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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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Very nice float exhibit and Nicco models

The floats are amazing to see, then we six on our visit. I am tired just thinking about the crews that have to carry them. Really liked the models of Nikki, if you are a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The floats are amazing to see, then we six on our visit. I am tired just thinking about the crews that have to carry them. Really liked the models of Nikki, if you are a modeler, you will be blown away at the level of detail.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The floats are beautiful, but only a few are on display. Besides the floats, and a 10 minutes video clip, some ritual gowns, there are nothing much that excites us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Go there only if you are interested in local traditions, like the float festival in this small city that is also a very important festival, that occurs twice a year, as you can learn from the explanations they give to you in English with and audio guide and a pamphlet. Well organized to be a small Exhibition hall and really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

As we walked around Takayama we saw more than one set of doors that looked somewhat out of place. A trip to this museum told us that each neighborhood keeps their shrine in one of these garages. Each year some shrines are chosen for exhibit in the museum. These shrines, or floats, are intricately decorated and gorgeous. They can be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited this when we dropped by the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. The tickets are expensive, but they are combined with the visit to another exhibition on site - do not miss that one as well! They also provide you with a device which plays an English guide. This exhibition gave us a good idea of the floats used during the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The main attraction is the exhibition of four of the floats used in the Matsuri festivals. The floats are elaborately decorated with exquisite details.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This exhibition hall is within walking distance of everything else in Takayama. The floats are beautifully displayed and one gets a real sense of what it must be like when they are out out on the streets in festival mode. They are huge and the detail in each of the floats is extraordinary. The building next door (all for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Really deep in history, great exhibition of floats & explanation of their history. Easy to follow as explained in English. Not expensive entrance fee. Puppet show is also worth seeing..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to see the type of floats that are used twice a year. The complexity of the workmanship is amazing. The colours are beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Elaborate and fascinating Takayama Festival floats kept in exhibition hall used only during certain days of the year for procession through the town. There is also a short documentary on the procession. Also to note there are "garages" in town where the present day floats are stored between processions

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