Apr/14 - 15 Takayama Spring Festival4.5
from 4/14 '19 to 4/15 '19
The Takayama Festival is one of the Japan's three most beautiful festivals along with Gion Festival and Chichibu Festival.
It is held twice a year in spring and autumn in Takayama city, Gifu prefecture which takes 2.5 hours from Nagoya.
The Spring Festival, called "Sanno Festival", is the annual festival of the Hie Shrine in the southern half of Takayama's old town.
It features 12 festival floats(yatai),go around the town in a parade and the festival floats are displayed in the streets of Takayama.
Also, several of the festival floats are decorated with mechanical dolls that can move and dance(Karakuri Performance).
In the evening of the first day, the festival floats are pulled through the streets of Takayama's old town for about two to three hours. The evening festival is considered the festival's highlight by many visitors.
Visitors would feel like they go back through time to the Edo period.
Dates: April 14 - 15, 2019
Venue: Hie Shrine
Address: 156 Shiroyama, Takayama city, Gifu prefecture
Access: 12mins by walk from JR Takayama Sta.
PurposeFestivals,,Gourmet,parade,night view,Japanese resort,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta. Takayama Sta. (about 1.3km) Google Transit
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4.02 weeks ago
A nice shrine to see. One of the attractions in Takayama.
5.09 months ago
Good place to appreciate the tranquility of Japanese shrine. Famous for the thousand years old cedar. Fans of the Japanese animation movie "your name" shall not miss this place. Be reminded to prepare 5yen coins if you plan to make a wish.
Getting and Leaving : not well connected by public transportation. There are infrequent bus running with stop here. Visitors who plan to travel by taxi would better download apps to call one. You're lucky if you see a taxi available for hire passing by...
It is a 30mins walk to town without shed.
5.0a year ago
Awesome beautiful temple. Lots of "your name" prayer charms here.
5.02 months ago
5.0a year ago
Peaceful place! Such a beautiful to be here. 1000 years okd cedar and cikadas make you a company. Omikuji, clean water. Jinja is a part of great history of Takayama city. Must see!