Takayama has been discovered for its abundance in timber resources, that made it thrive as the place where the local government office, the Takayama Jinya, is situated. It was taken full control and headed by the officials of the Edo Era, during the emergence of the Tokugawa Shogunate on 1692.
The rooms that once functioned as offices are still preserved as tatami rooms. It now serves as a local museum in Takayama City, which displays a collection of special belongings and documents of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
You can go to the renowned Christmas village in Shirakawa-go and the neighboring Gokayama to rev up your visit in Gifu.
Takayama Jinya is located near the Nakabashi Bridge, reachable via 10-minute walk from Takayama Station.
Admission to Takayama Jinya costs 430 yen. It is closed on December 29, 31 and January 1; and is open from 8:45 to 17:00 (until 16:30 from November to February, until 18:00 in August).
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