Takayama Festival

Takayama Festival

Partners Information: Takayama Festival is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. It became a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016.

The festival is held twice a year; on April 14-15 (Spring Festival) and October 9-10 (Autumn Festival).

The magnificent festival floats are the main attraction. These floats are beautifully decorated with carvings, marionettes, woven curtains, lacquer-ware and bamboo blinds made by master artisans.

Enjoy marionette performances, lion dances and a festival procession of locals wearing traditional clothing.

As night falls, enjoy the view of 100 chochin lanterns brightly lit on the floats lined up on a historical street.

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