Can't believe that some reviewers say this exhibition is over rated.......there are usually 4 floats to see but when we went there were 5 as one float's "garage" was being repaired. The floats are magnificent and beautiful and easily seen in a huge glass enclosed hall at both ground level and then again from a gallery walk way. Each float has its own sign explaining its history and models in traditional costume help set the scene. It is unrealistic to expect to touch or get up close to these antique, valuable exhibits. Some are covered in gold leaf and others have valuable and delicate fabrics and scrolls. Also grab a brochure for more information, make sure you get the English one.There is a video room where a film plays showing the floats in one of the festivals. There are 2 festivals each year, one in April, Spring and one in October, Autumn when floats are paraded down the streets of Takayama. As you walk around the heritage preservation streets of the town you will come across the "garages where many of the floats are kept. A plaque explains which one is kept there. There are 11 Spring floats and 12 Autumn floats in all. Having seen just 5 of them we want to come back to see more during a festival.