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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-5100
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"behind glass"
in 19 reviews
"on display"
in 34 reviews
"beautiful floats"
in 15 reviews
"audio guide"
in 13 reviews
"spring and autumn"
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"short video"
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"tape recorder"
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"video presentation"
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"english subtitles"
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"small museum"
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"works of art"
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"scale model"
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"worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"entrance fee"
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"local culture"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Takayama Festival began 350 years ago as a simple village ceremony, but as the town became a center for sake brewers, cloth merchants, woodworkers, and other craftsmen, a spirit of competition developed among the various districts of the town and rich merchants contributed funds...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Takayama visit this Festival Float exhibition hall , there are many colourful and very artistically made cultural floats,decorated with complected carvings and guilded gold panels most date back to the 17th century, the display is behind glass but you can walk around all...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Definitely worth a look. The floats are beautiful and the more you look at them, the more you wonder how they carry them through the streets! Well worth an hour or so if you're around the temple area.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Amazing floats. Very beautiful and good craftsmanship. There are other floats stored at various parts in town. As you walk around town you notice the storage buildings of the other floats. The most amazing one is the float for the Gods.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you go to Takayama. The floats are fun and every 10 minutes the run. You can easily spent an hour here so don’t rush. There are some “hands on”. Activities too so kids will enjoy as well as adults.

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

The floats are really colourful and there are many of them. There is a theatre with a screen showing the festival in full swing. Would be great to attend this if in the area at the right time

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

This exhibition hall houses some of the magnificent, ornate floats used in one of the the most beautiful festivals in Japan. Three times a year the decorative floats are changed so that visitors can see them as they appear in the festival. The Takayama Festival...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Our tour group visited the exhibition hall on a rainy morning. The floats were behind glass walls which made taking pictures tricky. He observation path went around the bottom level for the first two sides, the last two sides involved slanted passages up. The individual...More

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Wonderful experience seeing all the exhibits; try to come during a festival!! These exhibits are practical, they will take out the shrine and do these massive man-only powered parades which never cease to amaze

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This attraction was not on my walking tour but was recommended to me by my fantastic guide "Nats". because of my love of history and culture I am so glad that I did not miss this. The Floats are exquisite and a huge part of...More

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