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TOP > English > Tourism in Gifu Prefecture > Takayama Jinya (Historical Government Office)


TAKAYAMA JINYA has received an award, TripAdviser® Certificate of Excellence 2014.





front gate



Takayama Jinya received two stars in the 2015 Michelin Green Guide Japan.

★★ Two stars ... "worth a detour".


National Historic Relic : The Takayama Local Agency of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Although there were 64 regional headquarters and sub-headquarters during the Edo period, the Takayama Jinya is the only one existing today.

In 1692, Shogun Tokugawa took direct rule over Hida, and for the next 176 years until the Meiji restoration, 25 generations were sent from Edo to work as Administrators, Accountants and Police in the Takayama Jinya.

The present main building was constructed in 1816, and consists of the Public Administration Office, Grand Hall and Messengers Hall, all in their original condition. The Rice Storehouse that was used to store the rice collected as a tax was built in the 1600's, and is presently used as an exhibition space, displaying items from the time of direct rule to the Meiji period. There are over 250 separate historical displays including documents, maps and artifacts.





Opening Time

  March to October  (except August)   AM 8:45 ~ PM 5:00

  August                                          AM 8:45 ~ PM 6:00

  November to February                    AM 8:45 ~ PM 4:30



  December 29th, 31st and January 1st 


Admission Fees

    Individuals : 430 yen

   Groups      : 380 yen (Minimum 30)  

    Youth(18 and under) : Free


English Guide

   A free English guided tour is available on request.

   It is subject to be cancelled occaionally.

   Please enter at least 2 hours before the closing time. 



For further information please contact the Takayama Jinya Management office :

 1-5 Hachiken-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture

 Tel : +81(0)577-32-0643

 Fax : +81(0)577-32-0612

  E-mail :


Gifu Prefectural Government, 2-1-1 Yabuta-minami, Gifu-shi, 500-8570
Tel: 058-272-1111