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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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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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Great place to see the type of floats that are used twice a year. The complexity of the workmanship is amazing. The colours are beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to see the type of floats that are used twice a year. The complexity of the workmanship is amazing. The colours are beautiful.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elaborate and fascinating Takayama Festival floats kept in exhibition hall used only during certain days of the year for procession through the town. There is also a short documentary on the procession. Also to note there are "garages" in town where the present day floats are stored between processions

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth a visit to check-out all of the different floats stored here...rolled out during the festivals (some are huge!).

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Callanish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hall is a must-see as it exhibits yatai (floats) used in the Takayama Matsuri, which is an annual procession of these astonishing creations, some dating from the 17th century. Each is a collection of detailed carvings, metal­work and lacquerwork. Some have karakuri ningyō (marionettes) that can perform because of puppeteers manipulating multiple strings. The hall itself is two-tiered so... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exhibition of some of the floats that are used in town's parade. Short film explaining and showing the actual festivals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit as so unique. However only 4 floats on display and behind glass so you cant look at them closely. There is also a 10 min film with English subtitles about the two festivals. Expensive to get in though at 900y for not much more than a 30 min experience, although this does also get you entry to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This modern museum houses the elaborate and colourful floats which are drawn through the town's streets twice a year at the Spring and Autumn festivals. Whilst you are unable to walk amongst the floats the viewing platforms are good so you are able to see them quite close and from various levels. It is worth watching the film of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenic drive to Takeyama with a wonderful warm and charming community feel. The festival is definitely a bucket list item to visit because it is like no other! We loved the beautiful architecture, details, and illuminance of the floats at night. The parade, live music, and many souvenir shops were wonderful to visit. So glad we experienced this festival.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Having seen pictures of the floats at various museums around town and their storage places(really large cupboards) situated at different spots in the heritage areas, it was great to see them "live". They are behind glass so a bit hard to get good photos but very worthwhile to see how large and ornate they are with wood carving, lacquerwork, painting,... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

These floats are still used in festivals and are in excellent condition. They are about 2 stories high, colorful and intricately decorated. There are figures accompanying them as well. You feel like you are there parading. Well worth a visit!

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