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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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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 6 days ago via mobile

Went there as part of a tour of Japan. The floats on exhibit were amazing. The presentation was interesting. This was not as crowded as some of the other places we visited.

Thank Mikesflorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of gorgeous festival floatings are displayed in Takayama. Takayama city, is the famous site designated by UNESCO Cultural Heritage Takayama spring and Autumn Festival twice annually. The origins date back to in the latter half of the 16th century or early 17th century. This...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautifull display of floats. They are giant. Interesting details. There is a movie/video to watch from real events. Second part is on scale display of Nikko. Akso interesting to see (and especially if you went to Nikko before).

Thank RieksLok
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great history and learning that some of these floats go back to the 17th century. Enjoyable seeing these floats.

Thank Retired_Miami
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Do visit if you can and do take the audio to help you learn what it is you are looking at. A very well worth it visit.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

These floats weigh 3ton and they are taken through the streets of Takayama during the festivals held in Spring, April 14th and 15th and Autumn October 9th and 19th. There are 12floats in all the festival is 350 years old . This is something to...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed August 2, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

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

Thank mickknap
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.

Thank SML112
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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