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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Four remarkable 17th century floats occupy this museum celebrating Takayama’s famous Autumn Festival.
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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178 Sakura-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-5100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This large airy hall displays some of the floats used in the annual festival - others are secured behind huge closed doors around the town. You are able to view all around the floats via access on 2 levels - the floats are behind glass....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition shows four of the floats and allows you to get quite close up via a ramp. The entry ticket also gives you entry to the nearby museum which is worth going to for the beautiful detailed models of nearby shrines. The exhibitional Hall...More

Thank pipi_on_the_go
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition shows 4 of the 23 floats and many costumes. There is a very good audioguide - with useful explanations.There is also a very interesting movie in the museum. The design of the floats is beautiful and unique. We can only imagine how impressive...More

Thank bea2504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The space is designed so that you can view the floats at two levels, ground level then you gradually walk up an incline to see the floats from above.The floats are quite amazing with moving puppets, silks & carvings. Good information & explanations. there is...More

Thank lovetheunexpected
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this exhibition whilst in Takayama. It comprises a large hall, where the traditional floats used in the Takayama Festivals are stored. There is also a good audio-video showing the floats being paraded around the town on festival day. Well worth a visit.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a rainy day that canseled our natural park trip. We were told that the floats show is the remady for such situation. 20 minutes walk from train station area . Very nice and interesting show.that gives you a good idea and feeling of...More

Thank alex d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibition hall was interesting to walk around and see the giant floats but there was very little else to see at the attraction.

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The written English explanation is identical to the audio, so do one or the other. Very interesting and informative.

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibition! Not much information for those who don't speak Japanese. They do give us an old tape-recorder but don't provide the earphones.

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to a float exhibit in New Orleans and it too has an eery yet interesting appeal. The floats are not like anything you would ever see in the US as they are ornate at an over the top ornate level.

Thank Alexa8776
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