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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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If you are in town worth seeing

Provides good background on the festival history and floats. Gives you an excellent chance too see... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
Gary M
Opossum Bay, Australia
Small but impressive

We used the audio provided and learnt a lot about the floats used for the Autumn and Spring... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Nikki C
New South Wales, Australia
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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.
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178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Good for those interested in cultural things. Take your time to read all the signs and see the photos, they tell more than what is just in front of your eyes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank molmotta
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Provides good background on the festival history and floats. Gives you an excellent chance too see some floats close up and admire the intricate work.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We used the audio provided and learnt a lot about the floats used for the Autumn and Spring Matsuri. It was a small exhibition but enjoyable. Would not recommend this for under 10 yrs, our younger teens found it interesting..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nikki C
Reviewed January 11, 2019

An indoor exhibition of some of the massive ornately carved festival floats, which are used in the twice yearly festival processions. These processions were started in the 16th century but the floats on exhibit are mainly from the 17th century and they are still carried...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bella c
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Interesting audio tour. Floats amazing and impressive. Worth a visit. Easy to find and navigate through.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

These ancient floats are really amazing in construction and appearance. One can almost imagine the significance of the festival just by looking at these floats. The exhibition only displays some of the floats with the rest kept in big storage houses elsewhere. There are 4...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Definitely worth a visit and very informative and interesting. It would be good to visit Takayama when the floats festival is on 9-10 October annually.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stirfry151
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Visited the Autumn Festival. Had trouble booking a hotel while 2 months before our visit, so book early. Be prepared for crowds. Don't forget to see the lantern bit in the evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

We visited during the autumn exhibition that included many very ornate traditional festival floats and huge drums. The exhibition hall is a very large dome where you can both view the large intricate floats and then watch puppet displays involving a succession of each of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gregory W
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The title says it all - these floats are simply amazing. The skill in building them is quite something. There is a short film accompanying the exhibition which was very informative. The ticket to this exhibition included entry to another in the adjacent building of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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