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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating...

Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.

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Very Interesting Museum

The floats are spectacular and huge, amazing that these are carried through the town when the festival is on.

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Rugeley
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The floats are spectacular and huge, amazing that these are carried through the town when the festival is on.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked through this museum and were impressed with the detail and color of the floats. The video presentation at the end of the tour showed the floats in the festival parade.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth visiting the exhibition! Informative and helps you to immerse yourself into the heritage and culture of the area. The floats are amazing and the detail / story of each one helps to make you appreciate how beautiful they are! Fully recommend visiting this place, as you get to see other areas, only issue being that some areas are... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing adventure and experience. When a village comes together to celebrate Spring it is an experience I will never forget. It's hectic, with so many people but it's worth standing and being amongst the people.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited with hubby as part of the Titan "Essence of Japan" trip. Wonderful floats which are pulled through the streets during the Takayama Matsuri festival in the Spring and Autumn. This started as a simple village festival 350 years ago but became a bit of a local competition between the various districts of the town as the region prospered. Many... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique example of Japanese culture. The workmanship of these exquisite works of art are way beyond what we call a float. There must be a better word to describe them. It is an essential part of understanding Takayama.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibition covers the twice yearly carnival showing some of the floats, puppets and other items. It is well worth a visit to see the carving and decoration of the Japanese artists. There are some other attractions in the vicinity.

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dayton, oh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique museum, which houses four large, beautifully crafted floats that are used in the twice yearly festivals held in Takayama each year. The floats were made in the 17th through 19 centuries, with the majority built in the mid 1800s. The floats are very colorful, with beautiful details, such as lovely artwork and gold trim. The tops... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance fee is quite expensive, but if you are in Takayama, you have to see it. It is worth while.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit if only to see the fantastic float which gives you a sense of how much work was put into them Why only four stars? The simple reason is that all the displays are behind glass which doesn't help when you are taking photos due to the reflection As for the models of the shrines... More 

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