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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 577-32-5100
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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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A well laid out display of some of the floats used in Takayama's spring and autumn festivals. Entry fee also includes entry into the museum next door which houses models of local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is well worth a visit, exceptional museum of Japanese culture. The floats are spectacular, incredible craftsmanship. It would be good to be in Takayama during the festival.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well laid out display of some of the floats used in Takayama's spring and autumn festivals. Entry fee also includes entry into the museum next door which houses models of local temples and castles

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The floats are impressive, and don't miss the video that shows them being used. But for me, the most impressive part of the visit was in the next room, where they have a big scale model of the complex of temples and shrines at Nikko. As impressed was I was with Nikko itself, I was impressed all over again by... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You have to go and se these floats when you are here - they are unique. They are behind glass and the supporting displays are weak in todays terms, but they are quite something you have not seen before.

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I wish we had been given an explanation of the purpose of the vehicles on display in this museum before we arrived. But apparently the local guides pretty much assume visitors already know all about the local festival where these vehicles are paraded around town. All was clearer about half way through the museum where there was a short, informative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We love the outstanding exhibition and showcase for its culture. A must visit when in Takayama city.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

There are many floats on display in this large hall. They show the vibrant colour and intricacy of construction. Some information in English. Keep a lookout for more floats as you walk the little streets

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Takayama is a beautiful and interesting town to walk around. The Old part has many well preserved buildings in their traditional brown or black. The museum of festival floats is well sign posted and reasonably priced. You can take pictures. As you enter they take a free photo of you which they give you on a souvenir information sheet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit and learn about Japanese culture and customs of Takayama Festival of Floats.They are priceless exhibits that are well maintained and come out only twice a year; in April and October.You can spend an hour there easily.A photo shoot is free with a gift but pay a fee for a booklet binding.The ticket also give you free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Beautiful floats many of which date from the 17th century beautifully decorated. Highlight of the city a must. Part of it is the Sakyrayama Nikko Kan - 1/10 scale replica of the Nikko Toshogu.

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