The Takayama Festival, held in spring (April 14 and 15) and autumn (October 9 and 10), is ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals (the other two are Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and the Chichibu Matsuri).

Four of the autumn festival's eleven floats (yatai) are exhibited at the Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan (高山祭屋台会館), a hall next to Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine. The elaborately decorated floats are several hundred years old and beautiful examples of Takayama's legendary craftsmanship.


The Takayama Yatai Kaikan is located in the northern end of Takayama's old town, a 20-25 minute walk from Takayama Station.

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8:30 to 17:00 (March to November)
9:00 to 16:30 (December to February)


No closing days


900 yen

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Page last updated: June 28, 2017