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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.
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178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These ancient floats are really amazing in construction and appearance. One can almost imagine the significance of the festival just by looking at these floats. The exhibition only displays some of the floats with the rest kept in big storage houses elsewhere. There are 4...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit and very informative and interesting. It would be good to visit Takayama when the floats festival is on 9-10 October annually.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stirfry151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Autumn Festival. Had trouble booking a hotel while 2 months before our visit, so book early. Be prepared for crowds. Don't forget to see the lantern bit in the evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tripdogg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during the autumn exhibition that included many very ornate traditional festival floats and huge drums. The exhibition hall is a very large dome where you can both view the large intricate floats and then watch puppet displays involving a succession of each of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all - these floats are simply amazing. The skill in building them is quite something. There is a short film accompanying the exhibition which was very informative. The ticket to this exhibition included entry to another in the adjacent building of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Piglet47
Reviewed 7 November 2018

October Festival withe incredible and ancient floats.Second day there is a full parade and market with enthusiastic locals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeilH0
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Such amazing floats, huge and not sure I would want to be pulling. Ornate, colourful and quite exquisite, well worth a visit. Also a lovely town to walk around, shop, eat and enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Takayama is one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. The festival is held twice a year, in the spring (April 14-15) and in Autumn (9-10 October), and includes a spectacular performance of about 12 decorated moving stages called the Thai. When there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YairBarZohar
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Since we're unlikely to ever be in Takayama during the spring and fall festival parades, we were happy to be able to see four of the elaborate floats which are several hundred years old.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Virginia_Elizabeth
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This museum, adjacent to the shrine for which it’s festival is famous, has in storage several gorgeous festival floats inside a 12 to 15 foot tall, 270* wall of glass room which will allow you to fully appreciate them from ground level as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IsaacGBerkovsky
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