We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Craftsman

An amazing replica of the real buildings. Took them longer to build the replicas than the original... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Fabulous Replicas

It took thirty three master carpenters fifteen years to skillfully replicate the buildings of the... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Boston area, United States
via mobile
Read all 43 reviews
All photos (34)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good67%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
178 Sakuramachi, Takayama 506-0858, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Takayama
from $45.50
More Info
from $69.10
More Info
from $69.10
More Info
from $45.50
More Info
Reviews (43)
Filter reviews
25 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsexhibition hallfestival floatstakayama festivalworth a visitreplicaworshipminiaturecarpentercraftsmendisplayadmissionmuseumjapan
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing replica of the real buildings. Took them longer to build the replicas than the original building. Really amazing craftsmanship. Such delicate work. I now need to visit the real temple site.

Thank Panda6551
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

It took thirty three master carpenters fifteen years to skillfully replicate the buildings of the first general of the Tokugawa shogunate. The detail work attests to the great craftsmanship of the carpenters who recreated this one tenth scale replica of a five storied Pagoda, worship...More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Our tour visited this exhibit after touring the Float Exhibit Hall. The miniatures are exquisitely detailed. For those who are familiar with model trains, they were about HO gauge. I wish we could have spent more time here.

Thank Ed C
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The models are all beautifully made and as we were going to visit Nikko later on our trip it was very interesting to see these models. Having seen the real thing they are exceptionally well made and very good copies.

Thank Mudeford123
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

As mentioned before, this is free if you bought a float admission. Amazing amount of work and detail went into this. Should take less than 1 hr to go thru... built from 1912 to 1956.

Thank miked3328
Reviewed December 12, 2017

These 1/10th size models are so detailed and beautiful to see. It is hard to move from one model to the next because the details of the actual buildings are so exact

Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed November 8, 2017

As mentioned by others, admission to this museum is included in the ticket to the Float Museum. Do not miss this place if you go to the Float Museum. The models are well done.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Sakurayama Nikkokan gets second billing to the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, though they can both be visited on the same ticket. It turns out that the former is far superior to the latter (something like the opening singer or band being better than the one...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed September 19, 2017

The detail was amazing and the fact we had actually visited the temple ourselves on our previous visit to Japan made it that much more enjoyable.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Amazingly detailed models of real temples & shrines, very intricate detail. Over a hundred of them I would estimate. Situated next door to the Floats Museum & included in the ticket price. Worth a look, it took a lot of craftsmen many years to make...More

Thank lovetheunexpected
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sakurayama Nikkokan staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines