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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-32-5100
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Ranked #9 of 66 things to do in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.

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Beijing, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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66 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

These floats are the personal collection of Kinta Nakada and built at a cost of $2,000,000 each. We saw three of them operating with mechanical dolls performing such things as a drumming performance and Kabuki theatre. They are huge and intricate floats with beautiful unique designs and the mechanical theatre of each float is fascinating. The museum also houses the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Viewing the collection of traditional Japanese festival floats was very worthwhile. The size, craftsmanship, and beauty of each float was impressive. Make sure to see the nearby exhibit of temple models, too. You can use the same ticket.

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