Things to do / Traditional festivals

Gifu: Takayama Matsuri

Autumn Festival of the shrine, registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Festival comes its climax when all the floats lighted with over 100 lanterns each are carried through the city. Karakuri-ningyo and stage plays are offered on one of those floats. If it rains heavily, the events will be canceled.

Location: Sakurayama Hachiman-gu Shrine,, Takayama, Gifu

JR Takayama Honsen Line to Takayama Sta., and then walk 20 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.