Takayama Jinya, 高山陣屋

Takayama Jinya is a restored government building dating back to the Edo period (江戸時代) . A jin'ya (陣屋) - not to be confused with jinja (神社) - a shinto shrine - was the administrative headquarters of a small area or domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. A domain that is assessed to potentially generate 30,000 koku... Continue Reading →

Japan Train Station Stamps

Stamps are a big thing in East Asian countries, especially in Japan. Instead of hand written signatures, you'll be using hanko or stamps for documents. Everyone has their own personalized stamps for documents. Not only people, stations also have their own stamps. The stamps are usually located on a stand near one of the entrances... Continue Reading →

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