Takayama Matsuri, a Majestic Festival in Gifu - April 2019
Takayama Matsuri (高山祭り) is counted as one of the most beautiful festivals in Japan. Here's what to expect in the 2019 upcoming edition on April 14th and 15th!
Takayama Matsuri (高山祭り)
Sannō Matsuri is held annually on April 14th and 15th. The southern part of Takayama town is the main spot where the festival is held and the mikoshi (festival floats) gather. The main shrine of the Spring Festival, Hie Shrine, is also known as Sanno-sama.
The Autumn Festival is held in the northern part of the Takayama town, where the Hachiman Shrine is located. And the festival is also known as Hachiman festival. This one is held on October 9th and 10th.
Both spring and autumn festivals have their own set of yatai (festival floats). During the festival, all of the floats will be placed around the historical town of Takayama. If you are interested in floats, you can visit the Matsuri no Mori festival museum to have a look at the exhibited floats.
Main events of Takayama Matsuri
Displayed Yatai (Festival Floats)
Karakuri Doll Show
A show will be about 50 minutes long.
14th: 11:00 and 2:30
15th: 10:00 and 2:00
Don't forget the gourmet foods when you visit Takayama!
Kobe beef wrapped with magnolia leaves is a special cuisine you can only enjoy at Takayama. It's a bit expensive but surely worth a try!
- Quite sure I'm a Ramen freak. Almost up to 200ramens in 2017. Not only ramens but also love to eat around and drink around.