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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-5100
Description: 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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Good view of floats if you are not visiting on festival day

This "exhibition hall", as the name implies, centers on a huge room that displays a few of the floats that participate in the semi-annual festivals. It is worth a visit to learn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The festival floats (rotated exhibition) of the harvest festival can be seen here. They are quite ornate. All signage in Japanese, but you can get an English audio guide (tape recorder, how retro) which explains about the floats and the festival. The ticket also gives you access to the nearby (20 meters away) small exhibition hall which has replicas of... More 

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Labuan Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Displays of original floats was interesting but there wasn't much else to see. Do however watch the video presentation as it helps to see it in action if you are not able to see the actual festival. Tickets allows to you entry in another museum nextdoor, but we found the inspiration to see the karakuri museum, which was fun to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This "exhibition hall", as the name implies, centers on a huge room that displays a few of the floats that participate in the semi-annual festivals. It is worth a visit to learn some of the history and symbolism underlying the floats but also simply to get a sense of scale -- these floats are huge! Take a look at the... More 

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Hobart Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A huge display room with some of the floats with a video to show how they are carried during the festivities

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is well worth venturing slightly away from the main area to see this gem. As you walk around the main 'old town' you see the storage houses for many of the old floats for the spring and autumn festivals. The four floats on display in this museum are all from the autumn parade. They are beautifully displayed in a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

These floats are amazing, so detailed and beautifully made. My husband was interested in the sketches they display showing the process of how the floats are designed. There's also a short video you can watch to give you background on the whole float/festival thing.

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Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

These float are certainly worth seeing as the detail and size is amazing. They were so beautifully presented in a huge exhibition hall with an English tape translation. The quality of the tape is not fantastic, but still well worth the visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Superbly displayed behind huge glass walls with walk around on 2 levels. Not much info in English. Worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As we wandered around town, we came across this exhibit. When we paid for admission, we were asked if we wanted a free audio tape in English to learn more about the exhibit. This was quite a pleasant surprise. We especially enjoyed the magnitude of these shrine floats.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

As most museums in Japan there is very little information on any western language. There is a film with a few words in English, but not enough subtitles to understand what it's all about. The tour guides English had a strong accent and spoke too fast so it was very hard to understand.

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Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-5100
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama

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