Takayama Autumn Festival
秋の高山祭 （Aki no Takayama Matsuri）
Gorgeous festival floats color the town, and "karakuri" marionettes put on a breathtaking performance!
Perhaps more than anything else, the focal point and must-see attraction of the Takayama Festival is the beautiful festival floats, which are products of the fabulous craftsmanship of the Hida masters. With elaborate, artistic ornaments, masterfully designed marionettes who exhibit incredibly dexterous movements, and clever contraptions for maneuvering them around town, the floats are really masterpieces in their own right! At nighttime, the floats are covered with lanterns, and the parade of these floats creates a beautiful fanatasy world completely different from the daytime procession.
※This festival was registered as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016.
Float with karakuri marionettes
Floats glowing with traditional lanterns
Float drivers in traditional attire
|Date||October 9th and 10th
|Time||9th: 9:00am - 9:00pm
10th: 9:00am - 4:00pm
|Venue||Around Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine|
|Address / Map||178 Sakura-machi, Takayama City, Gifu | Map|
|Telephone Number||0577-32-3333 （Takayama City Tourism Department）|
|Directions||20-minute walk from JR Takayama Station|