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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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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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Enjoy Fun, Well-Displayed Festival Floats

Unless you are lucky enough to be here during one of the festivals when these beauties come out, this is the next best thing. They are colorful, impressive in the detail and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Catbird28
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see exhibition when in Takayama, seeing the floats in the exhibition hall and watching the video of the festival, you feel like you must come back at the festival times of the year

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Thank Andy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very unusual exhibition and most colourful! There are audio guides in English but exhibits also have English translation labelling throughout the exhibition hall. There is also a video which lasts about 10 minutes which is well worth watching to get an insight into the wonderful festivals which take place twice a year in Takayama and where the floats are... More 

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Thank geoff m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibition, it's really easy to see the floats and there are descriptions in english as well as an english audio tour. Nice way to pass an hour and as you leave they give you a tiny photo as a memento of your visit, you can buy the larger version in a little booklet (japanese only unfortunately) for a reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Unless you are lucky enough to be here during one of the festivals when these beauties come out, this is the next best thing. They are colorful, impressive in the detail and workmanship and some even have the wonderful mechanical puppets (karakuri) on them, which you can see in action in the museum nearby. There are some explanations in English... More 

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Thank Catbird28
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A must see attraction in Takayama! Very central, easy to access. If you are visiting Takayama on April pay attention on the date when will be the Festival . They use all the allegoric cars which are exposed in this museum.

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Thank SOLI_Brazil
Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

One would be awed by the gigantic festival floats and the intricacies in the structure. For those who have a keen interest in Japanese culture, you would find a visit here worth your while. A short video is provided and this would give you an insight on the floats procession during the assigned dates.

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Thank MaryFrancesChua
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful temple. I visit this in the morning where they perform prayer using small bell. The sound of the prayer and the surrounding forest makes for a soothing experience. The gold detailing with wooden frame in the middle of towering jungle shown a perfect harmony of building in conjuction with nature. Experience your small soul searching while spending some time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A small museum tucked away from the main town but not a long walk to get there. You're given a little tape recorder which explains the history behind the floats which is an added bonus as you really do learn more with this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We just missed the festival but made up for it by seeing the floats at close hand in the exhibition hall. It 's hard to imagine how human strength can excel in pushing these massive and elaborately decorated wooden structures through the streets of Takayama. The video presentation of the procession partly made up for what we missed. Definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were not sure if this was worth the time and money to visit. Am glad we did. Actual intricately created floats on display at this hall. There's a video room for one to learn about the festival and explains what takes place during that time of year in Takayama. Both educational and entertaining. Entry to this place includes a... More 

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