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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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We went fairly early, 9.30 and it was very quiet. It costs 850 yen to get in, but the floats are magnificent and you can take photos, as longdas your flash is off.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We went fairly early, 9.30 and it was very quiet. It costs 850 yen to get in, but the floats are magnificent and you can take photos, as longdas your flash is off.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was interesting to see, with only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. Upon entering, you see a big room with 5 big floats, and another half dozen, 'inclement weather' floats. They are glassed off, and you walk around 2 sides, and then go up a ramp into a video presentation of the festival.You then see the last side... More 

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Quite a dull place to visit... All of the flats are in a central room and because of the glass you can't even get decent photos...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The floats are amazing. The skill and craftsmanship required to build them is immense. I just wish we had been in Takayama to see them in the festival.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The guides there were able to pass us a cassette with English guide on it, so that took us through all the exhibits with lots of info. Great to see the floats up close, and they do rotate them so you can always see something new. Great display and info - well worth going.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We heard about the Takayama festival and so we came here to see the floats.. Perhaps it took around 20-30 min walk from JR station. The museum is not big but the exhibition is amazing. Showing the real Takayama Floats and just feel amazing about this kind of creations. There was also a small video show about the festival. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is well worth a visit - it's beautifully set out and the floats and costumes and paraphenalia are superb.

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Tianjin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is my second time to this museum. Outside is beautiful, there's a Shinto shrine and the scenery is lovely. The museum itself can be a snooze. You can literally walk through it in 5 -15 minutes. But it's something to do in that area and it's apart of their cultural heritage.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Its great to be able to se these impressive floats but all in all the museum is lacking a little personality. If you are interested in seeing some floats I highly suggest going to the float museum in Hida-Furukawa (I believe its 3 Train stops up from Takayama on the main line)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very impressive floats. Well preserved. Got some great photos. Shame not to see them in a parade. Price was ok and there's lots of other museums within walking distance

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