It’s intense! Experience one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan, the Autumn Festival of Takayama Matsuri Festival in Takayama, Gifu prefecture!

It’s intense! Experience one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan, the Autumn Festival of Takayama Matsuri Festival in Takayama, Gifu prefecture!

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Takayama Matsuri festival, which is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan along with Gion Matsuri festival in Kyoto, and Chichibu Yomatsuri festival in Saitama. This is one of the must-see festivals as it is designated as both the Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property and the Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Let us show you the highlight of the festival:

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Puppet performances are held within the premises of Hachiman Shrine with the puppets of Hoteitai and men and women are manipulated with 36 strings. You definitely want to see the Chinese dolls flying trapeze.

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Yatai, which is designated as National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property is beautifully decorated and you can witness the skills of the Hida artisans.

Takayama Matsuri Festival is held twice a year: For the spring, it is held on April 14th and 15th, and for the autumn, it is held for the period between October 9th and 10th...
The view of Yatai during Sanno Festival, the Spring Festival is strikingly beautiful as it contrasts with the background filled with cherry blossoms.

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During the Hachiman Festival, the Autumn Festival, you can enjoy the sceneries decorated with the autumn leaves.
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We have learned that Takayama Matsuri Festival actually is a combination of both Sannno Festival in the spring time and Hachiman Festival in the autumn., so please visit both festivals to make it complete.