jinya is a former government outpost that now functions as a museum, showcasing Takayama's grand history. Admire its traditional architecture, learn about the government processes that took place within its halls and browse exhibits of official documents.

Though the original outpost dates back to the 17th century, the current building is a reconstruction from 1816. This government office was built to supervise the rich wood resources in the Hida Province surrounding Takayama.

Examine the typical Edo Period architecture of the outpost, which features wooden shingle roofs and an imposing entrance. The structure is primarily supported by dark cypress beams, sourced from local forests. In winter, a light sprinkling of snow covers the site.

Explore the simple, open rooms of the interior and notice the traditional tatami mats carpeting the floors. These spaces once served as offices, conference rooms and residential areas for government officials. Of particular interest is an interrogation room, where suspects were questioned for crimes.

Venture next door to an earthen storehouse, which dates back to the 1600s. This building, used to keep rice, is the largest traditional storehouse in Japan. Today, it houses a museum devoted to the history of Takayama Jinya. Wander around the exhibits and look at belongings, old maps and town plans that were used by Takayama's feudal lords.

Visit Takayama Jinya early to catch the morning markets, which is set up in front of the outpost. This farmers’ market, which has operated for over 3 centuries, sells a variety of dried foods, homemade pickles and wild vegetables.

During the Takayama Spring Festival, the streets around Takayama Jinya come alive with parades and colorful decorations. Stop by the Ippon-sugi Hakusan Shrine to see traditional lion dances.

Find Takayama Jinya in Takayama's old town, a well-preserved district of traditional shopfronts, saké breweries and cottages in the east of the city. Walking here from Takayama's central station will take around 10 minutes. Takayama Jinya is open daily and has a small admission fee.


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Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama Ekimae ¥6,710
Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama Ekimae

Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama Ekimae

1-86-1,Showa-cho, Takayama, Gifu
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 15 minutes. Takayama Station is 6 minutes by foot.

    Hida Hanasatonoyu Takayama Ouan ¥15,718
    Hida Hanasatonoyu Takayama Ouan

    Hida Hanasatonoyu Takayama Ouan

    4-313 Hanasato-machi, Takayama, Gifu
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Takayama Traditional Culture and Crafts Square are also within 15 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 4-minute walk.

      WAT HOTEL& SPA HIDA TAKAYAMA ¥7,240
      WAT HOTEL& SPA HIDA TAKAYAMA

      WAT HOTEL& SPA HIDA TAKAYAMA

      3-39-1, Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu-ken
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Takayama Jinya, Kusakabe Mingei-kan, and Takayama Yatai Kaikan. Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village and Hida-no-Sato are also within 2 mi (3 km). Takayama Station is 7 minutes by foot.

        Takayama Green Hotel ¥7,545
        Takayama Green Hotel

        Takayama Green Hotel

        2-180 Nishinoisshiki-machi, Takayama, Gifu-ken
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Takayama Jinya, Miyagawa Morning Market, and Hida-no-Sato. Takayama Yatai Kaikan is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Takayama Station is 8 minutes by foot.

          Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama - Adults Only ¥8,750
          Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama - Adults Only

          Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama - Adults Only

          5-41 Nada-machi, Takayama, Gifu
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Takayama Jinya and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Hida-no-Sato. Takayama Station is only a 3-minute walk.

            Country Hotel Takayama ¥5,058
            Country Hotel Takayama

            Country Hotel Takayama

            6-38 Hanasatomachi, Takayama, Gifu-ken
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              Best Western Hotel Takayama ¥12,231
              Best Western Hotel Takayama

              Best Western Hotel Takayama

              6-6 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu-ken
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 2-minute walk.

                Hoshokaku ¥11,454
                Hoshokaku

                Hoshokaku

                1-88 Baba-machi, Takayama, Gifu-ken
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Takayama Jinya and Shiroyama Park. Miyagawa Morning Market and Takayama Yatai Kaikan are also within 15 minutes. Takayama Station is 16 minutes by foot.