Takayama Jinya (高山陣屋) is a former government outpost that was established in order to bring the Hida Province under the direct control of the Edo Bakufu (Shogunate). It was in official use from 1692 to 1969. (That's 277 years!!!) There used to be a number of these buildings across Japan but this is also the only one left today. (More reasons to visit!)
|The crests of hollyhock on the lanterns and hanging screens indicated that |
Takayama was under direct control of the Edo Shogunate.
|an old style urinal|
I wonder how they flush these...
There is also a store house next to the main building. It was used to store crops back in the days but is now used as a museum to display exhibits from the era. No photography is allowed there. If you are into history and things of this sort, you will find this place interesting. Otherwise, you might want to spend more time at Sanmachi. Personally, I think it's worth a visit!