Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

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See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Take a look at our Takayama trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Amazing display of floats that go around the town twice a year. Wish we could have come during the festival season - April and October to have an even more interesting experience. Only 5 were on...  more »
  • I write expensive because it’s double the price of some of the other museums, and half the length, however Japan doesn’t really do traditional tourism yet, so when you take into account that it is...  more »
  • It has original collection of Yatai(festival moving structures). Its not so big but the great place to know about festivals and differences in Yatai types.
  • A peaceful place to stop by for cultural study about the show. The staff was so kind. They have the English Audio that explain the meaning of every piece and action made for the festival. They also mentioned that the collection changes every four months, according to the weather. So a revisit is a must!

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