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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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Great insight into floats and festivals

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... read more

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

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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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The floats themselves are impressive, but you don't get any idea of the excitement of the festival nor of the marionette performances.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I would love to see the real procession but this exhibition gives a great insight into the culture and something you won't see in many places

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was light raining on the day of the festival (April 14), so they decided to leave all the Floats in the hangars. It was very dissapointing and insulting to all the people who came a long way for the festival.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a great museum for our rainy day in Takayama. It was Spring Festival the next day, so disappointing for the locals and many visitors who'd come just for that. We enjoyed this museum and the stories associated with each float.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The floats are spectacular but seeing them in the museum cannot compare to seeing them in action. Unfortunately it rained cats and dogs this year and the parades were cancelled. We also saw two in their sheds, but the museum offers better viewing possibilities. Even if you are there in good weather and the parade takes place, take time to... More 

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

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