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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

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Address: 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating...

Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.

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Festival Float Exhibition Hall

Visited with hubby as part of the Titan "Essence of Japan" trip. Wonderful floats which are pulled through the streets during the Takayama Matsuri festival in the Spring and... read more

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited with hubby as part of the Titan "Essence of Japan" trip. Wonderful floats which are pulled through the streets during the Takayama Matsuri festival in the Spring and Autumn. This started as a simple village festival 350 years ago but became a bit of a local competition between the various districts of the town as the region prospered. Many... More 

Thank Wasessa
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique example of Japanese culture. The workmanship of these exquisite works of art are way beyond what we call a float. There must be a better word to describe them. It is an essential part of understanding Takayama.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This exhibition covers the twice yearly carnival showing some of the floats, puppets and other items. It is well worth a visit to see the carving and decoration of the Japanese artists. There are some other attractions in the vicinity.

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dayton, oh
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a unique museum, which houses four large, beautifully crafted floats that are used in the twice yearly festivals held in Takayama each year. The floats were made in the 17th through 19 centuries, with the majority built in the mid 1800s. The floats are very colorful, with beautiful details, such as lovely artwork and gold trim. The tops... More 

Thank pasweet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee is quite expensive, but if you are in Takayama, you have to see it. It is worth while.

Thank Belgy11
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit if only to see the fantastic float which gives you a sense of how much work was put into them Why only four stars? The simple reason is that all the displays are behind glass which doesn't help when you are taking photos due to the reflection As for the models of the shrines... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two carnivals, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn. This exhibition houses four of the eleven used for the the Autumn carnival. They are changed occasionally so a repeat visit after a while will likely have different ones to see. The floats are very old and some date from 17th century although they are so well... More 

Thank PeterHillsLewes
Shenley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit expensive but it does let you into the Sakurayama Nikkokan as well which is well worth a visit. The four floats are fantastic and steeped in history, they also show you a video of the festival when the floats are performing. A must see

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bit disappointed, as the cost of the tickets was quite expensive, to find only four floats on show. There was a video showing some of the parade and a small display of some scrolls written in Japanese. Also there were a couple of old costumes.

Thank Judy W
Nagano, Japan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed, great exhibition of chariots, VERY impressive. You do not need more then 30-60 minutes here, but you should not miss it, it is one of Takayama:s treasures

Thank Shlomi T

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