Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

3.8
#2 of 24 in Museums in Takayama
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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  • You have two venues in one ticket. The first one is the floats exhibit, extraordinary!! Do not miss it. This century old floats are used in a autumn festival, beautifully crafted. The exhibit is chang...  more »
  • Very enjoyable museum, the floats are lovely. The audio tour (in English) which is included with admission, is quite clear. Takes 30-45 minutes to see, and there's an impressive temple next door.  more »
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  • 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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