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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Enormous floats, some on wheels, some have to be carried to the respective Shinto Shrines. In... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Lovely and colourful.

Good to see these floats and they are really most impressive, however a few minutes at most is all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“behind glass” (16 reviews)
“on display” (32 reviews)
178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enormous floats, some on wheels, some have to be carried to the respective Shinto Shrines. In spring and autumn (Thanksgiving) the are paraded through beautiful Takayama. Definitely worth seeing - even when "only" displayed in a museum.

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see these floats and they are really most impressive, however a few minutes at most is all I needed before wanting to look round the town.

Thank RodgerH74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and interesting exhebition of the Festival Floats desplayed behind tall glass walls . The closest you can get to imagine how the real Festival works . Don't miss the mouvie screening at the end of the tour . Also , you may give...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Next best thing to being able to attend the festival that is. In truth the festival is probably so crowded that you can’t see the floats properly so this gives chance to admire the craftsmanship and beauty at fairly close quarters. 4 of Takayama’s 12...More

Thank UKtraveller077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting exposition of some floats used during Takayama festivals. Do not bother with audio guide you are provided with your ticket, it's an old style recorder, difficult to listen to and it only occupies your hands, better go and watch a movie in the...More

Thank endis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This seems to be one of the least visited places here, it's a short walk up from the morning market by the river, you walk past one of the float storage halls as you walk up by the river. At the footbridge turn right and...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got to go here! The exhibits are so huge you wonder how they move. They show you a video as all is works.

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our city guide told us all about the parade, and as you walk though the city you see where they store the floats, but it is impressive to see them in person. The museum only shows a limited (4-5) number of floats, but there are...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cavern-like museum blocks all the light and you could easily imagine how the floats are pulled as mystic cortege through Takayama. for us. The regular performance of the mechanic doll drummers was a little bit strange. A unique place that should be on all...More

Thank The-H-Family-Schweiz
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Went there for a short visit. A few Floats in the exhibition. Very colourful and nice. Describes the history of the floats. 900 Yen per person.

Thank hemish1
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