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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
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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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Captures the heart of the Takayama Festival

This small museum houses the floats used in the annual Takayama Festival. They rotate the ones on display, so chances are, if you've been here before on a different season, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This small museum houses the floats used in the annual Takayama Festival. They rotate the ones on display, so chances are, if you've been here before on a different season, the floats on display will be different. For English speakers, they offer an audio guide, in the form of a portable cassette player. While it may be difficult to listen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Festival Floats Exhibition Hall is worth seeing, but was disappointingly small. They didn't cater very well for English speakers and so it felt like one was missing out .. It limited how much you could really learn. The staff are friendly and it's an interesting place - I wouldn't make it an essential place to see but also not... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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